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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: Our mission is to provide financial assistance to families who are burdened with the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.

Results: More than $1,275,000 has been distributed on behalf of patients across 49 states over the past 13 years!

Geographic areas served: All 50 states

Programs: Mission4Maureen provides financial assistance to qualified patients and their families by directly paying household and medical bills submitted. We also have a Christmas in July program where each year we send new donated toys to the pediatric patients helped during the past 12 months.

Community Stories

261 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Moses F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer. Recently, I was diagnosed with skin cancer. I am a disabled vet and my income is limited. It has been such a relief to know that our utilities will not be shut off and that burden has been lifted by Mission4Maureen. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found out in July 2019 about Jeffreys stage 3 brain cancer since then he has lost his job and health insurance, this has rocked our world. This wonderful organization was able to help us with a request we had to help with our mortgage. This donation that they filled has helped to lighten the load of Jeffreys wife who has been the only income since July and his only care giver.We just recently were able to get our foot in the door at the Va center so lets hope and pray for some treatment and help as Jeffrey served 8 years in the Air force.Thank you Mission 4 Maureen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the financial assistance durring such a difficult time. I was diagnosed with an oligodendglioma II IDH mutant with 1p and 19q codeletion. On my 30th birthday I was filling out my Last living will and testament and medical wishes. 6 weeks of proton radiation and now looking at 1 year of oral chemo, I'm a quarter of the way there. Stay positive, keep your faith and realize who and what are the most important things in life. Thank you once again @Mission4Maureen for your kindness and understanding. This grant helped pay power, water,gas,telephone bills and so on. I would have been in so much debt trying to stay afloat and would have more than likely sank. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Tom L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am an individual who has been facing brain cancer since July, 2014. Right before I found out that I had brain cancer, I had planned to go to graduate school and had such a great future ahead of me. Little did I know, my life would change forever after a run on a family vacation. After discovering I had cancer, I went through three brain surgeries, proton therapy, and chemotherapy between July, 2014, and February, 2018, and was left under total and permanent disability. Due to this, I figured there wouldn't be any life after brain cancer. However, as scans have been clear for almost two years now, things are changing for the better. I cannot work, but, with help of this grant from Mission4Maureen, I am able to afford rent for the following month. That might seem small, but that means the world to me and, as I live, it helps me feel like my wife and I will be able to put brain cancer in the past.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So thankful and grateful for your generosity during this very difficult time in our lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In March 2019, my husband was diagnosed with a rare brain tumer/cancer called Clival Chordoma.. He is literally one in a million! We were devastated.. He is 31 years old and we have a little 6 year old boy. We live in Utah and the only place that could treat him is MD Anderson cancer center in Houston Texas! Since then he has already gone through 2 brain surgeries and we've had to travel back and forth from Utah to Houston several Times! We've missed substantial amount of work and now have to uproot our family to Texas for two months for his treatment! We are struggling financially to keep our heads above water.. Mission4Maureen helped us pay some of our bills and has helped us so much to relieve some of the stress and worry.. Thank you Mission4Maureen and to everyone who has donated to them! It has helped us so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

They paid a very generous portion of my husbands ongoing treatment. We are so thankful and this helps so much! My husband was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in 2016 and is doing amazing! We are so lucky!

1 Brandi Ellis W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is so grateful for the help of Mission4Maureen. I applied several weeks ago for the grant and had almost forgotten that we had applied. Just when we needed them most, we were notified that we were a recipient of the grant. My husband has just entered into hospice after learning that his glioblastoma has grown again. Thank you for relieving this financial burden for us.

Lee B Y.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been through so much on this brain cancer journey often times I felt down and out after having two craniotomies, radiation and chemo therapy I found myself lacking in several areas financially I reached out to Mission for Maureen and they graciously helped me get back on my feet. God bless them!

Linda S.14

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Linda and my son Joey was diagnosed with an Astro Cytoma Glioma in 2016, he went through 6 weeks of chemo and radiation in early 2017. In May of this year(2019) he had an MRI and another tumor was found, Joey is curently taking chemo and Avastin treatments to treat the new tumor. My Joey is a fighter and a kind hearted, loving person that pays it forward every day.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for helping us in our time of need. Our son was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive brain tumor. Given a month to live and our family was left without answers and help. In a very difficult time unfortunately financial things aren’t first on your mind however still need to get taken care of. You have helped to relieve the burden and allow us the time to focus on our family. We will be forever grateful 💙

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in December 2018. We reached out to Mission4Maureen and they promptly responded with a donation to cover part of her mortgage payment. As a single mother of three and unable to work every little bit helps, Mission4Maureen came through when she needed them in a big way. Thanks so much.

