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'Steve Harvey' show names Long Islander John Theissen a 'Harvey's Hero'

Long Islander John Theissen, center, in a photo

Long Islander John Theissen, center, in a photo aired during a segment on the Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 episode of "The Steve Harvey Show," in which the Seaford native is honored as one of "Harvey's Heroes." Photo Credit: The Steve Harvey Show via YouTube

John Theissen, of Seaford, will be honored on "Steve Harvey" Tuesday. Theissen, founder of a Wantagh-based foundation that raises funds and toys for children's hospitals, was named a "Harvey's Hero" (a regular feature on the program.) Per the show: 

"As part of his appearance on “Steve Harvey,” John will be surprised by the Rochel family from Wantagh. The Rochels' youngest daughter, 11-year-old Caitlyn, has battled cancer three times, and each time, John was there to help the family with whatever they needed.

The Rochel family will appear on “Steve Harvey” to thank John in person. In addition to being named a “Harvey’s Hero,” Harvey will present Theissen with $10,000 from Burlington Coat Factory, to help support his foundation, the John Theissen Children's Foundation. 

The show airs Tuesday at 3 p.m on WNBC/4.


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