Watching your child fight cancer is one of the hardest things a parent will ever go through. Facing the time off of work, the recurring trips to the hospital or clinic, the mounting hospital bills, and the childcare arrangements for the other children can be daunting and overwhelming. You think it couldn't get much worse...
Then the visits stop and the empty room becomes the loudest thing in your house. Going to work or paying the bills begins to feel like an impossible task. The resources available once your child is gone seem to disappear alongside your hope that you will watch your child get well again. It is our intention to find ways to support families at this time when other resources become scarce.
It is the intention of the Foundation to provide 3 Annual Scholarships honoring Jordyn Myers.
One will be awarded to a High School Softball player, one will be awarded to a girl who plans to study Engineering at a Higher Education Institution, and one will be awarded to a Leukemia Survivor.
The amount of each scholarship will be determined based on the fundraising from the previous year and will be announced by October 10 of the previous year. Applications will be accepted from December 10 - February 10 and will be awarded by April 10.
It is the hope of the Foundation that we will be able to support researchers and organizations looking to find alternatives to the chemotherapy treatment Pegaspargase as well as other treatments for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL).
We will be looking for organizations, departments, and researchers to provide assistance each calendar year with the expectation that they are working on treatment plans or clinical trials to provide alternatives to treatments that leave the patient with no immune system and no ability to fight potential infections.