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Fighting All Monsters

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ambulatory & Primary Health Care, Cancer, Health

Mission: FAM's mission is to bring quality support to families with children facing life threatening challenges. We are here to ease the multifaceted and unique burdens of families facing monsters. A range of FAM services have been curated to enable us to stand by families physically, financially, and emotionally.

Target demographics: Families with children fighting monsters!

Geographic areas served: The United States

Programs: FAM's mission is to bring quality support to families with children facing life threatening challenges. We are here to ease the multifaceted and unique burdens of families facing monsters. A range of FAM services have been curated to enable us to stand by families physically, financially, and emotionally.

Community Stories

132 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma (a bone cancer) November 2020. Due to cancer her leg needed to be amputated and she needed 18 rounds of intense chemotherapy. The past 8 months we have practically lived in a hospital. Our quality mother daughter time turned into sad stressful fearful days. It has been a long road and when we came across FAM our lives instantly changed!!!! I mean from fundraising to just awareness about my daughter and other children all over the country; Fighting All Monsters does it all!! Recently the flew myself my daughter and so many other cancer families to Orlando Florida!!!! My daughter and I were able to have a stress free vacation and be us again!!! It felt / feels so good to have my daughter happy and smiling!!! They took care of us and made sure all the kids had the time of their lives. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity this organization has provided my whole family but specifically my daughter!! I highly recommend you check them out!! And please if your child ever is suffering from a life threatening illness reach out to FAM!!! They will guide you through and be there even when your child kicks cancers butt!!!!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

We met FAM through Cori, an amazing woman in the midst of her own battle helping families like ours. Our 6 year old son was battling a relapse of the same cancer as Cori and she was so kind to help me understand what he may be going through with treatment. Sadly as there isn’t a great outcome for relapse Ewing sarcoma, our sweet son passed away and FAM facilitated a fundraiser that allowed us to ensure all funeral expenses were taken care of and we were able to create a future for his super sibling brother.l that we could not have even thought of with out it. We are so grateful for Fighting All Monsters.

2 Tracy M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This isn’t an organization, it’s a family. and family takes care of family. FAM has made personal connections and life changing help and experiences for so many families including mine. This organization thinks outside the box and gives in big ways you just don’t see anywhere else!

2 Lyndsay Marie F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What can I say about FAM that hasn't already been said. ill start off with my daughters story.
My daughter was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma stage 4 at the age of 2. She endured complications after complication.. When we were half way through treatment, I seen a post from another little girl I been following who was looking for a tablet. I decided to make a post, seeing if anyone had a used one.
One of Alayna's followers tagged FAM in my status.
I got ahold of them & they pulled through for this little girl, a brand new tablet!! I didn't get super involved but I followed their post.
A couple months later I got a message from an amazing women also fighting cancer, Cori. She was one of the most persistent people I got the privilege of knowing.
She followed Alayna's post & knew we been having troubles getting her to do any PT or OT.
So she suggested us make a video of Alayna dancing to FAM theme song "bad boys for life- P Diddy. It was the first time I was able to actually get Alayna up & moving. She danced so much. It made me so happy. After that I got more involved, started following more stories. Alayna spent 7 months straight in the hospital. She was depressed/moody... at only 3 years old. FAM did what they do best, they spoiled her, made her smile! id get messages from Cori & the other volunteers, checking on my sweet girl & me. They became one of my biggest support systems. When my daughter passed away, FAM set up a fundraiser to help us out, with funeral expenses/medical expenses & then a year after Alayna passed I got a message from another persistent person we all love, Milk. He messaged me and told me I been invited to a mom retreat in the Florida keys, he wasn't taking no for a answer. I honestly couldn't believe it. They gave me the experience of a life time. They really out did themselves. I got to meet the most amazing people, I couldn't say thank you enough.
I highly recommend being apart of this amazing foundation. They don't just focus on the kids, but the parents as well. I am forever apart of their FAMily!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Losing a child to cancer is an unimaginable thing. While there were many wonderful foundations that offered amazing support while our daughter was in treatment finding financial support as a bereaved parent was harder. FAM came through and We will always be overwhelmed by the support. This is a FAMily.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen how much Fighting All Monsters have helped families who have children battling cancer. As a mother of a warrior I know how financial hardship is a part of cancer diagnosis. Having to take care of a sick child is a full time job. Fighting All Monsters donates the proceeds directly to the families in need.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my daughter was diagnosed with neuroblastoma I had a huge hole in my heart and needed to find something to give my energy to and to fill a void. Volunteering for FAM has been a huge blessing for me and I was able to give to an organization that is more than that, but a true FAMily. They have been amazing to my family the last couple years and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of a group of people that truly give their all in absolutely everything they do!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became aware of FAM when my granddaughter was diagnosed with leukemia. I saw how involved they became with the family and the emotional support FAM provided was priceless. I have continued following FAM through so many other families stories and I continue to be impressed by the work they do and the support they provide.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM is awesome! Seeing the way they help cancer families in need is beautiful.
We had 2 children in cancer treatment and FAM sent us an iPad to help ease appointments and inpatient stays. Praying for the continued growth and success of this much needed organization!!!

