New Kids on the Block member shares video message to Lancaster woman fighting breast cancer

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Janice Sally Czosek Hetrick poses with a Donnie Wahlberg doll that she has brought with her to treatments, surgeries, and chemotherapy for her breast cancer.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Western New York breast cancer fighter Janice Sally Czosek Hetrick received a shout out from New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg Friday evening as NKOTB played a show at the Keybank Center.

Hetrick, a Lancaster resident, was in the hospital Friday, unable to see the show. She has been a breast cancer fighter since June 2015.

“I just wanted to say hi and I’m sorry that you missed the show,” Wahlberg said in his video message.

He also promised Hetrick tickets and backstage package to NKOTB’s upcoming show in Cleveland, or any other show if she’s feeling better.

Hetrick has the doll version of Wahlberg from the NKOTB dolls series. He’s accompanied her to 150 cancer research fundraising events, chemo, radiation, and surgeries.

This weekend is Hetrick’s birthday- and she called Wahlberg’s message “the best birthday present ever”. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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