Janet D.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and sole provider for our family (including 2 young kids) was diagnosed with DIPG in April 2019 and given just months to live. In early August he entered hospice care. Just a few days later I got an email from Mission4Maureen that we were recipients of a grant and we would be receiving assistance for our bills. What an incredible organization! A huge weight has lifted off my shoulders and I figure how to navigate a world without my husband, a father to my kids, as well as the income he provided us. Thank you for the great work that you do!

Sincerely,
Janet Day

Bryan W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to help such a great charity. Maureen was my cousin and this is an ideal tribute to her life... helping others!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you mission for Maureen for the generous grant to my family. We have been through an exhausting yet stressful year but with your help some stress was relieved. We are so grateful for everything and for everything you do for the cancer community.
God bless and much love!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mother was diagnosed with a stage 3 glioblastoma, and she hasn’t worked now for 6 months and had to apply for ssi and as a college student, having to pay for college taking in on my mothers bills, paying rent we were really tight. This foundation gave us hope this month and helped us get through a tough time, I really appreciate the help we received. I will continue to work and be there for my mom as she gets better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My life changed drastically when my daughter Natielee Antigua was diagnosed with a Brain tumor after a MRI that was performed on 02-28-2017 which followed with a Biopsy on 03-10-2017 at Nicklaus Children Hospital performed by the neurosurgeon Dr. Toba N. Niazi. Office 305-662-8386 or Fax 305-663-8490. On 03-17-2017 she my daughter Natielee Antigua was diagnosed with a Malignant Neoplasm of the brain stem Stage x G3. (A brain Tumor). I had to inform my job I had to take time to assist at home with the recuperation of her Biopsy and that radiation appointments would follow in June of 2017.
I was laid off on 04-05-2017 because I had to start missing lots of work to take her many doctor’s follow up appointments. I had to start filling for SSI assistance which the Hospital assigned a Case worker and helped me with the whole process. She had 33 radiations on 2017 and many doctor’s appointments and follow ups . I could not meet many financial responsibilities and my dad did help as many Cancer foundations that help new Cancer patients in the beginning. I soon knew I had to find a way to be with her and work. I started working from home as a Logistic Dispatcher but at cases the drivers would not pay or did not need my assistance at all times. It was hard and I understood I needed to find a way to have less financial burden in which case my dad asked us to move in to 14056 SW 272nd Street Homestead, FL 33032. I pay all the Bills in the home but rent is covered. I am trying to be strong and deal with all financial stress as the most important and emotional stress my daughter’s health situation. My life is and never will be the same since 03-10-17.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In Aug of 2008, I was diagnosed with non-operatable Oligodenroglomia, early stage. I have for the past 10 years living life as normal as I can ,with a tumor, working and taking care of my family. In May 2018, My seizures return, even with medication, causing yet another hospital stay. The result were my tumor had another tumor growning into my existing one causing my medicine not to work and paralatization of my right side, Into the surgery center at UAB for new tumor removal, with radiation/chemo treatments to follow..Being the sole provider for my family, STD would not cover all of our expenses. With help from the foundation Mission4Maureen, I have been able to breath a little.Thank you M4M..you have been a great help in my time of need...fast and courteous assistance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A family member was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in February. We reached out to Mission4Maureen and they promptly responded with a donation to cover the costs of her mortgage. With health insurance not covering most of the care, Mission4Maureen came through when we needed them in a big way. Thanks so much.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with High Grade Giant Cell glioblastoma multiforme at 6 months pregnant. after an emergency c section, my son spent 2 1/2 months in NICU while I started an unending cycle of treatments. As each treatment failed for myself, my son thrived in NICU (now completely heathly) but I was unable to work as I sought out a successful treatment. 18 months later I'm still searching and the bills are still coming. I could not be more thankful to have found MIssion 4 Maureen, and their assistance. Since March 2017 I've had 2 resections 4 different doctors 4 different treatments (including a trial) while the bills keep coming so does the cancer. MIssion4Maureen has helped relieve some stress in our situation. (5 kids, husband is the only income)Thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I could not be more grateful for the assistance that this organization has provided. The financial assistance has eased some of the medical bills that I had acquired from my surgery back in March of 2018. Completely grateful to their mission of helping individuals like myself along with their families during such a difficult time. Hope that many others can lend a hand to organizations like these. Again, so thankful for the assistance that was provided to me on their behalf. God Bless!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

On behalf of our dear brother and uncle, thank you for your most generous payment of $800 toward Michael's property taxes. This financial assistance has definitely relieved a heavy burden while Michael continues his treatment for glioblastoma. Michael needs a miracle and we are waiting for God to give him one. We deeply appreciate your generosity and will forever remember your kindness.

