PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Drexel Women's Lacrosse Team has adopted Maggie Medvitz of Downingtown, PA through the “Friends of Jaclyn” organization. The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life for children suffering with pediatric brain tumors and their families.   Although the organization is responsible for matching a child with a college or high school sports team based on geographic location, the Dragons believed it was fate that brought Maggie and the team together. 

There has been an immediate connection among the team and the Medvitz family and each party cherishes the visits.  Maggie, 2 ½ years old, was diagnosed with AT/RT -a non-surgical cancer of the brainstem on June 10th, 2009. As a result, she will need aggressive rounds of chemotherapy and radiation at Alfred DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, DE throughout the next few months. 

Maggie is currently undergoing radiation for her nasty tumor, and over the past few months, the Dragons visits are support for not only Maggie, but the entire Medvitz family. The team has been there for her family throughout some hard times, offering kind words, gifts, and just an overall loving presence.

The team will not only be there with her through the process now, but long after as well.  It's amazing what lessons of strength, determination and willpower that one little girl can teach an entire team of Division 1 student-athletes that should be familiar with these qualities.  Maggie has gained 27 new sisters from this foundation, and the Drexel University Women's Lacrosse is honored and proud to have her on their roster, as well as in their hearts.