PHOTO: The Czeslaw Family
EATONTOWN, NJ - Anthony and Sharryn Czeslaw were high school sweethearts that married and started raising their children in Eatontown more than 25 years ago. Over the years, like many of us, they sought work and had tough times. But in those years, they raised 6 children the best way they could. Their children attended Eatontown schools, while also participating in many community leagues and events. They were a typical Eatontown family, raising their kids and being part of the community.
That all began to change when Anthony succumbed to cancer in February 2014. Sharryn was now a single mother who was looking for a way to continue to raise 4 of her younger children still at home. But tragedy would soon come again, as Sharryn discovered she too had cancer by late 2014. In September 2015, she too would be taken from her family when she passed away.
Cheyne Czeslaw, 28 is the eldest of the 6 children. He and his fiancé Brittney, along with their 5 year old daughter Zoey, now have the responsibility of caring for and raising his 4 younger siblings.
Danny, 26, is a former US Marine and lives in Margate, NJ.
Justin, 14, attends Monmouth Regional High School and has a passion for archery, hunting and outdoor activities.
Timmy, 13, attends Eatontown Memorial School and loves all sports, especially basketball and playing video games.
Kaytlin, 11 is a 6th grader at Vetter School and is a 3 time National Champion with the Monmouth Falcon Pop Warner Cheer Dance team. She also loves shopping and hanging out with her friends.
Sarah, 8, attends Vetter School and loves gymnastics, cheer like her big sister, playing softball and anything Disney!
We all know the rigors of raising a family and trying to make ends meet. But when you have such a sudden life changing event happen such as this, it can seem monumental to see any light at the end of the tunnel.
The family has shared that they have some major obstacles ahead of them. Especially with the home in Eatontown, an unreliable vehicle that can't hold all 7 of them if they need to go out together and some other financial binds that came suddenly when both parents were lost.
We are holding our first event to help raise money for this family
Date: February 19th, 2016
Place: Long Branch Elks #742
150 Garfield Avenue, Long Branch 07740
Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00PM
Price: $30 pp
Food, Cash Bar, Music, Dancing, Gift Auction & More!