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Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 yrs of age) battling cancer.
No family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.
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.
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