Recent feature: Hillsborough teen keeps mother’s spirit alive through Rememberance Tree

There are many things that 15-year-old Stephen Wurst remembers about his mother Laurie Parlin who lost her life to breast cancer in August 2009 just one week before her 34th birthday. She never missed his baseball games and always was there to cheer him on — even when she was going through chemotherapy.

Wurst also remembers that his mother lost her job and her medical insurance after she was diagnosed. The Steeplechase Cancer Center not only helped out with expenses,but encircled his family with love and kindness, which is what motivated the teen to give back.

“Everyone was so kind and helpful at Steeplechase. They made you feel like you were home rather than in a hospital dealing with a major disease,” Wurst said.

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