Thursday, July 24, 2008

Busy Week at Heroes for Children

Wow! We've had so many entries for the naming contest. It's not too late. Make your suggestion on the comment section of the entry below. Even if you don't have a blog to win the makeover, don't hesitate to make your suggestion. We love to hear from you. If you read this from a subscription through Feedblitz, be sure to come over to our site itself to leave us a comment about how you think we're doing.

We've had a busy week to help families with children with cancer. Just this week, we will spend $17,000 in financial assistance to twenty-two families, ship five laptops to teens living with cancer, and plan two Heroes Milestones events. Our assistance includes:

  • Sperm banking for a newly diagnosed teenage boy diagnosed with Germ Cell Carcinoma.
  • A laptop for an eighteen year old year girl with a brain tumor who has battled cancer off and on through remissions since the age of twelve. She hopes to begin college in a month while still keeping up with her cancer treatments.
  • Financial assistance for a young woman, age 17, and her mother to assist with living expenses while they live in Houston displaced from their Louisiana home due to her impending stem cell transplant.
  • Help towards the purchases of basic child needs such as diapers, clothing, and baby food for the siblings of a cancer patient as his treatment has left mom unable to work.
  • Funeral assistance for a seventeen year old male who lost his three year long battle with Osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer.
  • Two special parties for cancer patients--one a Sweet Sixteen and the other for a seven year old through our Heroes Milestones program. The Sweet Sixteen is for a young girl with Medulloblastoma, a brain tumor. Given less than six months of life to live, she is combining her sixteenth birthday with a Celebration of Life party. This young lady has been very active in the planning and coordination of her party, happening this Saturday night, providing her a distraction for her current situation.


Anissa Mayhew said...

Hi there!

I am the parent of a child battling leukemia in the Tampa, FL area. I came across this site from "I should be folding laundry". I was so excited because as a parent, it's thrilling to find people who reach out and help at this most excruciating time.

I am involved with a team of parents to build up a community called the One Voice Project. We are hoping to build supportive and informative relationships from parents to parents.

One thing we are doing is listing as many resources for families, both nationwide and local to specific regions. Hopefully if a family comes in need, we will be able to help connect them with someone who wants to help.

Would it be ok if we list to your site? Also, check out what we are trying to do, we are very much in the beginning phase, and see if it's something you'd like to share with your families as well.

Thank you so much for what you do. You have no idea what it means to families like mine.

--Anissa Mayhew

Melissa said...

You guys are SO AWESOME!!!! :D

The Hoodies said...

Wow, you leave me speechless and in awe of your big hearts each and every day.

Thank you for being there for these families in need!

Erin said...

Wow, I can't believe the great things you do each week! My sister is in Texas right now visiting her in laws & before she left I told her all about you guys should she decide to move to Texas. Although it would be nice for no children to ever need this kind of support your organization goes above & beyond!

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captain said...
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we are from from east timor and i read your blog it is so great... u are doing a good job....

we also made east timor children blog..
if u don't mind we also want to invite u to this blog
this blog is a orphan children blog from east timor....

Goodies for Mom said...

Tag, you are it!!!

Thought I'd share some link love :)