About Us

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Christian's Story

About our Foundation

About our Foundation

 Christian James Koehler was born on February 5, 1999.  Christian was a healthy 9 year old boy who lived in East Islip, NY and was an avid lacrosse and football player.  In May of 2008, he was diagnosed with a Glioblastoma brain tumor.  He immediately started chemotherapy and was treated at Cornell to remove the brain tumor.  Christian was an amazing boy who always had a smile on his face throughout his treatment.  After a long and courageous battle, Christian passed away on May 29, 2009.  He is survived by his loving parents, Janine & Chris and his siblings, Allison, Anthony and Victoria.

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About our Foundation

About our Foundation

About our Foundation


In his memory, our family has created the Christian Koehler Foundation.  The organization is a 501(c) (3) and is a proud sponsor of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation and The Children's Brain Tumor Project.  The organization also assists local families who have been affected by pediatric cancer.    


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Tournament

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Tournament

 The family & friends host an annual lacrosse tournament in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. The tournament is comprised of boys and girls grades 2 through 8 which includes Long Island town teams as well as teams from the tri-state area.