Although brain tumors are the deadliest form of cancer in children, it is a vastly underfunded area of cancer research - receiving only 0.08% of the National Cancer Institute's research budget. Fortunately there are people and foundations working tirelessly to find a cure for this deadly disease. If you are considering making a donation in Will's honor, or simply want to support finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer, the foundations below are near and dear to us and helped our family immensely.
The Mid-Atlantic Make-a-Wish Foundation provided our family with the trip of a lifetime to the Galapagos Islands during Will's last summer. Though not strictly a cancer foundation, Make-a-Wish provides many kids with hope and love during a really difficult time of critical illness.