1 koliver

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son, Ryder was diagnosed with grade 4 brain cancer (Medulloblastoma) when he was 3 and although I would trade that journey for anything, FAM has shown my FAMily what good can come out of a bad situation. Through FAM, we have made life long friends and had support that we wouldn’t have otherwise! FAM is truly the epitome of what a non profit should be and I am incredibly thankful for them and what they do and stand for!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I watched an evil sickness steal the life from my baby cousin. Though the pain is unfathomable and the grief is unbearable, I’ve seen FAM make in manageable for my cousin and her family. I cannot imagine the little bits and pieces that come together to make a support team for a family in need, but I am thankful for teams like FAM.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM was a great support for a dear friend of mine as her child battled cancer. And FAM continues to be there as she learns to live with the grief of him being taken too soon. I am so thankful for the love this group shared with her family & others.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Josh battled Osteosarcoma for almost 3 years before he gained his wings. Josh has 3 brothers. When we were unable to get Christmas gifts, FAM was there to help us out. Milk visited Josh in the hospital many times and they had a strong friendship. Milk even through a 16th birthday party for Josh in the hospital with all his FAMily. We are blessed to have Milk and FAM in our lives. We have seen FAM help FAMilies out in real time when other organizations only help you according to their rules and regulations. FAM is an amazing organization and we are blessed to have them helping our wonderful children and their families. We love you FAM and we love you Milk Tyson.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM is and forever will be the best non profit organization ever.

I cannot thank them enough for everything. During struggling times, milk without hesitation reached out and made sure we were taken care of. My daughter received a iPad (which is amazing on doctors visits to keep her busy), we received two Christmas grants that both helped us give our girls the best Christmas ever and took a huge weight off our shoulders. They hold strong core values, and they never limit themselves when it comes to giving. They go all out for FAMilies. We love y’all.

#kynsleighstrong

1 Christan D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma brain cancer in 2019. FAM was there for us every step of the way, from sending my daughter amazing gifts (an off-road trike, a KITTEN, a pool, etc.) and helping us with $1,000 at the holidays to provide Christmas for my daughter and her siblings.

More than anything, I found a community of other mothers, direct support from the founder (I can call or text Milk any time and he always responds), and a FAMily with whom I could share joy in the midst all of this hardship and pain.

FAM is a standout organization with standout people, and I’m thrilled I get to be apart.

1 John R F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very proud of my wife, Lynne for her dedication to Fighting All Monsters! She volunteered for the Mom's Retreat and took our girls to Albany to celebrate a young cancer warrior, Anna...FAM has changed her life! Just like it changes the lives of so many families...thank you for all you do!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't have children, but I do have a sister in law with brain cancer, a close friend battling cancer, and have recently lost a cousin to cancer, so the fight hits close to home. I am a huge supporter of FAM because of all the amazing things they do for children fighting for their lives and for their families. I've met Milk Tyson and visited with him, he is definitely one of the most giving and selfless individuals I've ever been in contact with. FAM changes lives and makes a difference, there should be more people like them in this world. ♡

