Being the Change... February 2015
In just 18 short months, JWF has worked hard to deliver on our promise to help support families with children battling Aplastic Anemia, raise awareness of this disease and also to make a very significant investment in research. Thanks to the incredible and humbling generosity of all of our supporters and donors, we have:
Assisted a total of six families, allowing a parent to stay by their child's side during the toughest fight of their life. Please keep our latest friends in your thoughts & prayers:
- Joseli is 21 years old. She was diagnosed in 1997 and went into remission, but she recently came out of remission and is being treated at Children’s Hospital Boston. We are able to pay her mortgage for 3 months.
- Jillian is 14 years old and being treated at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia after being diagnosed in 2014. Her mom has stopped working to care for her and they have a significant distance to travel for her medical care. We are fortunate to be able to provide financial assistance for travel and lodging.
Funded the first of two $60,000 "Julia Malsin Research Grants". The Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation has partnered with us and will match our investments, for a total of $120,000 going toward research in Julia's name.
We are humbled by your generosity and commitment to our Foundation and helping us Be That Important Change for Aplastic Anemia.