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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 $1,000,000 has been distributed on behalf of patients over the past 11 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

240 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

1

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