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The Valerie Fund helps patients like Sierra…

Sierra - Diagnosed with Wilms' Tumor at age 3

"Our daughter, Sierra, who is now 4 was diagnosed with Wilms' Tumor last year. The shock of this event left us feeling so incredibly helpless. As you can imagine, this last year has been a whirlwind for our entire family. During a time like this, everything else becomes irrelevant. We have witnessed her strength through all this and have found additional strength for ourselves with the support of The Valerie Fund. Sierra is now at a point where she is done with treatments and has been declared "clear of cancer." However, we have just started off 5 years of monitoring her and the effects of the chemo – making it difficult to breathe and relax yet as each test brings on more anxiety."

Sierra's Mom, Carrie

Sierra receives her treatment at a Valerie Fund Children's Center 15 minutes from her home.

The Valerie Fund Center Provides:

  • A child life specialist who provides emotional support for Sierra and her two sisters
  • Social workers who help her parents with everything from emotions to logistics
  • Holistic nurses who offer pain and stress reduction techniques to Sierra and her family
  • An educational specialist to help keep Sierra on track at school

The Valerie Fund also offers:

  • Camp Happy Times, our totally free summer camp for kids 5 to 18 who have or have had cancer
  • Valerie Fund Scholarships when Sierra is ready for college

With your help, we can continue supporting 4,000 children like Sierra every year—and the families who love them.

Please donate now.


Everything that The Valerie Fund is able to achieve - every life we touch and every family we support - comes about only through the generosity of caring supporters such as you. Know that whatever amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated.

Choose your donation amount

$1,000 - Advocate
Counseling for a newly diagnosed patient and family
$500 - Supporter
Emotional support for all patients and family coming to a Center for an entire day
$250 - Neighbor
Prepares a patient, teacher and classmates for the child's return to school
$100 - Donor
Playroom activities for preschoolers receiving chemotherapy
$50 - Associate
Safe, private transportation to and from treatment for a child and family members
$35 Well Wisher
Comfort a child getting his or her first finger stick