Family Assistance for September 2014.…. It is because of your generosity and continued support that we were able to financially assist 3 families last month totaling just over $2,200 and we have provided over $34,000 of financial assistance to our families so far this year. In addition, last month we donated $5,000 in funds to research totaling $10,000 for the year. Our financial assistance varies each month depending on our families request. we feel it is important to help out the family or families with whatever their specific need is at the time. Although we work directly with the Resource specialists at Boston Children's Hospital / The Jimmy Fund Clinic and Hasbro Children's Hospital, we also get applications from people that have learned of us online through the DIPG Registry, Social Media as well as Social Workers and Resources Specialists from other hospitals. Last month we assisted a 17 yr old girl's family from RI with a mortgage payment, she was referred by the Clinical Social Worker at Hasbro Children's Hospital. We once again helped a 5 yr old boy's family from NH with a car payment. He's battling DIPG and was originally referred by Boston Children's Hospital/The Jimmy Fund Clinic. We also helped a 1 1/2 yr old little boy's family from TX with a gift card for gas and food. They were referred to us by a Pediatric Social Worker at Methodist Children's Hospital of South Texas. Childhood Brain Cancer/tumors are devastating and help is always needed for families who are battling. They deserve to spend every single minute being with their precious child and not having to worry about day to day bills piling up. We can't thank you all enough for helping us help others. You can learn a little more about our children by visiting our photo gallery tab on our website - we have a p! hoto album dedicated to our brave warriors! Funding Research... Our funding to date has been been to support The Evan T. Mandeville DIPG Research Fund at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Evan was a fun spirited little boy who was diagnosed with DIPG in the November after Cory. He lost his more than courageous battle a year to the day of his diagnosis on November 13, 2012, just 3 months after Cory passed away. He was 11 years old. Like us Tim and Aimee, Evan's parents have become very passionate with their cause, which is specific to funding research for DIPG. Sadly this bond we share as parents of a child who battled DIPG is like none other. We understand how unforgiving this disease is and what it means to find a cure. Imagine if we could find a cure for the most difficult to treat and devastating brain tumor of all what it would mean for the advancement in all cancer/tumor treatments. Together we can make a difference.
Save The Date .... Our 3rd Annual 5K Road Race & Relay Walk will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 at Blackstone Millville Regional High School.
Thank you for helping us help families with children battling brain tumors/ cancer. Without your continued support we would not be able to do what we do.
Teresa & Jim Gaudet, Co Founders