Laguna’s Greeter Plans “Greeter-Thon” Fundraiser in Memory of Tim Vorenkamp

Michael Minutoli, Laguna’s latest Greeter, is planning a 24-hour Greeter-Thon fundraiser this coming Saturday, March 31, in memory of Timothy Vorenkamp, a young man who passed away from a rare cancer two years ago at the age of 18. While in high school, Tim had worked part-time as a host at Sapphire Restaurant, located just […]

Teen Cancer Survivor’s Olympic Dreams

It’s a day 15-year-old Tim Vorenkamp or his family won’t forget. Thanks to the Orange County/Inland Empire Make-a-Wish Foundation, Tim, his parents and litte brother are going to be heading to the London Olympics to hang out with the U.S. men’s volleyball team. Some members of the team were on hand Saturday at an Anaheim […]

Teen Surfer Who Died of Cancer is Remembered at Paddle-Out for His Strong Spirit

Dozens of people donning wetsuits and carrying surfboards made their way to Oak Street Beach in Laguna Beach on Monday to pay tribute to a friend, son and brother. They paddled out into the water to form, in time-honored tradition, a floating memorial. Tim Vorenkamp died a year ago after a five-year battle with a […]

The Live For Others Foundation And The Inspirational Story Of Tim Vorenkamp

As I sophomore in high school, I remember looking around the classroom and observing the tiny amount of students I would be spending the rest of the year learning geometry with. Being more of a serious student who also constantly craved conversation, I found instant relief in the discovery that the two boys who sat […]

A Young Man’s Legacy Is Foundation for Fighting Synovial Sarcoma

In 2010, eighth grader Tim Vorenkamp walked into the office of Dr. Bang Hoang at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of California/Irvine with a tumor in his thigh. At that time, the physician-scientist never imagined the journey that would follow. In the seven years since that fateful day, Dr. Hoang, who is […]

Campus Freshman Tim Vorenkamp Dies After 5-Year Battle with Cancer

Remembered for his positivity and perseverance, campus freshman Tim Vorenkamp died Jan. 10 in Laguna Beach, California after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 18 years old. Vorenkamp was diagnosed with synovial cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, in September 2010. Despite undergoing chemotherapy and several surgeries in high school, Vorenkamp still managed […]

Michael Minutoli’s Greet-A-Thon raises $2,347 for Live for Others

Michael Minutoli, Laguna’s Greeter, raised $2,347 over the weekend during his 24-hour Greet-A-Thon fundraiser in memory of Timothy Vorenkamp, a young man who passed away from a rare cancer, synovial cell carcinoma, two years ago at the young age of 18. Before he passed away, Tim had already generated $50,000 for Make A Wish and […]

JSerra Volleyball Standout Tim Vorenkamp Lived Last Days of Life to Fullest

LAGUNA NIGUEL – Tim Vorenkamp did not live a long life, but he filled the 18 years he had with equal amounts of fun, courage and consideration for others. Vorenkamp, a former volleyball standout at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano who was featured in a 2015 Register story about his fight with […]

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