Finding a Cure

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 Lila Bean Foundation and Dragon Master Foundation both fund critical pediatric brain cancer research and are raising awareness about the disease.

 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.