The Leukemia Texas folks are having a very, very good Monday. Besides the sun finally making an appearance accompanied by friendly temperatures, they just sent word about the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation‘s selecting the Dallas-based organization as their partner.
No, Leukemia Texas CEO Mandy O’Neill is not going to be caddying for Dallas’ favorite golfing son, Jordan Spieth.
Instead, the Foundation is helping to tackle the daunting costs of having a child go through leukemia treatments. Thanks to this support, 80% more pediatric leukemia patients across Texas will receive financial support in 2018 through a major gift from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.
Jordan has had a very personal interest in the plight of kids facing leukemia. His childhood friend, Eric Leyendecker, brought this situation home to the golfer when Eric was diagnosed with leukemia.
According to Jordan’s fiancée Annie Verret, “From day one, we have pursued organizations that put support directly into the hands of those that need it. Leukemia Texas shares this mission, and has made this a possibility for us. While we cannot imagine what a family goes through when facing something as awful as this type of diagnosis, we do know that financial strain should be the least of their worries. This grant allows the JSFF to assist so many families when they likely need it most, and we are humbled to assist Leukemia Texas in their great work.”
Mandy chimed in, saying, “This incredible gift to Leukemia Texas will help relieve the financial burden and offset the cost of treatment, but most importantly send a message of optimism and strength when it is needed most. We are so grateful for this partnership with the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation and their trust in our important mission.”
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