Oscar Ortiz is the father of Sebastian Ortiz and the Founder of the Sebastian Strong Foundation. Oscar’s “why” for riding in the Dolphins Challenge Cancer comes from his son’s battle with Pediatric Cancer.
“A really special human being. He was the best of the Ortiz’s…he had everything,” said Oscar about his late son Sebastian.
Oscar promised his son that the Ortiz family would do their part to bring awareness and advancement into the world of Pediatric Cancer no matter the obstacles so that another family didn’t have to go through what they did.
They began their work with the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and partnered with the DCC to tell the mission of the Sebastian Strong Foundation.
“In the last 40-45 years, there’s been six drugs developed for kids with cancer… there’s been hundreds for adults,’ spoke Oscar about the need for innovation in Pediatric Cancer.
Sebastian Strong has raised over $4.2 million in an effort to save children’s lives.