The Give Hope Hero Program was established in 2007, and has served to assist central Florida families battling childhood cancer. Hundreds of families have reached out to us to help their 'hero'. Occasionally the request has been a 'wish' for the child - one family went to Disney for the weekend when they received the news that both the father and the son had cancer at the same time. Most times however, we have simply been asked to step in and provide very basic assistance to make their lives easier.
Many families struggle with keeping a job when their child is diagnosed with cancer. The constant trips to the doctor, overnight stays in the hospital, and surgeries affect their ability to maintain a job. Paying a utility bill or buying gas to drive to visit their child in the hospital becomes difficult without income. We step in to help resolve these needs that arise through partnerships with local vendors and donations.