1 Bobzilla

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the best nonprofit organization for a reason. Mission4Maureen was big help to me, friends, and family. Every little bit counts and this organization was a big contributor to my success. I was diagnosed with two meduloblastoma tumors and after radiation treatment and some chemo therapy, I’m on the road to recovery. I’ve read most of the stories on this site and they were very helpful. I recommend people to read the reviews and to check out the site even if they aren’t having medical issues. Thank you for your contribution.

Michelle K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank you for the grant to help with my lodging. I was diagnosed with a medullablastoma at age of 45. normally found in children but found in one of million adults. brain cancer. treatment recommended away from home. needed to stay in hotel for 30 days. out of pocket of course but the treatment was the best so no choice is there? went for treatment; hoping for the best. thank you again for helping me defer these costs!!!

Mary A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I suffer with depression and my depression less me to the ER on Christmas eve. The doctor there ran an MRI and discovered a brain tumor. The tumor was removed followed by physical therapy and then radiation. My short term disability ran out after 90 days and Mission for Maureen stepped in and helped out with my household Bill's to keep me afloat. I cant thank them enough for being so quick to help out. It took so much stress off of me if only for a little while. Every little bit helps and I will definitely ne paying it forward when I am able.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi,

Mission4Maureen helped me with my medical bills, they were prompt and very accommodative. I will always remember them on my recovery journey from Brain Tumor.

thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is so much good to be said about Mission for Maureen! This foundation paid my rent two months in a row and then some! They have been a real blessing in my life and I am eternally grateful for their financial support and caring.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My father was recently diagnosed with a GBM brain tumor, and it's been hard on my family. Mission4Maureen is a great organization that helped us tremendously during this difficult time. They are very generous and understanding! I am very grateful to them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I certainly am grateful for the monetary amount sent to Orlando Health Cancer center recently... I am certain that others who benefited from your generous contribution, are just as grateful as I am. Brain cancer research and current treatments, have continued through your organization and the generosity of those benefactors who help finding a cure for cancer. Thank you.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you so very much Mission4Maureen you have been a true blessing for me and my family . Thanks for paying our bills real fast. Yall are easily a 5 star organization. Highly recommend yall did what yall said you would do and more. May God bless yall always. So veryThankful Steve and Carol Sykes

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen was a great resource for our family after our son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. They stepped up and help cover some of our bills that we were unable to pay due to missing work for his treatment. We are grateful for Mission4Maureen and blessed that they helped us in a time where we needed it most.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was a year ago when devastation hit our family. Our only son and the oldest of our three children seemed to be in perfect health and was in college living the good life. He pitched for his college baseball team and worked for the Cleveland Indians . While working the fan fest he was found unresponsive and in a seizure.
He was rushed to Cleveland Clinic ER by emergency squad . They did a MRI which showed a large mass on the left side just behind his ear. The doctors said because of its size it had probably been growing for years and they were almost certain it wasn’t cancerous. Two weeks later an awake craniotomy was performed . The doctors met with us after surgery and explained that it went very well and they were able to get nearly 100 percent of the tumor. Once again because of the tumors appearance they were almost positive it was not cancer but explained it would be sent away for pathology.
Two weeks later the pathology report showed different . It was anaplastic astrocytoma grade 3.
Seven weeks of daily treatment soon began at the Cleveland Clinic . Since we lived nearly 3 hours away we decided we would make the drive everyday. Not even a week had passed and we realized we were going to have to stay in Cleveland the drive was just to much.
It was like our family was split into . My younger sisters were in school so between my dad and grandparents they managed to take care of them while my mom stayed in Cleveland with me. The living expense of one household is enough these days and now my family had our extra lodging and living expenses as well of the many other expenses involved with out of town medical treatment.
We reached out to Mission 4 Maureen to help catch up with utilities . These people are wonderful to say the least. I want to thank Mission 4 Maureen for their generosity and for all the hard work they do to help families in need. I only hope that someday I will be able to give back and help other families the way they have helped mine and so many more. Thanks again you are amazing.
Sincerely
Kaden Wortman and family

