Mission: The Payton Wright Foundation Financially assists families who have children being treated for brain and spinal cord malignancies.


support Families

All families, no matter what their situation prior to diagnosis, face severe financial burdens when they have a child with brain cancer. Treatments are expensive and may only be available some distance from home. Parents have to take time off work to attend appointments and care for their child, and special equipment is often needed. The Payton Wright Foundation provides assistance by paying for gas cards, monthly rent, mortgage and utility bills.


Payton's Angels Program

An extended stay in the hospital for children with brain cancer can be extremely difficult, especially when all they really want is to be back home. That's why we provide uplifting care packages with items that can bring comfort to children. A soft throw, pillowcases, coloring books and crayons, DVDs and tumblers, fuzzy stuffed animals… things that can bring a smile to their face.




For professionals who are providing medical treatment or practical support to families who are battling pediatric brain cancer, The Payton Wright Foundation is an invaluable resource. It is not uncommon for families in this situation to face financial shortfalls that can hinder treatment and cause considerable gaps and stress in the home. Our goal is to address those gaps, such as fuel expenses to get to and from a medical facility, so that the child’s treatment protocol can be met without putting the family in jeopardy. If you know a family in need, contact the foundation today to learn more about how we can help.

It’s going to be a good day!
— Payton Wright, 2005

Additionally, the Foundation has created funds for pediatric brain cancer patients at hospitals, including:

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital,          St. Petersburg, FL

Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital,      Orlando, FL 

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh,     Pittsburgh, PA

Children's Hospital of Boston,               Boston, MA

Children's Hospital Colorado,                Aurora, CO

Duke Children's Hospital,                   Durham, NC

Cincinnati Children's Hospital,        Cincinnati, OH

The Hospital for Sick Children,            Toronto, Canada

To find out more about how The Payton Wright Foundation can help you or someone you may know in this situation, contact us.

Instructions for Families Seeking Assistance