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Will’s Story

  August 15, 2019

Youth Education Award Recipient 2019

Will Frassinelli (London, ON)
Pursuing a Diploma in Golf and Club Management at Fanshawe College
Diagnosed with a Pilocytic Astrocytoma at age 2
Generously funded by Phyllis Retty

“This award truly means the world to me.

There was a time in my life when I worried that I would not be well enough or have what it takes to attend post-secondary school. Thanks to this generous scholarship, I now have the opportunity to make my career dream come true, without having to worry about an added financial burden or maintaining a part-time job during the school year.

I will forever be grateful to Phyllis Retty and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for this incredible opportunity.”


My first year in the Golf and Club Management Co-Op program at Fanshawe was absolutely phenomenal. From mixology and professional dining to business and turf management and golf swing analysis, I am learning every aspect of managing all levels of golf club establishment. My instructors are among the best in the industry, and it has been amazing to make connections with my classmates, who share so many of the same career goals as I have. I was selected by Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf for a summer/fall internship, which I am incredibly excited about. I will never be able fully convey my gratitude to Phyllis Rhetty and Brain Tumour Foundation for their generosity. I am living my dream!