Bibiana Escobar A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

will never forget December 16, 2017. On that day, my 41 year old husband was admitted to our local ER after reporting several headaches. There, they did a CT scan and discovered hemorrhage and mild shifting on his brain. They transported him in an ambulance to Swedish Medical Center, where the medical staff confirmed he had a tumor the size of a small plum in his let temporal lobe.
The Neurosurgeon recommended an immediate surgery the next day. I was scared, confused, and after the surgeon explained what could go wrong during surgery, and was terrified.
He went under surgery for 5 hours and came out amazingly good. He was making jokes and demanding drinks! I knew he was back! However, the worse was to come. The surgeon was able to remove 99% of the tumor, it this was malignant tumor. We heard the most horrific words: You have brain cancer. Not only any cancer, but one of the most aggressive types: Glioblastoma stage 4.
Our world was turned upside down; I was devastated, upset, sad, and helpless. Life changes literally in a second, it is true. I was questioning how can this happen to a healthy, active, caring, good person? What have we done to deserve this? We had a very fun, active, and peaceful life, and now is worries and uncertainty.
14 months late, I am happy to report that my husband is doing extremely well. He is tolerating treatment and still enjoying sports and the outdoors.
Thank you Mission4Maureen for your generous donation. Your support has given us some monetary relief.
Thank you from the bottom of my hear for your compassion and all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a mother of 5 working 2 jobs when the worst happened. I had a seizure and was taken to the ER to find out that I had a brain tumor. Part of it was removed and was found to be malignant. The journey started with radiation and then chemo. My family and friends have been so supportive and then I was introduced to Mission4Maureen. This organization decided to help me since I had been out of work for 5 months. I have never met anyone personally only communicating through emails. Yet they were there for me. I hope to get back on my feet and be able to give back to this organization that is so willing to help others just out of the kindness of their hearts. Thank you so much.

Vic C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It was on 03/02/2016 I was in class when I got the call my wife had fallen and hit her head. I made her go to the ER as a precaution and that is when a mass was discovered. The 1st neurosurgeon we saw basically told us to go home because she would not survive the biopsy because the mass was in the Pons area of the Brain Stem.
We contacted her oncologist ( wife is a breast cancer survivor ) and he immediately referred her to Duke Med within a few weeks. There we met with several Dr's. They did comprehensive neurology work up to try to determine if it was a tumor or some type of infection because she did not exhibit any major symptoms with a mass that large. It was early April 2016 when we were notified that she would be referred to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center @ Duke. There we met with Dr. Allan Friedman, a Neurosurgeon @ Duke and decided to do the biopsy the next day 04/06/16. Our fears were confirmed the next week , it was cancer Anaplastic Astrocytoma WHO grade 3 in the brain stem. Our next step was to fight . She started Chemo and did 2 rounds with little to no effect. That is when they implemented Avastin into her treatment regimen and we began to see improvement.
Thankfully Mission 4 Maureen was there when we needed it the most. They were able to help us with mortgage assistance and some of our medical cost. It was a huge relief to know that there were people who cared enough to help those who were dealing with such a horrific disease. We are 18 months in and she's fighting everyday to beat this monster. Once again, the words "Thank You " as simple and strong as they are, cannot truly convey our deepest gratitude to Mission 4 Maureen for what they did for us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was diagnosed this summer with glio brain tumor. Medical bills very expensive even with insurance but Mission4Maureen step up with generous donation. Excellent and Thanks for your help! !!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with a brain tumor last May. Needless to say, it knocked me down with shock and grief. I am a 35 mother of 5 and work as a mental health professional. Treatment has been difficult, physically, mentally and financially. Thanks to Mission4Maureen, I was able to have assistance with my rent and a utility bill. Words cannot express how much stress it took off of me so that I could focus on my recovery. I will never be able to thank them enough for their love, generosity and understanding. Their presence in my life has definitely been the highlight of my journey that I will never forget! ❤️ Chelsea Edwards

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for your help and support with my diagnosis. It is very much appreciate that you help working individuals who have had a medical bills from my time in the hospital. I am thankful for your organization.

Lisa630

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Husband Was Diagnosed with A High Grade of Gliosarcoma A Grade IV Tumor Witch Is Actualy More Aggressive Form Of Glioblastoma Multiforme 12/12/12 He Had Surgery To Remove This and Had Radiation and Chemo For Treatments He Traveled Out Of State for This , September 2015 He Had a Nodgle Develop and Had It Removed and Took Chemo & Radiation Again He Has Been On Chemo for a Full Year Now .. Due To Nathans Condition He Was Never To Return To Work and That Left Myself To Support Our Very Large Family we Have 7 Children all Under The age of 15 yrs I Was Able to Work and Struggle With all of our Daily Bills until July 2016 I Finally Had To Stop Working To Take Total Care Of Nathan as His Condition Has Progressed He Was No longer able To Stay By Him Self or Watch our Children Nathan Did Get His Social Security Started and Medicare but it Still Was Not To Keep all of our Bills Current I was Told About Mission 4 Maureen That Helped Brain Tumor Patiance So Applied For Help Not Knowing We Would Be Approved Quickly They Have Lifted A Big Burden off our Shoulders They Was Able To Pay our Loan Payments on The Van and Got Them Caught up , This is our only Transportaion To Get Nathan To and From all of His Medical Appointments and Taking Care of the Family Needs .. Our Heart is Filled With Great Appreciation for What Mission 4 Maureen Has Been Able to Help Us .. Today I Cried With Joy not Sadness ! Thank You Again from The Bottom Of our Heart We are Able To Keep our Van .

