This week, we spoke with the co-founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer, as well as two families who have benefitted from the research being done in this area.
In 1991, two mothers faced every parent’s worst nightmare: their two infant daughters were undergoing treatment for cancer. With advances in research, both of their daughters survived; however, both mothers’ journeys did not end there.
Melissa Helms and Risa Tramel founded the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund research that will lead to the elimination of childhood cancer worldwide.
Now, many years later and after much success, we caught up with Melissa to discuss the foundation. We also spoke with two families who have benefitted from the research being done in this area.