Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.
In October 2004, co-founders Larissa Linton and Jenny Lawson met, soon after the death of Jenny’s daughter. The need for comprehensive organization became evident to Larissa and Jenny after they recounted not only the devastating effects of childhood cancer during their daughters’ treatments, but also the blessings they each received from their community.
Unfortunately, they each saw many other families struggling without the aid and care of others. Families were losing their homes, having their electricity shut off, and struggling to make everyday payments. It was through the desire of these two moms to serve other families battling childhood cancer that Heroes for Children was formed.
Since 2004, Heroes for Children has provided $6.5 million to over 6,600 Texas families in need through our financial and social assistance programs. There is no other organization that provides direct and immediate assistance to families with such ease when it comes to restoring normalcy and bringing comfort through each family’s journey. Their vision is that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.