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Explore the inspiring stories of some of the families we have helped.

For families fighting cancer, the financial burden of treatment can be overwhelming. Many families struggle to pay for essential expenses, such as transportation, medical bills, and rent. In these moments, a Family Reach grant provides critical relief. Family Reach is grateful to the families who allow us to share their stories. Their courage to share their journeys helps communicate our mission and reach the thousands of families across the country that need a lifeline. We are honored to be their voice.*

Jake

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Age at diagnosis: 3 years
Diagnosis: Ewing’s sarcoma of the brain
How Family Reach helped: Grant to cover bills for phone services and waste management services

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Camille

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Age at diagnosis: 11 years
Diagnosis: Osteosarcoma
How Family Reach helped: Grant to help cover utilities and car payments

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Madison

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Age at diagnosis: 18 months
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grant to cover utilities

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Joshua

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Age at diagnosis: 7 years
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grant for uncovered medical needs

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Samantha

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Age at diagnosis: 15 years
Diagnosis: Stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma
How Family Reach helped: Grants to assist with the mortgage and 2 car payments

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Bethany

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Age at diagnosis: 6 years
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grant to pay monthly COBRA premium

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Piotr

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Age at diagnosis: 7 years
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grants to pay the mortgage, grocery expenses, and prescription co-pays

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Ciera

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Age at diagnosis: 4 years
Diagnosis: Astrocytoma
How Family Reach helped: Grant to pay the phone and electric bills and cover basic household items

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Kalo

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Age at diagnosis: 18 months
Diagnosis: Leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grant to cover the first and last month’s rent for an apartment

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Ashley and Samantha

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Ages at diagnosis: 3 years
Diagnosis: Acute myeloid leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grant for rent and gas cards

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Becca

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Age at diagnosis: 5 years
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
How Family Reach helped: Grants to assist with utilities and mortgage payments

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*Sharing personal information is never a requirement for receiving financial support. We understand that the timing and circumstances may not always be right for families to share their stories.