In his famous work Zakhor (“Remember”), Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi writes that Jewish memory is a fusion of past and present. Memory is not just a mere recollection of the past that preserves a sense of distance, but it is a re-actualization, a means to act in the present.
The Seth Abraham Bombet Osteosarcoma Research Fund has been created as a way to both remember what an exceptional human being Seth was, as well as a way to act on his behalf and in his memory after his passing.
In early 2016 Seth was in his final semester of college, with three medical school acceptances and set to graduate summa cum laude. He was an avid runner, so when he experienced pain in his leg it wasn’t something he was overly concerned about. The concern deepened when an X Ray revealed a growth thought to be cancer and he was subsequently diagnosed with metastatic osteosarcoma.
Through Seth’s many months of treatment, he taught his family and friends so much about perseverance, commitment and loving those around you. He participated in many studies to help advance treatment for osteosarcoma, and promoted several fundraising activities for cancer treatment through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In the end, Seth was able to graduate Summa Cum Laude and after traveling through Europe and spending time with those he loved, he fulfilled his dreams by beginning medical school at LSU School of Medicine-New Orleans.
Seth’s family has chosen to use Make It Better (MIB) Agents as the source for their research fund, because of their commitment to research, and advancing treatment for osteosarcoma.
Seth Abraham Bombet – We remember you, your beautiful smile, your wit and your heart. We hope that long after we leave this earth, memories of you live on in through the impact of this fund.
A world with less toxic, more effective treatments and a cure for osteosarcoma.
We are devoted to creating and instilling hope with and for our inclusive and collaborative osteosarcoma community. We do this through mutual trust, transparency and compassion.