Whiz Kid: Anthony Mammina Overcomes All Challenges

Mammina puts seizure disorder aside to live life to the fullest.

Name: Anthony Mammina - Age 16

School: - Junior

Despite suffering with a seizure disorder in which he can have several seizures on any given day,  Anthony is a busy teenager involved in many activities.  He is a Boy Scout with Pack 94 in Wading River.  He is currently a First Class Scout and a den chief working with the younger boys in Cub Scouts.  He is working toward earning his Eagle Scout, the highest honor a Boy Scout can earn.

Mammina runs with the track and field club Rolling Thunder. He participated in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics this past July in Witchita, Kansas and competed in the 800 meters, grabbing fifth place and being named an All American. In January he ran his first half marathon in Walt Disney World, with a time of 2:41:50. Along with running, he has been attending in Rocky Point since the age of nine and is currently a Junior Black Belt in karate. He is also a member of Athletics for the Challenged and certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED.

For the past two years, Anthony has been a member of the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp (NJROTC), which meets at Riverhead High School. Through NJROTC, he has participated in many community events, military orientation trips and physical fitness outings. He has attended Basic Leadership Training and earned the Exemplary Conduct ribbon.

Anthony volunteers his time as an usher for  He enjoys boating, paintball, swimming, music and spending time with grandparents and great grandparents. Upon graduation, he would like to work with the handicapped population.


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