One of the first things most parents do when hearing the news that your child has cancer, is start looking for some help and resources. We believe that support from the DIPG community groups and foundations were key in helping our family remain focused and strong. This is why we feel that Gabriella was #STRONGERthandipg and so are we. Though we are not affiliated with these organizations, we hope that you find them helpful and supportive as we did.
Keep in mind that many organizations will require an application or have certain criteria to qualify. This is a great time to ask for someone you know well to help you with the task of finding organizations that can help.
Foundations and websites that offer information, support and assistance.
Clayton Dabney Foundation- Wishes, Gifts, Special Events, Family Travel, Financial Assistance with household expenses
Reflections of Grace- Financial Assistance
Max Cure Foundation- Advocacy, Research, Financial Assistance
Marc Jr's Foundation- Financial Assistance
Ethen Richardson Foundation - Financial Assistance
N8 Foundation- Research, Financial Assistance for California Families
The Friends4Michael Foundation- Financial Assistance
Smiles for Sophie Forever- Advocacy, Research, Financial Assistance
Pennies from Heaven, Caleb's Foundation- rent or mortgage payments, electric or medical bills, groceries, transportation and more
Keris Kares- providing spiritual, emotional, and financial support through the Butterfly Fund at certain medical facilities. See link.
Cory's Crusaders- Research, Financial Assistance
Hogs For the Cause- Financial Assistance
4AydenStrong Foundation- Financial Assistance and support
Aiden's Avengers- Financial Assistance and support (in Pensylvania area)
ForeverLoganStrong- Financial Assistance and support (in NJ area)
Jessie Rees Foundation NEGU- Joy Jars, Resource Guide
Monkey in My Chair- Monkey Kit for child (takes place of child when they are not in school)
Cure Starts Now- Research, Support, Awareness
Michael Mosier Defeat DIPG Foundation- Research, Tribute Funds for Child
Get Well Gabby Foundation- Hope Portal offers families a robust list of organizations around the country that may be able to provide assistance to children with cancer and their families.
Kisses for Kyle- Financial assistance, Gift Cards, Gift Certificates, Gas Cards.
Brooke Healey Foundation- Offers awards, scholarships and donates money to families in need.
Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation- Financial Assistance for Families (Florida area hospitals)
Team Daniella's Childhood Cancer Foundation- Financial Assistance for Families
Live Like Bella- Financial Support, Assist families with medical co-pays, basic needs such as: gas, food and utilities, Memorial Support and Research.
Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation- Assistance for families (email for information)