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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 27, 2017

Awesome day yesterday at the 2nd annual Tommy Turkey Bowl at Clarkstown South. The support for Tommy from friends and family was amazing. Tommy was able to enjoy the day from beginning to end, including post game fun at Lexington Grill. So many people to thank, but special shout outs to Alyssa, Frankie, Ryan, Lynn, Penni, Joe, Joanne, Diane, Theresa, Anna and the McGuire Bake Sale girls who worked hard all day long. We feel very blessed to have all of you. #webelieve – uploaded a photo of Tommy and his crew.

November 10, 2017

As we get close to the holiday season we thought it would be good to give a Tommy update. Overall it’s been a healthy few months for Tommy with continued hard work in therapy to improve upper body movement. Tommy’s support network of friends, family and nurses continue to help try and make this new life for Tommy the best it can be. Even his Panthers are doing their part this year with a decent season 🙂 . Thanks to all for your ongoing support and prayers #webelieve

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July 17, 2018

please update - in pray for Tommy everyday


February 5, 2018

2018! Hey Tommy... We think of you often. Praying you through.. We are with you.. proud of you. the Bellaviti's xo Annie Mario Michael Daniella and family.

The Bellaviti's

November 27, 2017

Hi Tommy, it is Hilda Kogut, your friend from Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation. So happy to hear that you are fighting and making progress. You are an amazing young man with such wonderful and devoted friends.

Hilda Kogut

November 13, 2017

Hey Tommy -- miss you and can't wait to see you at the Turkey Bowl! Neil will be in too. And if you ever need a bowl of chili to go along with the Panthers game on any given Sunday -- give me a shout! xo