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

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. 

As part of our mission, we first want to ensure our caregivers and survivors have survivorship plans and are connected to a survivorship clinic for proper follow-up. This includes education on the areas they received treatment and on the long-term side effects they might expect. This will better enable patients to seek quality care and live a high quality of life. 

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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

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I am a childhood cancer Mom. And I am tired..
Just a few phrases that are labeled at us cancer moms. Oh, the strength! Oh, the ability to do hard stuff! Your family is so ...
Log Homes By Jack – Independent dealer for Honest Abe Log Homes Crazy ask I know does anyone have a car to donate to Walking Miracles Family Foundation a 501c3 non profit to auction off in September it's Childhood Cancer Awareness month. It will help pay for gas food and lodging for ...
Photos from Walking Miracles Family Foundation's post Great Day at UH Rainbow Babies learning about their AYA space, the Teen Cancer America representation and being able to learn more about the interactive wall which would be great for an Infusionarium Roger Holzberg and discussing how our LNX ...
Interested in having your company partner online with our non profit? Would you like people all over the internet see your name and better yet having the families and survivors impacted by childhood adolescent and young adult cancer in WV ...
Photos from Walking Miracles Family Foundation's post John Pennington, Quincy Wilson and George Shehl this is what WVU has done through the years at their spring game maybe WVSU can do this too for Walking Miracles Family Foundation forget the portion let's beat this goal.
We want ...
Let's pack out WVSU Spring Game. 6 Pm Shawnee Complex. All donations help with gas, food and lodging cards for families and survivors impacted by childhood adolescent and young adult cancer in WV.
Coach John Pennington's goal is $ 1000 ...
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How could & why would one man love me so much whom I thought never ...