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Myles McAdoo

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McAdoo, Myles BETHLEHEM Myles McAdoo, 9, was called to Heaven on July 24, 2012 at 2:33 a.m. He passed at his Delmar home surrounded by his family. Myles died as he lived, courageously and on his own terms. Myles spent his life battling pediatric brain cancer. He was diagnosed at two with Medullo-blastoma which he fought and won. At that time he attended and was supported by The Spotted Zebra Learning Center. In January, he was diagnosed with a Pontine Glioma of the brain stem that he was forced to succumb to. Myles completed 4th grade at Hamagrael Elementary School where he was a beloved student. His infectious smile illuminated the school every day. Myles loved his school family. He was a member of the Bethlehem Bay Rays Competitive Swim Team. Myles had been a student of Drama Kids International. He was a part of The Circle of Champs and Starlight Starbright. Myles was also an honorary member of the Delmar Fire Department. He has spent his last five years giving back to the Melodies Center through his philanthropic work and support of the Melodies of Christmas. He loved people, art, music, cupcakes and puppies, but most of all he loved his twin brother, Marcelle and his big brother, Decovan. Myles is survived by his mother, Laurel McAdoo; his brothers, Decovan Simmons (Queens) and Marcelle McAdoo. He is also survived by his Next Best Thing family, Natoyia Drakes, Akeem Mauzon, Scott Fisher, Gina Fisher, Hayden and Quinn Fisher, as well as a host of grandpeeps, aunties and uncles, and cousins. A special thanks to our medical family at Albany Medical Center including Drs. Kanwar and Porter as well as our Shaker Pediatric Family who have walked this journey with us every step of the way. A celebration of this magnificent boy's life will be held on Sunday, July 29 at 5 p.m. at the Bethlehem YMCA, 900 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Myles favorite color was orange so we request that everyone in attendance wear orange. This will be a casual kid friendly celebration. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation in honor Myles to The Journey's Program at the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. The Journey's Program, c/o The Albany Medical Center Foundation, Mail Code 119, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany NY 12208 or on line at comunity.amc.edu/journeys. Or The Circle of Champs, Capital District YMCA ROFY, Bethlehem Area YMCA, 900 Delaware Ave., Delmar NY 12054 Attn: Derek Martin, Executive Director. To leave a special message online for the family, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com
Published in Albany Times Union on July 27, 2012
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