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This charity is amazing. Bringing joy to kids who are sick. When they say no red tape they mean it. Milk will do anything for these kids. He truly has put everything into this foundation. We absolutely love it!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We got connected very early on in our childhood cancer journey with FAM when my daughter was diagnosed with ALL (leukemia) in 2019. FAM gifted our family $1,000 during the Christmas giveaway and it covered the cost of one of our medical bills and was a huge lifesaver. Immediately we became involved and felt welcomed with open arms. FAM continues to provide support and resources for families in the trenches of trauma induced by life threatening illnesses. One thing that has always been special to me is how FAM supports loved ones after a child has died from their illness. Milk Tyson and his team volunteers are relentless in their fight for funding cures and providing comfort for families going through the darkest moments of their lives. From the childcare costs coverage they provided us, to encouragement over the phone or social media, to the most amazing and luxurious moms retreat I could have ever imagined…our family has been deeply loved by FAM. We will be forever grateful for their impact on our life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAM is a life changing NPO so dedicated to families fighting all illnesses. They are literally changing the world of cancer one family at a time. I’ve never seen someone as dedicated as Milk Tyson and his team of volunteers.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM does amazing things for families going through tough times! They have fun events as well to support the families. Just knowing they are there and will help is an amazing feeling! They take care of so mutant people in so many different ways. They are an incredible organization.

Ashley Nakita B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome program! Helps a lot of kids and family! They are truly a blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM isn’t your typical nonprofit, they are so much more. I joined when my 3 year old was diagnosed with kidney cancer, not only did they help provide Christmas funds, they have held fundraisers for my son when we needed the help the most. Not only do they provide financial support, the connections you make with other cancer parents, the support is unmatched. Everyone at FAM is FAMily.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my daughter was diagnosed with ALL in 2019 I felt lost and alone. I immediately started searching for groups with families who knew what we were going through so we could lean on each other. I found FAM! FAM is filled with some of the most positive and loving people I’ve ever met. They not only provide emotional support but also fund many trips, meals for those hospitalized (which they’ve done for us while my daughter was in inpatient), inspiration and a message of not being just another support group but FAMily. I recommend them to every parent I meet with a child fighting a monster so even when they’re weak they’ll know there’s an army behind them holding up a shield and steadying their sword. We are Fighting All Monsters.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first became aware of FAM through Facebook. Someone’s daughter was fighting cancer and couldn’t say enough about it. I had to check it out and since then I try to donate whenever possible because of the amazing work they do. I have seen them go above and beyond for these kids and their families. They work tirelessly to make things happen. They are the calm in the storm for these kids and families.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM has played a large roll in my daughter’s journey. They have been provided a shopping spree for our girl and started fundraisers to help during these difficult times. FAM gave me the opportunity to spend a week with other warrior moms on an amazing fully funded getaway. It was a trio of a lifetime.

1 ALooney96

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM is a amazing nonprofit! I was introduced to FAM after finding out my son had a rare genetic disorder along with a lot of other medical conditions. They accepted us with open arms. They truly do help with anyone fighting a monster weather it is cancer or a life threatening illness. I have seen every year that they go above and beyond to help the families and children.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I personally am an outside mom watching all fan does for the FAMilies who have sadly had to endour childhood cancer. My friend lost her son and fam donated cash to help her get through a very rough Christmas. I love all fam does.

1 Stephen Richard W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After my daughter's cancer diagnosis, we received help from *A LOT* of non-profit organizations. Most of these organizations provide a little assistance then go on to help others, disappearing from your life. Not so with FAM! FAM creates a community of support which lasts while simultaneously cutting through a lot of the red tape which burdens other orgs. My daughter received an iPad from them our first Christmas with them and we love taking part in their events. Milk Tyson, FAM's fearless leader, is untiring and insatiable when it comes to helping families in need.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was first introduced to FAM while my son was in the middle of a BMT. They quickly became FAMily. They have helped us out immensely during times of great need. We have watched them do the same thing for countless other families. They are way more than just talk, they make things happen. It is apparent that they genuinely care.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM is near and dear to my heart. They played a huge part in my daughter life, death and supporting me as a bereaved parent. They provided not only financial support during her treatment, and to help her fulfill her bucket list. But they also provided me a family of support that understands the unique challenges of a family with a cancer diagnosis. I cannot say enough about the support this organization provides

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM is an organization that held a very successful fundraiser, when we needed it the most. While my 5 year old fought for nearly half of his little life, he recently passed in December of 2020. FAM became FAMily. Milk, Emily, and Amber have continued to follow and check in on our family. This nonprofit has encouraged me to start one, in my sons name. Attached is a picture of my sweet Brody, looking just like Milk Tyson! We are forever thankful for the support we have, and continue to have, from FAM. - Brody’s Crew

