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  • "Some people never meet their hero, I gave birth to mine."
  • Sebastian Nicolas Ortiz, the second-born of three sons to Rose & Oscar Ortiz, was funny & kind, intelligent & athletic, handsome & humble - the kind of person you couldn’t help but love. He was a son & brother, a grandson, nephew, & cousin, a true friend, and a FIGHTER. Sebastian was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in October of 2015. He underwent numerous surgeries, 2 grueling chemotherapy regimens, and 23 radiation treatments. He lost weight & his hair. He lost the ability to run. He endured constant pain. But Sebastian fought bravely for 14 months - with patience, faith, & courage - and ALWAYS with a smile & kind word for anyone who visited him. He gave us STRENGTH!!! Sebastian’s fight ended on December 29, 2016, and the SebastianStrong Foundation was born. He will live on FOREVER in our hearts and in our fight to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
  • Please tell us about YOUR HERO. SebastianStrong will only share YOUR HERO’S name, type of cancer, picture, and “story”. All other information requested is for office use only. Children under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian complete this form. The primary contact must be an adult. We require a telephone number for the parent/guardian or Hero (if over 18) to obtain permission to post the Hero on our site.