Raise A Glass Tonight For John Challis

John Challis, the Freedom High School student whose story we have followed here through an excellent series of articles » 8/20/08 10:40am 8/20/08 10:40am in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, succumbed to liver and lung cancer on Tuesday at his family's home in Freedom Township, PA, at the age of 18. John first made headlines earlier this year when his…

Challis' Message Continues To Inspire


Those who have been following the story of John Challis in the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette shouldn't be surprised that he's taking the country by storm. The Freedom High School (Pa.) senior, who has terminal cancer, was invited to attend Game 2 of the NHL playoff series between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Sunday at… » 5/12/08 3:00pm 5/12/08 3:00pm

Perfect Game


One of John Challis' final wishes was to get to bat in a high school baseball game. Challis, an 18-year-old senior at Freedom High School in Pennsylvania, is dying of cancer. Doctors say he might have as little as two months to live. But on April 14 he got his wish; getting an at-bat in a league game. And despite… » 5/06/08 5:30pm 5/06/08 5:30pm