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Mission Statement

Mission

Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 yrs of age) battling cancer.

Vision

No family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.

Description

Heroes for Children is founded in memory of Taylor Anne Brewton and Allison "Allie" Leigh Scott, who both passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

On November 26, 2001, Taylor passed away at just 4 years old after enduring 11 months of cancer treatment. Taylor's family started a non-profit organization called Taylor's Angels in her memory to provide financial assistance to other families with children battling cancer.

On September 13, 2004, Allison Leigh Scott, better known as Allie to all that loved her, passed away from the same disease as Taylor at the tender age of 8 months 27 days after three rounds of chemotherapy, 80 blood transfusions, and a stem cell transplant.

In October 2004, Larissa Linton (Taylor's mom) and Jenny Scott (Allie's mom) met, soon after the death of Jenny's daughter Allie. The need for Heroes for Children became evident to Co-Founders Larissa and Jenny after they recounting not only the devastating effects of childhood cancer during their daughters' treatments, but also the blessings they each received from their community. Unfortunately, they each saw many other families struggling without the aid and care of others. Families were losing their homes, having their electricity shut off, and struggling to make everyday payments.

Together, they saw a need for a more comprehensive organization and formed Heroes for Children in December 2004 with a formal Board of Directors and official by-laws. It was the desire of these two moms to further the initial efforts of Taylor's Angels serving other families battling childhood cancer. That has provided over two million dollars in program services since its inception.

Website

http://www.heroesforchildren.org

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Reviews

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Would you recommend Heroes for Children?

by Fatimah Love M. from TX (September 29, 2014)
I Loved the Staffs Energy, Very well organized and their Dedication to helping the lives of childhood Cancer and supporting the families.. Im truly honored to have had the opportunity to Volunteer with Heroes for Children Great Cause!
by Beatriz Z. from Huntsville, TX (December 11, 2013)
It is such a great atmosphere! All the people there were very nice and wonderful. They truly appreciate every little thing you do; the organization has a beautiful story to it and they are an organization that really believes in it's mission. If you ever need any help, they are more than happy to explain. As a matter of fact, on my recent visit, I even brought along some friends because my first experience was amazing! Really great organization! I would definitely love to volunteer there again.
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