Sixteen students spoke at the dinner sharing their experiences while being treated at The Valerie Fund and the next steps in their lives as they attend college, graduate school and beyond. Each speech was inspiring and heartfelt as the students thanked their donor families and The Valerie Fund's multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and health care professionals.
After their nine-year-old daughter Valerie succumbed to cancer in 1976, Sue and Ed Goldstein were determined that no family should have to travel great distances to receive state-of-the-art medical care. Today, more than 6,000 children with cancer and blood disorders benefit immeasurably by receiving their medical treatment close to home in a child-centered environment. The Valerie Fund ensures they do not have to rely on insurance reimbursements to receive a range of customized therapeutic services that enhance their quality of life. For more information, please visit www.thevaleriefund.org.