Angela190

Client Served

Rating: 5

God Bless Mission4Maureen!

Scott was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiform Grade IV on November 19, 2014 and has done great up until three weeks ago. Scott had a stroke and now has lost strength on his left side.

I lost my job June 2016 due to the FMLA and they denied my unemployment so things are starting to get really tough for us. I reached out to Mission4Maureen and they helped us out. We are so grateful and will always keep this foundation in our thoughts and prayers.

When we found out that they were going to help us, it brought tears to both of our eyes. We can not express enough on how grateful we are.

Many Thanks!!!!
Scott and Angela Symington

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 13,2016. He has a craniotomy to remove approx. 75% of the tumor. Then he spent 6 weeks doing radiation. We were driving five hours a day to ensure he was receiving the best care possible. This meant during this time he was unable to work. I was unable to work, as we have 3 small children and my husband is unable to drive. He is currently on his 4th round of chemo. We really appreciate the help of Mission4Maureen. They paid our mortgage, so we could focus on receiving treatments needed. We are so grateful. Mission4Maureen is a blessing to our family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

God Bless this Mission and its founders and administration! My husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme in April of 2015. After craniotomy, chemotherapy, radiation and laser ablation surgery for recurring tumors all in 2015, he continues his battle against this horrible cancer with daily maintenance chemo, anti seizure meds, steroids and antibiotics.

Not only has Steve not worked since his diagnosis, he also did not qualify for Social Security Disability because he had not paid in enough in self-employment during the preceding five years prior to his diagnosis.

I had been working full time up until March of 2016, when both hands needed carpal tunnel compression release surgery. At the same time, my chronic neck and back issues worsened significantly. All this to say that by October 2016, I was forced to resign from work to access what little retirement I had saved.

Those funds were quickly exhausted by catching up on past due household and medical bills. Once all of our personal resources were exhausted, I found myself without hope for answers. I reached out to the American Cancer Society, who put me in touch with Mission4Maureen.

They reviewed our situation, verified my husband's diagnosis with very little paperwork and quickly responded with their offer to assist. We have been blessed with the funds they paid directly to our home mortgage lender and utility company. They will also assist with the next brain MRI schedeled later this week, as we are now facing huge medical deductibles ($4800) with the new year. Our medical insurance is costing us $978 through Cobra payments with my former employer.

"Thank you" seems so inadequate a response to them! I shelter my husband completely from the financial burdens we face, so it is especially heartwarming to have the helping hands that Mission4Maureen extended to us!

God Bless you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with a Hemangiopericytoma Stage 2 Brain Tumor in 2015. After undergoing a partial resection and treatment, along with the additional illnesses of my 2 daughters, the medical expenses and insurance was overwhelming. Mission4Maureen helped enormously to relieve some of the stress by kindly and graciously helping with several of the bills. I cannot think of enough good things to say about this organization. They are wonderful!!
May their kindness be returned and passed on.
Dee E.

Diana115

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma December 2016. I'm currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. This organization has given me a generous donation to help pay medical/utility bills. Thank you so much for the donation! May the LORD bless you! Diana Ruiz and family

Megan148

Client Served

Rating: 5

The generosity of the Mission4Maureen foundation means more than words can express. They paid our house payment and gas bill for December after my husband was diagnosed with Grade 3 Anaplastic Astrocytoma and unable to work. I was also on a reduced work schedule due to my reaction to his diagnosis. This truly helped with stress reduction and allowsed us to focus on the medical issues. It is programs and people like this that help restore faith in humanity and make people and communities come together in difficult times.

John434

Client Served

Rating: 5

On October 6, 2016 my life changed with a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme satge 4 brain cancer. All the standard treatments were started and a couple of week later I find my self at home contemplating how am I going to make all of this work out.

