Our Holiday Spotlight Child
Meet Grace – a smart and spunky 9 year old who loves school, softball, gymnastics and playing with her friends. Her amazing energy and zest for life brightens up any room she enters. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor this past May, Grace has endured countless needles, tests, chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Still, she fights the fight each day with a smile.
Grace, much like Maria, wants to help other kids with cancer. Maria’s prayers inspired a Movement. Those prayers of hope live on today through the Prayers From Maria Foundation and kids like Grace.
Here's how you can help: Please support Grace and other kids who are fighting cancer by donating to the Prayers From Maria Foundation this holiday season. By giving here, you place your money directly into the hands of researchers. Last year's campaign allowed us to award an $80,000 grant to research as a result of your generosity.
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About Prayers From Maria
The Prayers from Maria Foundation, inspired by the life of Maria McNamara, is a foundation built out of love and compassion for children who suffer, and have died, from the deadliest brain tumors. Our mission is to honor childhood cancer patients with the attention they deserve by reversing the tragic lack of funding and raising awareness to advance the most meaningful children’s brain cancer research.
You may know us for our sunflower field. Maria’s Field of Hope serves as a symbol of hope that attracts thousands of visitors each year from across the country. The field is planted each year in the spirit of Maria, as a way to love and honor courageous children like Grace now battling cancer, and to celebrate the lives of those we have lost. Maria’s Field of Hope is just one of the many ways we raise awareness about childhood cancer. Prayers from Maria has been able to make a significant impact by funding numerous promising research studies across the United States that have led to new clinical trials and breakthroughs for these children.