Plainview Mourns Spencer Reis

Plainview-JFK freshman has lost his fight with leukemia. Benefit Monday will now serve as a memorial.

The Plainview community is mourning the death of , a  freshman who died Sunday night after bravely fighting cancer.

Family and friends confirmed that Spencer died at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital Sunday night of the disease he had fought for months.

Freshman Zach Lewis, Spencer's friend who has been in the vanguard of those trying to help the stricken young man, said the entire Freshman class will wear white tomorrow in honor of Spencer.

Lewis has asked the entire high school student body to join them by wearing white in Spencer's memory.

The fundraiser for Spencer's family that had been planned for Monday is still  going on as scheduled at on Old Country Road. will donate 50 percent of all sales for the day to raise money for the Reis family, organizers said.

Just Friday, aat the Plainview Fire Department drew 300 people and more than 150 donors.

On Facebook, the event page for the Catch the Wave fundraiser lit up with hundreds of comments Sunday night containing condolence wishes for Spencer's family and tributes to the young man.

Spencer is the second Plainview student to die in the past week of the effects of leukemia.

Just last Monday, , 13, a 7th grader at Mattlin Middle School, lost his battle with cancer. He was buried Friday.

barbara werner April 16, 2012 at 09:31 PM
there are no words....all our love,barbara,cassidy and sydney.
Paulette April 16, 2012 at 11:22 PM
There are no words that can possibly convey the sadness in the community over the loss of two precious boys. May the families find strength and courage in dealing with their loss and know that so many thoughts of love are being sent their way.
Roberta Perry April 17, 2012 at 12:03 PM
It takes a village. He certainly made his mark on this one


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