Searching the internet I found Mission4Maureen. My very first impression from the website was this does not look difficult. The site was easy to navigate and I easily found information about what Mission4Maureen represents and how they may be able to assist me. I read all of the wonderful programs available and I applied that night. This was right after the New Year Holiday. On January 4, 2017 I was notified my request had been approved.

The ease of using the system and the response to my request shows the urgency they have placed on their programs and to get the resources to where they are most needed.

Thank you so much to everyone in the Mission4Maureen organization. You have brought a sense of comfort and understanding that things are going to be okay. There are dedicated and caring people out there who will lift you up when needed the most.

Sincerely,

John Baucom & Family

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a mother of Mariam who was diagnosed with Brain Tumor The time Mariam (my daughter) was diagnostic I had C Section Surgery prior to this diagnostic. When I heard about Mariam it was not easy, but somehow God gave me strength. CHOP (Children Hospital of Philadelphia) had surgery of my daughter Mariam and successfully they removed the Brain Tumor but not 100% but what maximum they could do they did.
I have two other kids one is 3 year old girl and second is 18 month old boy only. When I came to know that my daughter Mariam has diagnosed with Brain Tumor I lost my mind at the moment and there was no earth under my feet because this disaster of sickness of my daughter realized me that my daughter life is in danger.
It was very hard and impossible for me to get stand and be ready to face and fight with this unfortunate situation. God did help me and prayer of families and friends when they all came to know. Mariam is 2nd grandchild of my mother and it was not easy for them to.
It changes my whole life circle and daily activities, as I have to take care of my daughter and be in hospital with her and with my other two kids. I was in situation that all my 3 kids need me more than others.
During the treatment we both out of house almost 14 months and nobody continue job. It was very hard time we faced no income and life expense were continue.
Without job how to struggle and manage life with all responsibilities is like War fighting.
I was fully impacted in my life with this disaster
But by the Grace of GOD we over come to this unfortunate situation and my daughter Mariam recovered from Brain Tumor, but our hard ship is still not over yet.
Thank you for Mission 4 Maureen to help us in this difficult time.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 10 year old son was diagnosed with a rare aggressive brain cancer on September 19th 2016. Everything in my world stopped except the bills.
My husband and I have both worked since we were 16 years old. We live within our means and NEVER thought we would be in a position to have to ask for help. Well cancer tries to steal everything from you: my child, my job, my home and my hope. I thank God there are organizations like this that will step in and help. Without help like this cancer wins at stealing everything. I thank God for Mission 4 Maureen for giving us help and hope.

Chastina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our baby girl was diagnosed with cancer in July 2016 her father is disabled and I had to leave work it was something never expected we had bills piling up mainly our electric bill was 300+ and our phone (only way for the hospital to contacts us) was 200+ and they helped us keep those 2 bills it eased up the financial hardships we face due to traveling 4 or more hours for her treatment! If we hadn't learned about them we would have lost our power and moved out I couldn't thank them enough for them help

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is the best one I have ever heard of! My husband is 33 years old and was diagnosed in 2015 with a grade 2 oligodendroglioma which was successfully removed with a craniotomy. My husband has been battling ALOT of health issues and setbacks ever since his diagnosis which has caused many hospital visits, ER visits, specialist visits, chemo, etc. We do have good health insurance through my employer but we also have 4 children 10 and under so as you can imagine, keeping up with all the medical bills is VERY challenging. We were awarded a very generous grant through Mission 4 Maureen which has been a life saver! It just eases a little bit of the stress off of my shoulders so I can focus more on my husband and children. I appreciate this program so much and feel so blessed to have been referred to it. THANK YOU MISSION 4 MAUREEN!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 9yr old son battles DIPG from march 2016- december 2016 and ended up losing his battle on december 5th. During our hard times as a single mother of 3, Mission4Maureen was amazing at helping us with bills and also sent gifts for my son. A very wonderful organization that i would highly recommend to others. They were amazing people, even tho i never personally met them but just thru emails was always so caring and polite

