PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway student, Mikey Wojcik, 13 is continuing his mission to bring smiles to children fighting cancer as they are treated for the disease at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

Mikey, who lost his father, Michael to pancreatic cancer in 2015 kicked-off the start of his now 3rd annual fundraising campaign on Feb. 2, his dad’s birthday.

He is raising money to be able to purchase new toys for the institute’s treasure chest. The toys in it are given to the pediatric patients by the staff to help comfort them while they undergo chemotherapy and related cancer fighting treatments.

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“None of us could know what a parent goes through to see their child having to go through treatment,” said Mikey’s mother, Indira Wojcik. “But I’m sure the smile on the child’s face when they are done with treatment and get to go to the treasure chest must be a joy to the parent’s heart.”

Mikey said being able to make the toy donations is his way of honoring his late father.

“Even though he had cancer he did everything with us. We would go on road trips across America and go to amusement parks and all that fun stuff,” Mikey fondly recalls.

“With the help of all of you we have made six deliveries so far (since starting the toy donations),” he said. “We don’t get to meet with the kids, but the staff are always so happy to see us because they know that the toy chest will be replenished. It’s a really good feeling.”

To help Mikey purchase new toys, he requests small donations of $1-$10 which can be mailed to: Michael Wojcik, P.O. Box 152, Piscataway, NJ 08854 or sent to his mother’s attention via Venmo to indira-wojcik.

 

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