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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

144 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Aaron B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello i am a Brain Tumor Patient/Survivor who lives with an incurable Brainstem Tuor that nearly took my life 4 years ago. I underwent 2 Brain Surgeries for the complications from this and am happy to be alive and doing OK. Mission 4 Maureen helped me to take care of some necessities I could no longer pay as y health was bad last year. They are an amazing organization that takes care of the patient not another Research Organization which is what people in our situation desperately need cosidering Brain Cancers often devastating effects on our lives and that of our family. Thank you Mission 4 Maureen. Sincerely,
Aaron

Client Served

Rating: 5

The last 16 months of our journey with Glioblastoma stage 4 has been a test of faith and hope. After 3 Brain surgeries and countless trips to the team of doctors, the standard of care, the trail and now another treatment we keep praying this will be it. Our prayer now is that we will get the news that its at least in remission. I cant even stress the effects emotionally this has had on my husband, myself and our two boys. I can tell you the financial stress is overwhelming. Having Mission4Maureen did remove a bit of that stress last month by assisting with our household bills. I will be forever grateful to this organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

June of 2013, glioblastoma stage 4 brain cancer came into our lives, unwanted and unexpected. Along with it came medical bills, daily household expenses that needed to be met, but money only stretches so far, our insurance company recommended that we contact mission for maureen to help with some of those bills. I did and will say, I was skeptical, but they came through with help in the form of assisting with a large bill that needed to be paid. This site, and organization is a wonderful godsend for those sick & in need of assistance. I can only hope that one day, I'll be able to donate back to them to keep this going.

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 1989 I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. It was wrapped around the left optic nerve, the left internal carotid artery, several of the cranial nerves, the pituitary gland, and pushing against the frontal lobe of the brain. The neurosurgeon, Dr. Hal Hankinson of Albuquerque, NM, was able to take out about 90% of it, but three years later it had grown back and the doctors were concerned it might have gone inside the carotid artery. Dr. Robert Spetzler in Phoenix, AZ, operated in October of 1992 and was able to remove all but a very tiny piece of the tumor. However, 21 years later, it had grown back and I needed to have surgery again. The tumor was now also impinging on the right optic nerve. I'd already lost the use of my left eye and now my right eye was in danger. No neurosurgeon in Ohio would operate on it and I was fighting to get financial coverage to get it done by Dr. Spetzler in Phoenix. I had the surgery done in October 2013. Mission4Maureen has helped me tremendously by paying part of my expenses before I went to Phoenix and helping to pay my medical bills from the surgery. They have been extremely supportive!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen is a wonderful organization that has been extremely helpful and generous to our family. My wife was diagnosed with brain cancer and has been in and out of hospitals, oncology appointments and countless other examinations. In such a physically and emotionally painful process, Mission4Maureen has been a beacon of light both financially and emotionally for our family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband has been battling brain cancer for about a year now, He has been in the hospital every month since we found out. Mission 4 Maureen helped us with some of our bills. You know you never know what life will give you and God sent us a angel with the help that you gave us. I really don't know where we would be with out the help you gave us. I hope to be able to pay back in some way for all the help that was given to us
THANK YOU SO MUCH

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen helped us financially with our past due rent. I don't know what we would have done had they not helped us. It took all of our money to pay for out of state treatment for my husband's inoperable brain tumor. The process was very quick & easy. Mission4Maureen is the best NonProfit Organizations for Brain Tumor assistance that I've found. They are the only organization we have found that was willing to help people suffering from Brain Tumors from all age groups, other organizations were only willing to help children. Mission4Maureen truly deserves to be grant recipients & awarded more funds & donations to help further their reach in helping families suffering from this horrible disease. Mission4Maureen is truly AMAZING!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen went above and beyond in helping me with my doctor bills. I was not sure if I qualified for assitance for my tumor since it was non cancerous. However, upon calling Mission4Maureen they explained that I would qualify because the tumor is not supposed to be there, and that it was causing unexpected expenses. I had brain surgery in 2010 and then had to have three radiation treatments in December of 2012. I have to have an MRI every six months to monitor the tumor until doctors are confident that the tumor is not going to continue to grow. The bills continue to mount with each MRI, so I called Mission4Maureen. I filled out the application and explained my situation. A couple of weeks after submitting my application I received a letter from the doctor's that I was going to be placed in collections because I was not able to pay my portion of the bill. I called Mission4Maureen and explained my situation and they had me fax the bill to see if we could possibly speed up the process. Mission4Maureen's site clearly states that the application process takes up to four weeks. However, a couple of days later I received a call and letter stating that my application had been accepted and that they would be sending he payment to the doctor. What a relief. I was unaware that groups like Mission4Marueen existed and was not sure what to do with my bills. Thankfully they were able to help me. I will be passing their name on to others that I know have tumors. I am supposed to be attending a brain tumor seminar in West Chester, Ohio and I will definitely mention Mission4Maureen. Sincerely James Scott Stuart

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot believe I finally get the financial assistance from Mission4Maureen. They give me hope when I fight so hard with my tumor. I can feel relieve when I take rest everyday. I really appreciated their kindness and help. I will definitely tell everyone about this organization. My family is so grateful that
I am lucky to find Mission4Maureen.

