Our Beneficiaries

Our true beneficiaries are the families who have participated in our program, the parents who have been given the tools to help their children cope with the confusing and often unaddressed challenges while they deal with their cancer, and the children themselves. We invite you to look at a small sample of the families who have benefited from our services.

Stories from Families Who Benefit From Our Programs

Maia and Jed Rogers Family

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Maia and her children, participants of CLIMB®. Says Maia, “I know that CLIMB helped me help my children through a very difficult and painful time. Without these unique resources, we would not have been able to understand their needs at this complex time in our lives.”

The Peggy Peters Family

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Peggy Peters with Maggie and Amy Grace. Peggy says, “My children gave me the most important gift I’ve ever received: the gift of unconditional love.”

Meredith Nation Family

“The CLIMB® program was better than any vacation we could have taken.”

Meredith Nation, commenting on the impact of the program on her three young children.

Stories of Children

At Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas, kids, and staff, get close-up information about cancer.
At Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Kansas, kids, and staff, get close-up information about cancer.
And at Lawrence, a young girl gets a close-up look at cancer.
And at Lawrence, a young girl gets a close-up look at cancer.
Also at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, teens learn more about cancer, among their peers, with the help of the CLIMB facilitator.
Also at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, teens learn more about cancer, among their peers, with the help of the CLIMB facilitator.
At the Ulster Cancer Center, Belfast, Northern Ireland, facilitator Rachel Smith, says CLIMB has brought to the children "light and understanding to a very difficult subject."
At the Ulster Cancer Center, Belfast, Northern Ireland, facilitator Rachel Smith, says CLIMB has brought to the children “light and understanding to a very difficult subject.”

Stories from Professionals

We’re on to something good with the feedback we get from professionals.

In Chattanooga, Tenn, Sam Harris, M. Div, Patient Advocate, Oncology Erlanger Cancer Center, tells us, “I hope folks will be challenged to move in this unique way to reach the children in their communities. We certainly are going to be happy to share our program with others. CLIMB® works!”

At the University of Colorado Cancer Center in Denver, Alison Faust, RN ND CNS, Psychosocial Program Coordinator, reports, “CLIMB® is an opportunity for families to learn better ways to communicate about cancer and to express their feelings with each other. It also shows people that there are other families going through similar situations, which makes the experience less isolating and scary. And best of all, it’s a place where kids can have fun!”