According to Heroes For Children Board Chair Thor Hoppess,
“Heroes for Children (HFC) supports families who have heard the life-changing words, ‘Your child has cancer.’ I remember the September day in 2010 when my daughter was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, and the fear that colored the holiday season that year.
“Living with childhood cancer is a dark world for the whole family, and the financial impact is devastating. For families battling childhood cancer in Texas, Heroes for Children steps in to provide emergency financial assistance to keep rents paid, lights on and transportation running. Parents are referred to HFC by hospital social workers who are trained to notice a struggling family. More than 75% of the families we serve have household incomes less than $50,000.
“During the holidays, parents of a child battling cancer are even more strapped financially. You can be their ‘hero’ by donating grocery store gift cards to Heroes for Children. We’ll put the cards directly into parents’ hands. The extra $25, $50 or $100 gift card you buy when you’re checking out this week will make a big difference for a struggling family. It can mean a hot breakfast on a cold morning, healthy snacks instead of a hospital vending machine, and maybe a holiday dinner.
“Since 2004, Heroes for Children has served the families of nearly 6,000 Texas children with cancer, like my daughter, who graduated college in 2016 and is planning her wedding for next year. Please join forces with Heroes for Children so that no family battling childhood cancer fights alone.
“You can donate gift cards for families living with childhood cancer at the Heroes for Children office (Attention: Julie Siegel, Executive Director, 1701 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 410, Richardson, TX 75080). You can also make a financial donation for us to purchase gift cards through the Heroes for Children website at www.heroesforchildren.org. On behalf of the families we serve, thank you very much.”
* Graphic and photo provided by Heroes For Children