“His personality is larger than life and in our small town, everyone knows Ralphie,” she exclaims. “He has put up a really strong fight for a very long time.”
Working as a dedicated employee of the local pizzeria, Ralphie has had the opportunity to meet almost everyone in his entire community and Lynn says that he greets everyone with a huge smile and warm personality. Along with his diehard passion for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, his spirit is infectious.
“He is married to the love of his life, absolutely adores his nieces and nephews and has a stepson and grandson. Right now, they are all focusing on spending as much time together as they can while Ralphie is feeling good and has normal sparks of his personality.”
When 26 Shirts stepped in to financially support the family, Lynn admits that they are typically reluctant to accept help because there are always others who need it more. But, the expensive medical bills from the chemotherapy and trials are stacking up.
“Having this shirt in his honor is a huge blessing, and our community alone is thrilled to help Ralphie through these shirt sales.”
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