Caroline's Miracle Foundation
Our featured charity for the months of May and June will be Caroline’s Miracle Foundation. Caroline was a young girl from the Old Lyme area who had been diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (an inoperable brain tumor) after she went to the doctor complaining of headaches, vision problems, and trouble swallowing her food. After the diagnosis, her parent’s struggled to inform their 10 year old that most children diagnosed with DIPG don’t live beyond 9-18 months after being diagnosed. But they decided that each day they were going to live life to the fullest with Caroline and have them each enjoy the moments they had together. Caroline wanted to make sure any other child in her position was doing the same. She said “we need to help kids with brain tumors do really fun things.”
In July 2010, Caroline lost her battle to the unfortunate disease at just a mere 11 years old. But her generosity and high spirits continue to live on through Caroline’s Miracle Foundation. The mission for this foundation is to help the children of families affected by DIPG create “mini-miracles” and focus on making special moments and experiences for each child and really do anything to keep them happy with a smile on their face. While there is still no cure for this devastating disease, collections will be used to fund research for a cure for DIPG and support safety programs in Old Lyme.
If you’re interested in learning more about the foundation, visit http://www.carolinesmiraclefoundation.org/
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, July 27 the 4th Annual 5k Fun Run/Walk
All funds go towards Caroline’s Miracle Foundation.
More info to follow when the date nears!
The Lighthouse Project thanks everyone in advance for their continued support & look forward to be able to contribute to Caroline’s Foundation and one day find a cure for the disease which took this wonderful little girl too soon.