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Long Valley Teen Succumbs to 4-Year Battle With Brain Cancer

Brendt Migliaccio battled Medulloblastoma and loved lacrosse.

Brendt Migliaccio.
Brendt Migliaccio.
After a nearly four-year battle with Medulloblastoma, Long Valley teen Brendt Migliaccio succumbed to the disease on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

It was his 15th birthday.

Migliaccio was diagnosed in April 2010 and spent more than a year in and out of hospitals receiving intense treatment from Houston to New York City. Locally, he regained physical strength by undergoing therapy at Riverside Health and Fitness.

Medulloblastoma is a cancerous tumor on the back of the brain, which effected Migliaccio's nervous system.

A statement was read to the student body at Long Valley Middle School Tuesday morning alerting them of the news.

An avid lacrosse player, Migliaccio was the focus of a West Morris Central LAX benefit held in June 2012 where proceeds went to the family and awareness for cancer research was promoted. 

A 1,000-paper crane mobile was also created for Migliaccio by his peers at the school in June 2012

Information on viewing and funeral services have not been made public.
Virginia February 12, 2014 at 08:14 AM
God bless his sweet soul and hold his family in the pal of His hands as they face the days that lie ahead and may they find their way back to peace. Rest with angels sweet boy.
Don't believe it February 12, 2014 at 09:37 AM
My heart and prayers go out to Brendt's family. He no longer suffers and he's got his wings. God bless
SkiMom February 12, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. May Brendt RIP. The Mancuso Family
Lisa krutisia February 12, 2014 at 02:37 PM
Some people touch our souls and stay in our hearts forever..Brendt truly blessed everyone he met in his life. Miss Lisa
Daniel J. Haurey February 13, 2014 at 08:02 PM
I did not know Brendt but my son did. This truly rattled me to the core. There are no answers. God bless the family.


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