Client Served

Rating: 5

I thank God for Mission4Maureen and Rosie. My Brother in Law was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. My husband and I realized the only priority was to try to save his life. This came with a huge expense. We found our self’s spending every cent we had on healthy food, depends. Medications, cloths that could not be cleaned due to the lack of body functions: Our water bill increased because he had to shower him more then once a day, our heating bill increased because we had to keep our brother in a warm environment at all times, Our electricity bill increased because of medical equipment was being utilized day and night, and we could not afford to make our car payment and the transportation was needed. As a result we began to face financial hardship. The Cancer Center in Marietta Ga gave us the information to Mission4Maureen. When I called they were so pleasant. All of our financial need was taken care of. I was so surprise Mission4Maureen did not procrastinate. All of our stress dissipated this gave us the opportunity to just focus on our brother. They have really been a blessing to us. Mission4Maureen paid almost $2.000.00 in bills for us when we had no way of paying them. I cried tears of joy, because no one has ever been so supportive. I want to say to the world please continue to support Mission4Maureen. One Day I pray I will be able to give back to this organization. At this time I have an organization called the voice of the homeless. I do not make any money but I am able to give my love and support to the homeless through out the Atlanta area. I find shelter for the homeless. My prayer is that I would have a major facility not only to house them but to change their life for ever. Mission4Maureen has inspired me even more to continue the Voice of The Homeless community out reach that I have been blessed to have. A couple of Videos of the voice of the homeless are on YouTube. To find them go to (Untitled the Voice of the Homeless in the ATL GA)

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rosie,

I cannot thank you enough for the patience, support and assistance you showed through the application process of Ms. Powell and most importantly Hope. This case was one that truly touched my heart. When you read the letter concerning Hope and what she has been through in her life, it is heartbreaking to know that children are experiencing this in their young lives.

Hope is the reason and example of why I became a Social Worker to be a voice for those who have none or find assistance for those in need, who otherwise would not receive none. So I thank you for having the same compassion. Without your help with this case, Hope despite all she has been through would be homeless this evening, while we sleep in our home and bed tonight.

So I thank you (Rosie), Larry and the organization Mission4Maureen for keeping a roof over Hope's head and providing assistance that one one else could do.

So Rosie I am sending you a "Have a nice day and a sleep good night sleep" tonight knowing that you made a difference in someone else's life.


Sincerely,
Serina Garmon
Social Worker/Service Coordinator

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for Mission4Maureen. They were able to provide assistance to my mother by paying rent for a month for her. She was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumor in July of 2015. It is a miracle she is still alive, but the bills are mounting every day. She was laid off from her job in April and she isn't old enough to qualify for medicare. We are paying COBRA premiums of almost $1,000 a month. She also has to live in a senior facility that can provide assistance, which is not cheap. I was able to take a huge breath when we received notification that they could help. They were prompt in their reply and had the rent check in the mail the next day. I can not say enough good things about them or ever thank them enough!

1 Amanda261

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caring for a child with a brain tumor is exhausting and makes it very difficult to work a regular job. Mission 4 Maureen helped cover the cost of living expenses, so that I could take care of my little girl in her last days. She passed away after five years of treatments. Dealing with some of the other programs out there means a mountain of forms and letters from hospitals and social workers. There was no hassle, just a form, and a brief discussion of how best they could help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to thank ya so much for helping me paid my rent.
I have a daughter with brain cancer and is hard for me not able to work.
If it wasent for nice people like Mission4Maureen i dont know how i would paid my rent.
Thank you so much god bless this organization
-Mayra Hernandez
#TeamGenesis

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My 10 year old son has a brain tumor and many other medical issues he has been battling since birth, Mission 4 Maureen has been a god send, they helped cover expenses I was unable to meet. This is such an amazing company, they truly helped take away the stress from me and my family. They have not only extending a helping hand but sent forth much heart to care for others in need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2012. Our family was very scared about what to do, where to go, how to start. Everything was very quick, and my husband was unable to continue with his life evendough he kept everything for himself and never complained about anything regarding his situation. His left periferal vision was compromised and he was unable to continue driving and he was forced to quick to his job. All our dreams were jepardize in silence we were recently married and we were very scared. Thank God they were good and exciting news in a middle of this difficult time, specially because I was pregnant and we didn't know that at the same time we were facing this big challenge in our lives. I never thought my husband condition will be at risk and everything was under control the first year, he also was proud to be a new daddyand the bonding he had with his little princess was priceless, life for us was even more meaningful and he was really hoping to have enough time to be around his family. My husband was day by day, hour by hou online looking for answers, treatments, oncologist, neurologist, Duke, New York, Jhon Hopkins University of Miami... he never lose hope, specially after contacted mission4maureen who help us to manage our difficult time. They help us financially, they gaves orientation and all the supportwe need to continue with the journey we have a head specially with a new baby and with my husband facing treatment with Chemo adn radiation.
my husband also share and post all about mission 4 maureen try to help with funds to support this great nonprofit. Unfortunately this disease took my husband's life after 3 years after his diagnosed and 4 months after his recurrence., it has been very sad and difficult to me to be a widow and to raise a 3 1/2 years old girl without daddy around, she still asking for her daddy when he is coming back from the doctor...I lost my family no family but I didn't lost the respect and love to all who have being through all this painfull illness joirney. my heart is with all people who needs support, every minute a family out there is probably facing the same situation We did, and thank's to mission4maureee many people with a loveone facing a brain tumor won't be alone is this journey. Thanks mission4 maureen for gave us hope even in the most difficult moments of our lives. G- d Bless you always and I hope you can continue with the holy work !

