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Review for Robert F Terry Jr Foundation, Arlington, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The 2004 establishment of the Robert F. Terry Jr. Foundation was inspired by Robert "Bobby" Terry, an eight-year-old boy from Walpole, Massachusetts. In December of 2000, shortly before his third birthday, Bobby was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Over the six years of chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation and countless hospital stays, Bobby, his parents, and his three younger siblings showed resilience beyond most people's imagination. Like most families with children suffering from brain tumors, Bobby actually endured the physical effects of his brain tumor, but his entire family shares in its impact. The affects of pediatric brain tumors reach every aspect of a family's life. Families are permanently impacted emotionally, financially, and physically due their child's illness.Health insurance covers very little financially in the overall care of a child with a brain tumor. Resources beyond insurance via social programs are very limited and they rarely meet the needs of these families during such a difficult time. A stressful and exhaustive situation is often exacerbated by the climbing financial burden a sick child. The goal of the Robert F. Terry Jr. Foundation is to help families experiencing the devastating effects of pediatric brain tumors with financial assistance for non-medical expenses. In relation to other pediatric cancers, the number of children with brain tumors is relatively small thereby limiting the financial assistance and research dollars available. Thanks to the generosity of people like you, over the past four years the Foundation has been able to help over 80 families from the Jimmy Fund Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ease their burden during unimaginable circumstances

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The impact of the financial assitance to these families during such devastating circumstances is pricelss. While fighting for your child's life your focus needs to be 150% on the heath of your child; not the morgage, the electric bill etc.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This charity is focused 100% on helping families of children with brain tumors with non-medical expenses. See their video

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing people supporting this organization. They are helping these families enormously during unimagineable circumstances.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of families fighting the effects of pediatric brain tumors. The circumstances in which these children are fighting their disease are vital. They need their family 1,000% focused on fighting the tumor, not worried about every day expenses

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