Helping families that are forced to travel the journey of childhood cancer.
Below is the list of people and organizations The Emily Yott Foundation, Inc. assisted in 2009. Thanks to your support, we were able to accomplish a lot of things and help a lot of people! We hope to double our efforts for 2010!
Hailey Ann Trainer and Family – $1000
Hailey has been battling AT/RT, an aggressive form of brain cancer, since September 2008. She has endured 7 rounds of chemo and completed 6 weeks worth of proton therapy radiation in Jacksonville, Florida. Her last scan revealed no new tumors and shrinkage in the remaining one. A donation was made to help offset travel expenses while the family was in Jacksonville. You can check out Hailey’s story and progress at www.caringbridge.org/visit/haileyanntrainer
Hannah Christian and Family – $1000
Hannah was diagnosed with pediatric osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in January of 2008. Hannah endured chemotherapy and the amputation of her right leg. Currently she is cancer free and doing fantastic! We had the privilege of spending a couple of hours with this amazing and delightful young lady. A donation was made to help offset the out of pocket cost of a new leg for Hannah. You can read more about Hannah at www.caringbridge.org/visit/hannahchristian
ICAN – $750
The Emily Yott Foundation had the privilege of sponsoring Bristol, an ICAN puppy. Bristol is part of NASCAR driver and team owner Tony Stewart’s litter of ICAN pups. Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) www.icandog.org, brings together three uncommon groups – children and adults with disabilities, incarcerated adults, and dogs – to assist people in living their lives more productively and with increased independence. Check out ICAN’s website shown above and Tony Stewart’s website www.tonystewartfoundation.org
Riley Hospital for Children – $1500
The Emily Yott Foundation made a donation to Riley Children’s Cancer Center to purchase several personal DVD players. These will be used by the teen cancer patients who spend long hours at the clinic to receive treatment. www.rileychildrenshospital.com
Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital – $1000
The Emily Yott Foundation purchased Nintendo DS gaming systems and games for the kids to play while receiving treatment. www.peytonmanning.stvincent.org
A Special Wish Foundation – $3500
The Emily Yott Foundation helped to grant two wishes this year. One to Dax, a 2 year old whose wish was to visit Disney World and meet the characters. And 2-year old Selena who was diagnosed with leukemia and wanted to go to Disney World or Dollywood! www.aspecialwishfoundation.org.
Give Kids The World – $350
Along with granting wishes, the foundation made a donation to Give Kids the World Village in central Florida. The Village is a 70-acre resort complete with over 140 Villa accommodations, entertainment attractions, whimsical venues, and fun specifically designed for children with special needs. Give Kids the World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need. www.givekidstheworld.org