While most 17-year-olds are getting ready for prom and thinking about graduation, Tommy Poulin is in the fight for his life.  The Pawling High School Senior is currently undergoing treatment for a rare and aggressive form of cancer at Sloan Kettering Hospital in Manhattan.  The popular teen, who additionally attends Dutchess County BOCES for electrical education, has a diagnosis of Osteosarcoma (cancer of the bone) in his right thigh.

A member of a downhill ski racing team for most of his short life, Tommy is also an active sportsman.  He loves diesel trucks and riding dirt bikes and quads. On April 2nd, Tommy broke his femur and was taken to Sharon Hospital and was immediately airlifted to The Children’s Trauma Center in Hartford, Connecticut. There he was diagnosed with the difficult to treat ailment. He was later sent to Sloan Kettering for treatment.

Tommy’s best friend, Sean Holback, put together a GoFundMe campaign and is already on his way to collecting the $250,000.00 that will be needed by the family to cover non-insured costs for treatment.  Over $50,000.00 has been donated by over 500 people to date. 2,000 people have shared the information. Tommy’s father is a self-employed electrical contractor and his mother is also employed by the family business that Tommy had hoped to join after finishing school.  While insurance does cover some costs, many are not paid for. The working family will not be able to afford all of the treatments in the months ahead without help from friends, family and the community. If you would like to help with Tommy’s road to recovery, you may do so at

For More Information Contact Alyssa Kogon at 845-876-7539