The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

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Duke basketball stars J.J. Redick and Josh McRoberts visited the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke on April 27th to help deliver 80 Boredom Buster Boxes to pediatric brain tumor patients.

Each year, many children have to endure long stays in the hospital due to serious illness. In an effort to help make their stays a little less difficult, Boredom Busters Boxes were created to provide young patients with games, toys and activities. The Boredom Busters charity was created by Michael McCauley, 13-year old brain tumor patient from Northern Virginia.

The Boredom Buster Boxes provided to the brain tumor patients were funded by The Sasha Burakow Touched By An Angel Memorial Fund. The fund was established by Duke University students David Kraus and Charlie Benzyk in honor of Duke University freshman, Sasha Burakow, who died unexpectedly of an aneurysm in December of 2003. J. J. Redick has generously donated money to the fund to support this project.

JJ Redick and Josh McRoberts visit Brain Tumor Center
David Kraus, JJ Redick, Josh McRoberts, Charlie
Benzyk with Michael McCauley and his Mom.
JJ Redick visits Brain Tumor Center
JJ Redick visits with patients.
JJ and Josh McRoberts visit Brain Tumor Center
Back L to R: Iam Carey, Michael McCauley, Josh
McRoberts, JJ Redick, David Kraus, and Charlie
Benzyk with patients

JJ and Josh with BTC staff
David Kraus, JJ Redick, Josh McRoberts, and
Charlie Benzyk with members of the Brain
Tumor Center pediatric staff

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