To ease the burden of day to day life for families facing all phases of a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
THE FGP DIFFERENCE
Unlike most pediatric cancer organizations, FGP’s focus is on the parents. Our philosophy is that by alleviating the day-to-day stress through emotional and financial support, we are providing these caregivers with more time and less stress allowing them to better support their families during these difficult times.
“There is no way to express my gratitude for FGP. When Graeme was first diagnosed, everything was blurry – it was a whirlwind. Trying to understand the diagnosis, manage communication with friends and family members and keep it together was challenging. That’s an understatement.”
“She was a breath of fresh air. She took on this cancer with such a good spirit and she got tough fast. She was extremely well-read and investigative about what was going on but yet always looking for when she was going to get better and what life is going to be like after she gets through treatment and has cancer behind her.”
“In December of 2016, at four-years-old, Oliver was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He came down with pneumonia, and a week later, we were at Children’s Hospital of Richmond learning the ropes of lumbar punctures and neutrophil counts. To be honest, most of that is a blur.”
“We were a family of four: me and three amazing kids with one on the way. Michael, 15 years old at the time, was very active in sports, and a straight-A freshmen in high school, when our world completely changed. He became sick and ended up in the hospital to find out he needed two brain biopsies.”