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Smiles From Heaven

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Causes: Emergency Medical Services & Transport, Health

Mission: SMILES FROM HEAVEN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote childhood cancer awareness, assist children and families affected by pediatric cancer and blood disorders, and to bring HOPE through advocacy, education, spiritual needs and financial aid.

Target demographics: children and families affected by childhood cancer and blood disorders.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 children fighting cancer and blood disorders.

Geographic areas served: Laredo TX. & South Texas

Programs: Ride for Hope, Miles of Hope, Hope Bundles, Chemo Fight Shirts, Bella Beanies, Hospital Holiday Parties & much more.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Beautiful Bella Sanchez was my first patient that I worked with when I began my career with Be The Match. My name is Leticia Mondragon and I’m an Account Manager for the South Texas Area for Be The Match. Little BellaBoo wanted to live, but unfortunately never went into remission and never found a match for a transplant. Smiles From Heaven is a blessing to children and their families in Laredo. This wonderful non-profit started by Ray and Betsy Sanchez, Bella’s parents has helped numerous patients and their families. When a child is battling cancer it separates the family. With the help of Smiles from Heaven, children and families can get some help with gas cards, food, and other expenses. The Smilies From Heaven non-profit organization lives up to it’s name. It puts SMILES on patients and their families. Please support this organization. They do so much in the community to raise funds and make patients happy. From Thanksgiving dinners, to toys at Christmas, to birthday parties,soles from Heaven makes children happy. I commend Ray and Betsy Sanchez for their dedication and hard work to start Smiles From Heaven as they know firsthand what it’s like to lose a child to cancer. Please support this wonderful non-profit organization. Smiles From Heaven can give hope to children and their families.

judymahan

Donor

Rating: 5

Ray and Betsy Sanchez experienced the nightmare of having their baby being diagnosed with cancer. During that time they struggled emotionally, physically, psychologically, and financially. But through it all they never lost their faith in God, even after their 2 year old daughter, Bella, lost her battle to cancer. It is through their unwavering faith that kept them strong enough to want to help others. They founded this amazing non profit organization to help other families have the ability to take their children who are also battling cancer travel out of town for hundreds of miles to get the medical care they need. SFH donates shirts with easy access to the mediport for these children who are undergoing chemotherapy. They advocate for childhood cancer awareness to others including city, state and federal government entities. They are recognized by various children’s hospitals who invite Ray and Betsy to speak at their conferences about childhood cancer and the experiences they had. They are constantly holding fundraisers to help these little cancer warriors. Year round they go to children’s hospitals to give gifts and food especially during the holidays. They support any and all who reach out to them. They tell their story as many times as it needs to be told so others may realize and comprehend the importance of childhood cancer awareness and the needs of underserved communities. As painful as it may be to them to re-live the memories of spending 2 years in the hospital with their Sweet Bella, they do it unselfishly for others. I have seen this firsthand time and time again. That is why I donate to this organization. I truly believe in their mission.
If you are going to donate to any non profit organization, donate to Smiles From Heaven. You can be assured it is going to directly help families who need it.

1 JJ C.

Donor

Rating: 5

Smiles from Heaven (Ray & Betsy) organizations commitment and determination is unlike any. Through their hardship and experience they give to our community hope. Our community is blessed to have them help our children and claiming that no child fights alone. Families continue to get the necessary resources for their needs. I am a proud donor and volunteer of this great non-profit organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful people and organization! Helping those in need, they’ve experienced the hard times and can relate to those going thru the tough times and hardships that come with that ugly thing called cancer!

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Donor

Rating: 5

SFH have provided a relief for people struggling with childhood cancer in Laredo,Tx and surrounding areas

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As Scientists are working together to create, better, safer treatments for childhood cancer. Rey and Betsy work countless hours sharing awareness with their community by organizing many events with Smiles from Heaven. It’s people like them that make communities come together without hesitation. #NoChildFightsAlone

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ray and Betsy are role models to look up to. Based on their experience they gather strength and courage to step up to the plate and do what no one else will. I love what they always do for the community, always above and beyond.

2 Dolores S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Super Delighted by the generosity they do to families with children with cancer, the founders of Smile From Heaven with a Big heart helping our community an making the difference between this families in needs, making a difference by putting smiles in each child in their families , thank you for everything and i will continue to support your proyects❤️

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Donor

Rating: 5

Smiles From Heaven has had a tremendous impact in our community and surrounding areas, I have seen first hand how this organization helps families in many strategic areas according to families needs. This is why I keep donating and purchasing merchandise from them because I'm rest assured they are prudent and administer funds in a very honest and fair way .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Volunteer of this non profit, I took it to heart to be part of this hard working organization to join the fight against child hood cancer. No child should fight alone and Ray and Betsy have been bringing awareness to our community. They have been helping several families and will continue to do so everyday as much as possible.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve seen how much this organization does to help the children , ray and Betsy go above and beyond to help every child in every step of the way helping with not just medical a but also to help children smile . Ray and Betsy work hard and in numerous way to help not just the children’s but the community. Their hard work and kind heart goes a long way for the children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

While I have not been a recipient of this organization I have seen first hand what they’ve done. Ray and Betsy work tirelessly to help the children of South Texas battling this horrible disease. They work non-stop day and night to fight for these kids and their families who don’t always have the means or resources to fight alone.