Most families will need to spend as much as 38% of their annual gross income on meals, lodging and other travel costs associated with pediatric cancer treatments.
3 years is the average length of
treatment for a pediatric cancer patient.
Most families will need to spend as much as 38% of their annual gross income on meals, lodging and other travel costs associated with pediatric cancer treatments.
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Who We Are

wm kids5The Walking Miracles Family Foundation exists to connect caregivers, families and survivors impacted by childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer to resources and referral networks and to help defray the cost of travel during the cancer journey -- the primary barrier to care in West Virginia.

Thus, the first program we implemented was the Country Roads Travel Assistance Program.  We have helped more than 200 families and have provided travel assistance to families in 33 of 55 West Virginia counties with our travel card that helps pay for gas, food and lodging. To date, we have given families over $35,000 in travel assistance.

Our Impact

The Walking Miracles Family Foundation exists to connect caregivers, families and survivors impacted by childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer to resources and referral networks and to help defray the cost of travel during the cancer journey -- the primary barrier to care in West Virginia.

Thus, the first program we implemented was the Country Roads Travel Assistance Program.  We have helped more than 200 families and have provided travel assistance to families in 33 of 55 West Virginia counties with our travel card that helps pay for gas, food and lodging. To date, we have given families over $35,000 in travel assistance.

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Make a Donation

The support and genourous donations of caring people like you helps Walking Miracles Family Foundation continue its mission of providing the "Country Roads Travel Assistance Program" to WV families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer.

Walking Miracles Family Foundation believes that no family should not have a financial strain to get their child to their cancer treatments and your donations help bring us closer to the day when every family can be helped in WV to have travel paid for.

What We Provide

An aspect of our mission is our belief that the cancer experience can be improved dramatically.

Travel
Assistance

Travel Assistance

The various costs associated with travel are a major barrier to people’s ability to access cancer treatment. In West Virginia, the burden of travel is severe because many rural areas have no bus system. Thus, the average family drives 2-3 hours in one direction to receive (...)

Patient
Navigation

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Patient navigation enables families to focus on the care and emotional needs of their diagnosed family member. The many details and issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis, as well as the needs of those who are in survivorship, can be overwhelming to families. (...)

Counseling
Program

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Any cancer diagnosis can leave one feeling frightened, confused, angry, depressed, or lonely. In addition, radiation and chemotherapy treatments may result in some memory loss, slow thinking and other cognitive issues.  We partner with local counselors (...)

Survivorship
Education

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Survivorship begins with diagnosis and extends through the entire continuum of care. Our simple, fundamental goal with survivorship is to improve the life experience of child, adolescent, and young adult cancer patients. We’ve built partnerships with numerous (...)

Our Travel Assistance Partners

Cincinnati Children's
Johns Hopkins
Children's VCU
Peyton Manning
Nationwide Childrens
University of Virginia
WVU Children's
Edwards
Sloan Kettering
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
UK Children's
Wake Forest
Children's of Philly
Duke

News & Events

Walking Miracles Family Foundation As a childhood and adolescent cancer survivor, I have been having a few difficulties & waiting for tests to be done soon. I don't have COVID 19, respiratory issues & its not cancer. It's been extremely difficult to see a ...
Have a Paypal account and want to help our families? You can choose Walking Miracles Family Foundation as a place to donate to.
HOW COVID-19 KILLS--I'm a Surgeon--And Why We Can't Save You What walking Miracles families need to know about the coronavirus especially covid-19
https://youtu.be/4J0d59dd-qM
Dr. Duc Vuong, World's #1 Weight Loss Surgeon, Author of 13 books, explains how coronavirus kills its victims. Talk with Dr. V Live at https://www.facebook.c...
Scot Ackerman, MD posted on LinkedIn Coronavirus and the Cancer Patient
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/activity-6644266289651073024-RGJd
The effects of the coronavirus can be especially harmful to patients with cancer, survivors, and those who have compromised immune systems. In this article...
If you are in WV Swilled Dog Hard Cider, will be donating $1 at their tasting room to Walking Miracles Family Foundation this month. Visit their tasting
Every month we choose a charity and $1 from every pour from that ...
Excited to announce we received another $10,000 to give our LNX tablet to newly diagnosed families and survivors impacted by childhood adolescent and young adults with cancer in rural WV. Walking Miracles Family Foundation goal is to help deliver better ...
The sight that breaks a parents heart!! The sight that breaks a parents heart!!
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A special thank to Brett Wilson God's Walking Miracle Child My boy and I drove up to the University Hospital this weekend in Edmonton to visit my daughter and wife .Cassandra is ...