Kathleen54

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission4Maureen helped my fiancee who is battling stage 3 brain cancer by providing needed financial assistance. They are an amazing organization. I searched the internet and contacted numerous organizations for financial assistance and had little luck due to the type of cancer and the grade so we are very grateful for the assistance the Mission4Maureen provided.

Stephanie101

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has a brain tumor. We needed some financial assistance with our child and other kids. They graciously paid a few of our larger bills. It really helped ease the burden of having a sick child.

Amanda87

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mission 4 Maureen is an amazing organization that has helped my 22 month old daughter and I tremendously. Because of my first hand experience of having a child with brain cancer, I know how difficult it can be to find people that are willing to offer financial assistance. The day-to-day costs of food and housing can be overwhelming when you're trying to deal with hospital stays, doctors appointments, and just making life "normal." This organization made this task so much easier. I cannot express how grateful I am for their generosity. Because of Mission 4 Maureen, our car payment, gas, and water bills were paid so that they would not be shut-off and/or late. We can breathe a little easier now and that's all thanks to the giving hearts behind this wonderful mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My brother Allen was diagnosed with Glioblastoma brain cancer in May 2011. He has undergone 5 brain tumor surgeries, numerous clinical trials, chemos and some tumor targeted treatments Not only is he fighting the fight for his life so that he can be here for his 2 young sons and wife, he is fighting financially as well. He was "administratively terminated" May this year from his 15 year job under a "hardship clause" because he is on disability and does not have a date to return to work. They have been struggling financially while he has been on disability and now have $1700 Cobra medical bills on top. Mission4Maureen has alleviated some of that stress and is going to help out with some of the medical/bills. In addition, their communication has been excellent with Rosie communicating with me in a timely and most informative manner since Feb. 2013. She also directed me to other resources found on their web-site. I highly recommend Mission4Maureen

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was rediagnosed with a grade 3 ependymoma brain tumor. During this difficult and trying time, Mission 4 Maureen awarded my family some financial assistance that was extremely beneficial to our financial needs. We were able to pay some medical bills and afford to stay with our son in the hospital. This organization is a top notch charity and deserves only the best. Thank you, Mission 4 Maureen, you are truly awesome.

Client Served

Rating: 5

How quickly life changes! Our baby six yrs old was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a brain tumor three weeks into Kindergarten. He waited in anticipation all summer for school. He was so excited! He even attended one soccer practice before our world changed forever. We were on a family vacation when he was diagnosed. Our son has such an extensive treatment plan, making it impossible to work. We had just bought our first home and had not lived in it a year. Our Social Worker referred us to Mission for Maureen, who after reviewing our application and verifications approved us right away. They paid bills on our behalf and emailed a confirmation letter, which was such a relief. Even sitting down to pay a bill is overwhelming and they took the weight off of our shoulders. Being awarded the financial assistance from the Mission$Maureen program also freed up money allowing us to travel out of state for his chemotherapy and out of town trips for bloodcounts. We are so thankful for this family and their non profit. This foundation has helped us survive financially. I also thank Maureen, who the non-profit was named and dedicated for. How proud she would be of her family for establishing the foundation and how she is helping so many families battle this awful disease of brain cancer.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 9 yr old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor in Jan 2013. A concussion from basketball resulted in headaches which led to an MRI that changed our lives! Being a single parent of 4 children our way of life was uprooted! I had to take an unpaid leave of absence from my employer which led to my position being replaced over several months. My son still suffers side effects of the tumor even though it was removed late Jan. A social worked at our hospital referred me to Mission4Maureen. I was amazed at both how nice and FAST they were in helping our family! They helped keep us in our house! Within days of applying online I both had a decision and bills were being paid on our behalf! When times are hectic and the concern is taken by a sick child it is a blessing to have such a wonderful organization such as Mission4Maureen to help ease the burden!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with brain cancer and was placed out of work with no inccome. I reached out
To many organizations who wouldn't even allow me to tell my story, but declined helping me. Mission
4 Maureen was the only organization who actually helped me financially. I applied and within a week I was approved. I sent them my bills and within 12 hours they were paid. I appreciate that they worked expeditiously because it showed me they cared.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter, Avery, suffers from a brain tumor and is in treatment. Mission4Maureen helped us in a time of need and were very caring of our situation. I applied to many charities and this was the first one to reply and help me and my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter had brain surgery Nov of 2012, the tumor was removed and it turned out to be cancerous . So she has been undergoing extensive radiation treatments and now starting her chemo for the next 14 month. I had to stay home from work to be with her during her month of hospital stay and to take care of her during her recovery, and since we have no family around us, im also the only one that can take her to all her other doctor visits and physical therapy . As a single parent the weight of not having income coming in but still all the bills needed to be paid , I reached out to Mission4 Maureen and what a God send blessing this organisation is!! Thank you for helping us so our rent and utilities could be paid for a whole month , also some of the medical bills which are piling up everyday !! The help from Mission4 Maureen has taken some of the daily worries and stress of my shoulders! If the world would only have only such caring humans around , there would be more harmony and peace in this world!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Michelle92

Client Served

Rating: 5

my son was diagnosed with a brain tumor twice in 2 years. Mission4maureen helped us both ieswith the financial strain of this terrible diagnosis. Without them we would be behind on our bills and have an added worry.Thank You Mission4Maureen for you caring and understanding!