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CROWDRISE : Oct 19, 2012
Tax ID: 27-1238358
BASED: Arlington, VA, United States



Mattie Miracle Mission

Mattie Miracle's special focus is on the psychosocial needs of children and families living with childhood cancer. Remember, even if we had a 100% cure rate for childhood cancer, there would still be devastating psychological, social and emotional issues to address. Childhood cancer is a family diagnosis, and therefore not the child but the entire family unit needs support, from date of diagnosis through survivorship or end of life.

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation is dedicated to increasing the awareness, education, advocacy, research and psychosocial social support services to children and their families living with childhood cancer. Children and their families will be supported throughout the cancer treatment journey, to ensure access to quality medical and mental health care, and to enable children to cope with cancer so they can lead happy and productive lives.

Additional Background
The MMCF wants to build awareness of Pediatric Cancers in the general public, in our lawmakers who determine where the hundreds of billions of dollars go each year, and in the medical profession, such as doctors, nurses, or technicians, who have direct contact with these children who are suffering. Cancer is one of the most horrible diseases to contract in our world, and when it attacks a young and innocent child, your heart simply breaks. When Osteosarcoma or other pediatric cancers strikes a child, the best medical care we can offer them now is months, maybe a year or two, during which time suffering and intense pain are part of their daily treatment process. The aftermath of such treatments can leave these children with intense disappointment, sadness, and in some cases ultimately disability, and death. Although some children are lucky enough to survive this ordeal, they are left with a lifetime full of pain, impairments, and complications such as
the mental and emotional trauma of having faced and survived cancer.

MMCF intends to make a difference. We will reach as many children as we can and commit and dedicate ourselves to the vision of a world that is cancer free. A world in which children do not have to spend their days with IVs, ports and central lines, forever tethered to pumps and monitors, and receiving powerful drugs that only prolong the suffering.

MMCF seeks to attack Osteosarcoma and Pediatric cancers head on, and we will not stop until we have beaten back the "beast."  Using awareness campaigns and education, support services, coordinated care and research, we believe we will make a difference, and help those children and their families both survive these awful diseases and live to tell the tales of how they beat cancer and of how they won the war.


Tax ID: 27-1238358 •


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