2 Stacy H.3

Donor

Rating: 5

I know cancer, because I've been there. For me, seeing kids fighting cancer and incurable diseases, is heartbreaking. They shouldn't have to go through the same stuff I did. These kids, and their families, shouldn't feel alone. They shouldn't be denied help from organizations because of some red tape or politics. They need to be loved, cared for, and have some weight taken off their shoulders. While I may not have benefited directly from FAM, my friends and their son have. When they got the worst news of their life, FAM swept in, and lifted some of their burden. When my friends finally got to celebrate Christmas together with all three of their kids, far away from home and family because their son was getting treatments, FAM was there again. And when bad news again, as is often the case unfortunately, FAM was there yet again. I feel so blessed to have spent a day with Milk, Mark, and Liz to help Malcolm and friends not feel so alone on their journey. FAM is a FAMily and my family grew that day. And as I see FAM work tirelessly, I am constantly amazed at how big FAM is growing. They aren't turning people away, they are welcoming more FAMilies into the mix. They are go above and beyond, and I love them for it.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

someone posted about FAM in another group. I watched what they were doing, it was real time putting donations to work by making kids smile and forget, if even for a moment. We were recipients of one of their Christmas grants and were so appreciative, we were struggling that year. We recently learned my son was told he had 3-6 months left. Milk jumped on a plane and set up a fantastic weekend for him. He got videos from and facetimed with some of his favorite wrestlers. It was AWESOME. I'm forever grateful to FAM, Milk and all the volunteers.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Since my son was diagnosed with Leukemia, I have been looking to donate to a charity whose focus is to help families with the basics like medical care support, food, lodging, etc….These expenses are not as glamorous as trips or parties, but a helping hand in the greatest time of need for these parents that are already devastated by their child’s diagnosis is literally everything. FAM is more than a charity, they are FAMily.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM helped my daughter's family and son while battling cancer by giving financial and emotional support. We are very thankful for you.

3 Lew Debbie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to describe what an amazing organization FAM is! I've been part of FAM for over 2 years now, since my granddaughter was diagnosed with leukemia. The members and volunteers are absolutely amazing. The love and support shown for each member of the FAMily is such a blessing to see. From providing iPads for kids in medical treatment, to providing funds for emergencies and final expenses, to helping families during the holidays, to hosting a wonderful retreat for moms who either have lost a child or who have cared for or are caring for a child with severe medical issues, FAM reaches out to support so many who are hurting.
Milk Tyson works non-stop to do everything in his power to make time in treatment easier for kids and FAMilies who need someone to stand by them when they often feel alone. I've never seen anyone invest so much time and heart into a cause that means so much to him. He is a truly genuine man who connects with children that is very rare. We are so lucky to be able to call him a real friend!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is one of the most amazing things I've ever had the opportunity to be a part of!
The volunteers as well as the founder make each member feel like they truly are a part of a large FAMily. I can't count the number of times I've just been so discouraged and didn't have any idea where to turn, and there is always someone there for me.
I'm thrilled to be a part of FAM and to be able to share the wonderful blessings they bring to families in need of help with the world.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has cancer for the second time! Fighting All Monsters never turned their back on us even when she was clear of cancer. From monetary, to FAMily trips, FAMily dinners to just checking in on us to to see how we are doing. FAM goes above and beyond for their FAMilies. From Milk, Amber, to all of the volunteers, they are AMAZING!!!

3 Melissa K.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM has been an amazing support to my family. They showed my daughter Kaylee so much love and support. Kaylee is now forever 11 but she loved FAM and now as a bereaved parent they still show our family love and support. I volunteer when I can. I hate the reason why I’m here but love being a part of my FAMily.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAM is the most wonderful organization ever. They truly help in every way possible to help FAMilies dealing with childhood cancer and any other life-threatening diseases. Every SINGLE penny that is donated through fundraising is given back to these families in need of help during these times when they so desperately need it. FAM is a haven where parents can go to seek friendships, advice and so much moral support. I am SO humbly proud to be a part of FAM. Together we stand- Fighting All Mosnters!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM gave gifts, financial grants, and a sense of community during my child’s cancer treatment. It’s reassuring to know my FAMily was supported by your foundation. Thank you.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for supporting my baby brother and my family. You’re the best!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Proud to be a volunteer with this organization and give back to the childhood cancer community.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM is an outstanding organization! They not only make the child feel important but they truly care about the whole family.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAM has helped bring laughter back to my daughter time and time again. Whenever she is down from relapse, treatment, or hospital stay they always find away to make it better. Milk has truly become family and Anna loves to harass and torture him.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma last year and from the beginning she seen all the generosity of people. And because of that she strived to give back and do good. She would be weak and sick from chemo but still managed to want to give back. Once FAM seen this they were right on with helping her. They gave her 500 dollars to be able to use to buy more gifts for her hospital and local Ronald Macdonald house. They also suprised her with a new 55 inch smart TV for her room. This allowed her to be able to have something to watch when she was house and bedroom bound because of her treatments. FAM is first and foremost all about these children and doing what needs to be done for them. They the greatest foundation I ever had the privilege of being part of.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This foundation is more than just a non profit group they are truly a family that treats everyone with love. They care about everyone in the family and want to be there for each person. I highly recommend this amazing group.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAM has brought my family so much joy. Having a child battling cancer is incredibly lonely. FAM came along side me and connected me to an entire community of other moms facing the same monster. Milk has a genuine heart of gold and is working around the clock to get our kiddos everything they need. He makes dreams come true. He assists families with much needed fundraisers. Every single penny goes directly to them. I am so incredibly blessed to have my FAMily.