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My baby was diagnosed with brain cancer at 10 months old. On Jan7,2016 our lives completely changed there were so many thing to get sorted out and it was hard being in the hospital for so long. Mission4Maureen is such a blessing.I sent an email and they immediately responded they paid 950 in child care and my past due car insurance bill. All I can say is thank you so much because I didn't know how I was going pay another bill.With no hesitation they blessed us and the burden was lifted.God Bless you all and everyone who donated,because of you I am able to be here with my baby boy and one less bill on my mind.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My four year old nephew was suffering from DIPG, a brain stem tumor. My brother was spending all his free time with his son and bills needed to be paid. Mission for Maureen assisted him at a very stressful and difficult time. We are forever grateful.

Delicia

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization!!! Once was my daughter was diagnosed with cancer and our family income decreased I applied for Mission for Maureen not sure what to expect. Within that same week my rent was paid along with several other utilities. I cannot thank them enough!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

No one wants to have a tumor, of any kind. Unfortunately there are many families suffering from them everyday. In the summer of July, 2014 my 1 year old daughter was diagnosed with a Anaplastic Astrocytoma Grade 3 brain tumor. I applied for assistance from Mission 4 Maureen and they were there for my family, immediately. Months had passed and the tumor began to go away. Chemotherapy was reduced as it made Ava really weak. Around the holiday we received 2 surprise gifts from Mission 4 Maureen, and Ava loved them so much. It was shortly after this we learned she would not survive the brain tumor. She passed 3 weeks later. The memory of her excitement when she opened her presents will always be in my heart. Not only has Mission 4 Maureen helped my family financially, they've created memories and inspired me to help others the way they helped me. Thank you

trudyp10

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've known to this wonderful Foundation Mission4Maureen quite a few years ago .I was having Financial issues . After coming home from New York spending almost 2 years . For my sons treatment Chemo,Radiation,Surgery due to Brain and Spinal cord Cancer.I stayed at Ronald McDonald House and NYU Medical Center. When I came home Financial issues got to great to bear . When I contacted this Foundation they were understanding ,Patient and there were no questions as to what you needed the money for.They were just concerned as to how they can help and get your life back on track . Take the stress off of money so you can get back to what is most important taking care of your child . This foundation is most remarkable .They are your sun shine .When you think there is no light at the end of the tunnel .They come from there own trails and tribulations of there daughter thats what makes them special My son is now in remmision and Mission4Maureen is always in my heart.I will do anything I can to help Thank You I Love You

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this extrodinary organization Missions4Maureen. In 2004 Our Son was diagnosed with Non-Germmonomous Germ Cell Tumor which is Cancer .It effects the Brain & Spinal Cord . We stayed at NYU Medical Center and Ronald McDonald House for 1 yr&1/2 .After chemo, Surgery& Radiation .Left him Cognatively Impaired. needed lots of therapy for 1 yr after home. We came home in 2006 .Found our selves financially stressed .Mission4Maureen gave us the help we needed. They were patient understanding and sympathetic . Missions4 Maureens is an organization of there own trails and Tribulations This why they can understand for that we will always be endedit to them .You will always be in our Hearts and will do anything to keep this wonderful organization on top.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit organization has been great for my family, they really helped us in our time of need while struggling with cancer. I'll never forget the help they gave to my family, cancer is a lot to struggle with so it makes me happy there are non profit organizations like Mission for Maureen who help. Thank you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My fiance' was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma Cancer with brain tumors a little over a year ago. We have four children bewteen us. With the mdical treatments, surgeries, and driving back and forth to the hospital we have been having difficulties with our financies. Michael can no longer work and has been put on disability. I have been the only one working part time for over a year now to try to make ends meet. Orginazations like Mission4Maureen really help release burdens from families. It is nice to know there are people out there helping adults with cancer. Cancer is an awful thing to go through, worrying about how you are going to continue to pay for your living when you are sick and lose your job and income is even worse. Our greatest thanks goes to Mission4Maureen. We can rest easy for another month knowing we have a rough over our families head. God bless you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen is a excellent nonprofit helper. They help me last year and really make a different in my hardship financial while I was in my treatment. Also get me out of stress. I am very grateful. Thank you very much and God bless you.
I hope you can continue helping people with brain cancer tumor.