Making Memories Celebrations
The Making Memories program grants celebrations and birthday party wishes to terminally and critically ill children between the ages of 1 and 18 years of age.
The Forever Moriah Foundation has made it their personal mission to help terminally ill and critically ill children and their families to also create beautiful memories that will forever live on in their hearts and minds!
Helping Hands Financial Assistance
The average cost of a stay in a hospital for a critically ill child is $40,000. Caring for a critically or terminally ill child doesn’t only place an emotional burden on a family, but often times a financial burden as well. Often times, parents must reduce their work hours, or completely quit working to care for a sick child.
Through our Helping Hands program we grant financial assistance to the families of terminally ill and critically ill children currently undergoing treatment for sickness.
Heart-2-Heart Bereaved Support Group
We believe the lost of a life has a deep impact on the family as whole. Many times when a child becomes sick, siblings are shuffled off to family or friends, as their parents dedicate majority of their time caring for the sick child. Once a child passes away, the family often finds it even more difficult to rebuild from the impact of the loss.
Through our Heart-2-Heart program, we hope to encourage families to regain strength, and heal through reconnecting with other families who can relate by attending our unique family events.
Remember Me Always Research Fund
1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer and only 4% of Federal Cancer Research Funding goes to pediatric cancer. Seeing as how cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children, it is clear that more awareness needs to be given.
Through our Remember Me Always Program we hope to provide information and support for children and their families that are affected by pediatric cancer. We hope that through funds raised we can promote advocacy and awareness, and to support research leading to a cure for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.
Lexi's Wigs of 40
The Forever Moriah Foundation is launching a wig donation program! This is intended to provide children with a wig at no cost (wigs range from $30 for a synthetic one to $200-$1,000+ for a human hair wig). Anyone who has a wig to donate can send it to our office from anywhere in the country. We will then go through a cleaning process and mail it to the recipient child, wherever he or she lives (within the country).
Lexi’s Wigs of 40 is named after Lexi Mentzel, a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor (and intern). After having a wig myself, I know how much of a confidence boost it can be. It especially meant more to me that an anonymous person from my church bought it for me, so my family didn’t have to worry about the cost.