3 Nikita D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Love this foundation! Being a volunteer has changed my life tremendously! Seeing these FAMilies life being impacted in a huge way is rewarding! No child should ever have to go through these cancer treatments and no parent should have to bury their child. Fighting All Monsters bring some light to a world of darkness.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful nonprofit organization that has been a huge support system to a very dear friend of mine and her family. Donating to their cause not only raises money to help with overwhelming costs; they also provide support and bring families together. This support is much needed when families are on an emotional roller coaster when their child is battling cancer. I am so thankful for this organization. My friend has been able to keep her little boy’s memory alive through working with this organization and connecting with other families facing the unthinkable.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am thankful for FAM because when my brother is sick they include me and my sisters too which most places dont. FAMily!!!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM is an amazing organization that supports families like mine battling medical monsters. I have been sick my entire life and this is the first organization I have found that makes me feel welcome but also includes my parents and siblings the entire time. Thank you FAM!

4 Anna C.11

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that truly makes a difference in the lives of families fighting monsters. They’re a wonderful support system and I feel confident when I donate that the money I’m giving is going to where it’s needed.

5 Natalie N.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM when a frontline ED Nurse lost her babe to cancer, not only supported her during , while and after. They continue to make a difference. Thank you FAM for making a difference in a meaningful and impactful way

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I have nothing but admiration for this organization. I have witnessed them first hand lifting up and supporting FAMilies when they need it most. They are life changers and step in with ease when so many people don’t know how!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM has been so supportive of my family as we face medical monsters. We are so thankful to have them in our corner.

3 Jamie C.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM was there for me and my family during my son's 18 month battle with brain cancer. The love and support that we got was beyond anything we could have imagined. From the prayers, thoughts of encouragement and all around love we got not only from the volunteers, but from complete strangers as well. Unfortunately, my son won his battle with cancer and is dancing in heaven and FAM was there to help us, especially since he passed 4 days before Christmas.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

FAM is an amazing charity, with a beautiful mission of bringing quality support to families and children facing challenging circumstances. They ease the burdens of these FAMilies with not only financial support but the love and care of a real family!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FAM does amazing things!
We learned about FAM when my daughter was newly diagnosed with leukemia. FAM provided us with so much support, and encouragement. FAM brings the smiles back to these kids faces!! Thank you FAM.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

FAM is the real deal. These guys are devoted to helping kids and their families overcome cancer. What's more noble than that?

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fam is an amazing organization that really puts the kids and families before everything. They take the time and energy to make sure these children feel
love and support.

3 Melissa Ann P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Where do I even begin to say how amazing this FAMily is. From the very first day I found them they all made me and my kids feel loved. All the amazing things they do for families including no fee fundraisers, trips, bucket list, iPads and even end of life funds. They have helped me and gave me a once in a lifetime trip with 50 other amazing moms that are going through the same thing I am. That trip changed my life and I’m so blessed to call them my FAMily

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM is an amazing organization that comes together to put smiles on the faces of children and families who need it the most. They truly are FAMily.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

FAM- has given me a place to vent and read how other moms cope with these MONSTER DIAGNOSES!!!!! They go above and beyond to help even if it’s just words of encouragement—- they are a true FAMily !!! Thank you from Amilah the Dravet Warrior

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best nonprofit ever! They give money to pay bills, help with amazing support for the kids, and even help parents heal TOGETHER. I have been through so many groups throughout my daughter's treatment, but none can touch this one! ALL money goes straight to families, and most of their volunteers ARE from the families! Cannot top FAM.