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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 30, 2021

Wow!! What another amazing event we had on Saturday. The 5th annual Tommy Turkey Bowl was the best ever. Just an awesome showing of support for Tommy and encouragement for him to keep pushing forward. We had over 20 teams participate in the flag football games under crisp sunny skies with many more onlookers and supporters of Tommy. Family and friends all around that continued their support after the football at a great event at Norcina's with food, drink and many more donations. This year was even more special because Tommy was such a big part of it with pre event interviews and a thank you to all speech to kick the game off. This was also the year Tommy chose to give back by donating a portion of the proceeds to Push to Walk, the rehab facility which has been instrumental in Tommy's progress the past five years.

Thank you to all that participated - whether in person or in spirit. It means so much to Tommy and his family. Happy Holidays to all - #webelieve

October 4, 2021

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy in what has been a difficult time for so many. Like many others Tommy has found a way to adjust and adapt to to this new world where there is so much more done over video conferences and social media, while resuming some of his in person physical therapy. Overall Tommy has been relatively healthy during the pandemic and has continued to work on improving his life in any way possible. Most recently Tommy has been hired as a part-time contractor for Salesforce to work in it's Product Marketing and Strategic Partnerships area. While this has been and continues to be an amazing opportunity, it has also posed a number of challenges around connectivity / technology that he's working his way through. However as with everything that has come Tommy's way over the past 5+ years, he does whatever it takes to push forward and make things happen and we expect no different results here.

Thanks for all your continued support and prayers #webelieve

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December 2, 2021


Frank Tucek

December 2, 2021

Always routing for you, Tommy! Wishing you all the best!

- Tucek Roofing

Frank Tucek

December 2, 2021

Looking good, Tommy! Much love and admiration from the Tucek family!

Frank Tucek