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Philly lax community rallies behind former Mount St. Mary’s & Ridley goalie McCarthy with GoFundMe page to assist in his fight against brain tumor

Wednesday, 9th February 2022

Categories Boy's/Men's, Posted 2/9/22
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Frankie McCarthy has made many great saves in his lacrosse career. Now, the Philly lacrosse community is trying to return the favor.

Frankie McCarthy

A GoFundMe has been created to help support the former Ridley High and Mount St. Mary’s goalie with massive medical expenses he has incurred following a cancer diagnosis.

McCarthy underwent urgent Craniotomy surgery to remove a brain tumor several weeks ago and was diagnosed with an infiltrating glioma and will undergo six cycles of radiation before starting chemotherapy.

McCarthy appeared in 20 games in his 4-year career at Mount St. Mary’s. He starred at Ridley and played for the HEADstrong Lacrosse Club and more recently for GMH and HEADstrong in post-collegiate leagues. McCarthy also has volunteered and interned with the HEADstrong Foundation and participated in the HEADstrong Leaders.

The GoFundMe – – in his support was created seven days ago and has raised over $59,000.

McCarthy, 27, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in late December. The tumor was removed on Jan. 13 and doctors considered McCarthy extremely lucky to have found this tumor early.

On January 31 after a meeting with Neuro-Oncologists, he was diagnosed with an infiltrating glioma compatible with oligodendroglioma. He will begin 6 cycles of radiation therapy followed by 6 cycles of chemotherapy.

McCarthy has worked in medical device sales since graduating from Mount St. Mary’s and is also the goalie coach for St. Joseph’s Prep, Delco Lacrosse and Athlete’s United Lacrosse.

This GoFundMe is to help him pay his out-of-pocket medical expenses to focus on his recovery without financial worry during this hardship.

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