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Tommy McGuire is the 24-year-old son of Tom McGuire and Lori McGuire Balletta and brother of Andrew McGuire. On June 11, 2016 Tommy was involved in a swimming accident and suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Tommy is paralyzed from his chest down. This quick dip into a pool altered the direction of Tommy’s life forever.

Tommy grew up in West Nyack, NY. Before Tommy’s accident he enjoyed playing baseball in the West Nyack LL and basketball with St. Paul’s CYO. Tommy attended Clarkstown South High School where he played, baseball and basketball, but his love was his football team where Tommy was their All Section Quarterback. Tommy recently graduated from Manhattan College with a Business Marketing degree. He has stayed very close with his high school friends and made many more friends through college and family around the tri-state area. Anyone who knows Tommy knows how big of a NY sports fan he is, except when it comes to football where he has been a passionate Carolina Panthers fan since he was 3 years old.

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November 25, 2018

An amazing day yesterday for the 3rd Annual Tommy Turkey Bowl at Clarkstown South HS followed by a great get together at D&D’s in New City. The game featured 24 teams of Tommy’s friends, family and supporters plus many more wonderful helpers and onlookers who braved the cold with smiles on their faces! Then all and many more came to D&D’s for food and drink and continuous support for Tommy. The whole event gets better every year and thank God so does Tommy as he sees the love that so many have for him with their time, money and encouragement. Thank you everyone for your support and prayers #webelieve

November 12, 2018

A nice relaxing football Sunday with no pressure of a Panther game today :). However we are hearing about the once again amazing response we’re getting for the 3rd Annual Tommy Turkey Bowl on Saturday November 24th at Tommy’s home field of Clarkstown South where he has so many great memories. It’s so awesome that we have over a 100 people registered and already received commitments from the following generous sponsors –
Vision Sports Club
West Nyack Little League
Rockland Bakery
Clarkstown South Touchdown Club
16 Handles
Duke Of Oil
The DeMinno CPA Firm
The Softball Tunnel
The Taccetta Family
DeCicco Family Markets
Black Bull House
BeeAlive Royal Jelly
Maracaibo Media
Solo Management
Frank J Tucek and Son Inc
Lenox Advisors
The Balletta Family
Avellino Pizza
Clarkstown South Central School District
Lexington Grill and Pub

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November 26, 2018

Wonderful event. Great seeing Tommy

Robert and kathy Bookman

November 25, 2018

Keep up the great work. We are rooting for you!

Susan Moelis

November 24, 2018

Hi Tommy, So happy to read about your courage and hard work in the paper. You are an inspiration to me. Proud of you. You're in my thoughts and prayers always. Your fan, Barbara Hart (your former teacher)

Barbara Hart

November 12, 2018

Hey Tommy -- looking forward to this year's Turkey Bowl -- can't wait to see you! xo

Lynn Munroe