I was inspired by #Cotopaxi #Questival to go out in my community in search of ways in which my friends, family, and I could volunteer and help those in need. What a better foundation to raise awareness about than one for children.
My daughter was diagnosed with ALL at age 17. NCCF has helped my family in many ways by providing counseling, emotional and financial assistance. They are a wonderful group that provides a much-needed service in Las Vegas. Camp Cartwheel is an experience both to attend and to volunteer at that is beyond expectations. We still support NCCF even though it has been almost 5 years since diagnosis and we have moved out of NV.
My child has benefited from this program In more then one way. When there weren't any other programs out there for my child condition they came through. They've given her opportunities that she would never have if it was not for this program. They've also help myself her mother in situations that I was unable to understand or able to work through without their help. I am truly blessed and so is my daughter to have them apart of our life. We are able to help a little to give back and could be happier to do so. Thank you NCCF for all the kindness and hope you have given my Adison & I.
I have had the privilege of publicizing activities for NCCF and I can tell you that no other local organization works harder at providing opportunities for locals to get involved and to contribute to NCCF activities. NCCF is a first class organization and we will continue to support them. Las Vegas Net Daily.com
I was diagosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 1997 at the age of 14. High School years are extremely formative, as we all know, and an extremely vulnerable time as well. NCCF introduced me to Camp Cartwheel in its second year of operation and invited me to be a Counselor-In-Training which was an opportunity I leapt at. I was hooked instantly! I graduated to Counselor, Cabin Director, and am now the Assistant Director in my 12th year of volunteering at NCCF. I cannot tell you how much Camp Cartwheel does for its campers; children with various catastrophic illnesses including cancer, HIV/AIDs, various hematological and immunological diseases, and various renal problems. Camp offers many of these children, and their siblings who also attend camp, the opportunities to feel normal in a society that values "homogenous" appearances. For many of these campers, its the only opportunity they'll receive to feel normal and to leave their disease or disability at home. Kudos to NCCF, its Staff, Volunteers and Board of Directors. From a Survivor's perspective, you are amazing.
Stephane Parker Dir.of Dev. encouraged me to donate to this wonderful Foundation, and I am so thrilled that I did, and continue to contribute to this incredible program. A word about CEO Jeff Gordon, the most sincere, warm and kindhearted man, who is a perfect fit for this foundation and its growth. Stephanie, Jeff and staff provide incredible support for ill children in our community. God Bless them and all the children they provide for.
I have benefited from many different aspects of the NCCF, both being served as a sibling first and then a patient. I have seen the many wonderful things the NCCF has done for families battling life threatening medical conditions. The wonderful staff that they have and the many services they provide definitely ease the process of the battle and help to comfort everyone in the family, including siblings which is an important often forgotten aspect.
I worked alongside NCCF as a Child Life Specialist at a local hospital for several years. I was instantly impressed with NCCF because they focus not only on patients with cancer, but other patients with chronic diseases such as blood disorders. They also help the siblings and family of patients, not just the patient! They've worked hard to meet the needs of the chronically ill children in Las Vegas and the surrounding area. They also took initiative to meet the educational needs of hospitalized and chronically ill children who could not attend school by creating a school program in the local children's hospital. This was a growing need that I saw every day as I worked with the chronically ill population. Now that I no longer work for the hospital, I volunteer time with NCCF and am in fact volunteering for their camp this summer.
Our company sponsors an annual fund raising event for the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. I have nothing but praise for the caring, professional staff at this organization and the hard work they put in every day to enhance the lives of the courageous children who pass through their doors.