Critical Support for Families
Asher, age 2:
The Payton Wright Foundation pays the rent for Asher's family in Oklahoma. Happily, Asher's latest MRI was clear, but he will still require regular follow-up appointments and MRIs.
Zach, age 5:
The Payton Wright Foundation continues to pay the monthly mortgage for Zach's family during his treatment. Zach has been fighting brain cancer most of his life and is a true inspiration to all who know him.
Khloee, age 5:
The Payton Wright Foundation helped with the mortgage and other bills for Khloee's family. Khloee was diagnosed just before her 2nd birthday with brain cancer. Her latest MRI came back all clear!
Girl, Age 16:
Diagnosed with a low-grade glioma at the age of 16, this girl went through a few months of chemotherapy, a round of radiation, and then an an aggressive 18 months of additional chemotherapy. Finally, she was able to be off therapy for more than a year. Although she was left with significant balance issues, she has improved enough to be allowed to earn her driver's license. Due to her treatment, she missed the opportunity to take driving lessons at a free class in school, so now her family must pay for her to take them privately, a cost that The Payton Wright Foundation will be covering. Once she completes high school, she wants to go to nursing school. (Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL)
Boy, Age 15:
Diagnosed with a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma at 15, this boy underwent surgery and radiation and was stable for three years before relapsing. Though the cancer did progress while he was on two different chemo regimens, he is now doing well on a phase I experimental study. He needed new glasses, but his family has limited resources, and the glasses were not covered by insurance. The Payton Wright Foundation helped him get the glasses he needs. (All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL)