When our daughter, Violet, was born on May 25, 2014, with an extreme rare form of cancer that had gone undetected prior to birth, we were reeling from the shock and horror of our situation. When the initial shock wore off, we were faced with statistics of survival rates, chemotherapy drugs and the possibility that our baby girl's arm (the location of the football-sized tumor) would have to be amputated.
On the day that we arrived at Hasbro, we immediately met Donna (Parent Consultant) from the Tomorrow Fund. She would visit us often in The Tomorrow Fund Clinic. As a mom of a child that had cancer, she knew first-hand what we were going through. She explained all the ways the Tomorrow Fund could help us both emotionally and financially. The Tomorrow Fund paid for our parking, gave us a daily stipend, paid our bills during that time, and just as valuable, was the network of support they provided for my entire family, which included our other kids Harrison (age 9) and Paige (age 7).
We spent 226 days in treatment. On the rare occasions we were able to go home, we would return to the Tomorrow Fund Clinic every other day for follow-ups. There were times when I had to bring the other children with me to The Tomorrow Fund Clinic, and I was so thankful it was a bright and cheerful place. They were never afraid, and in fact, they always begged to go to the clinic with us.
We are eternally grateful for everything the Tomorrow Fund has done for our family.
The Graney Family
Dan, Angela, Harrison, Paige & Violet