Messinas at THON

Messinas at THON

The Messina family crosses the stage during Family Hour at THON 2014

Isabella, Pat, Jack and Renee Messina cross the stage during Family Hour at THON 2014, held at the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus. Renee Messina was working as an assistant athletic trainer in Intercollegiate Athletics in 2003 when her then 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, was diagnosed with leukemia. Messina said she felt fortunate to get assistance from her colleagues through Penn State's employee vacation donation program so she could focus her efforts on Isabella's treatments.

Image: Annemarie Mountz
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