One Month. One Grant. One Beautiful Life Honored.
Help the Prayers from Maria Foundation create a lasting legacy for one Ohio child while also supporting life-saving cancer research for others.
Kasey Mikes was a bright, loving and inspirational 11-year-old from Minerva, Ohio, who died in August following a one-year battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), the same aggressive childhood brain cancer that took Maria.
Kasey was an honors student at Minerva Middle School. She loved reading, writing short stories and creating art. Active in her Northeast Ohio community, she participated in Minerva Girl Scout Troop No. 60283 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Minerva. This will be the first Christmas Kasey’s family will spend without her. On Dec.30 Kasey would be turning 12 alongside her twin sister, Caleigh. There will be one empty chair at the birthday table this year.
With your support, we can celebrate the life of a beautiful young girl whose story is not forgotten.
The Prayers from Maria Foundation plans to name a research grant in Kasey Mikes’ honor. If we raise $25,000 by 1:59 p.m. EST Jan. 4, we will be well-positioned to win the first-place prize of $15,000 from Quicken Loans Charity Challenge.This prize will be matched up to $10,000 by the Prayers from Maria Foundation for a total of $50,000 toward The Kasey Mikes Memorial Grant which will be awarded to crucial research needed to find a cure for deadly childhood brain tumors.
And here’s the most important part: With all of us working together, the seeds planted by Kasey’s beautiful life will continue to bloom for others.
We plan to reach our $25,000 goal through thousands of small donations from now until 1:59 p.m. EST Jan. 4, when the Charity Challenge ends. With your help, Prayers from Maria can give the gift of honoring Kasey to the Mikes family this holiday season.
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 promoting the most meaningful children’s brain cancer research. To date we have awarded over a million dollars in promising research grants.