On My Team16 was inspired by Jack Sheridan, a young baseball pitcher from Syracuse, NY. Jack was diagnosed with Leukemia on May 29th, 2014, his sophomore year of high school. Through tremendous support and encouragement from family, friends, strangers, and the medical community, Jack was able to beat cancer after 3 ½ years of treatment. Jack went on to play college baseball and has since graduated from Le Moyne College, he is currently studying Health Law at Baylor in Waco, TX.
Experiencing firsthand the positive impact that can result from providing personal comfort and support to pediatric oncology patients, On My Team16 was created by Jordan Zapisek (Sheridan) – Jack’s older sister. OMT16 strives to ensure no child feels alone in their fight against cancer. Every child will know they are a part of something bigger – part of a team focused on fighting and winning their battle together.
Each year approximately 15,700 children under the age of 18 are diagnosed with cancer and sadly 12% of those children will not survive. That means that today alone, in this country, approximately 43 children will be diagnosed. By supporting OMT16, you will help relieve that pain, that suffering, and that loneliness felt by those children and their families. OMT16 creates the “WE” in team.