ARCA Truck Series adoptes The Littlest Heroes and the Children it Supports
CLEVELAND, Monday December 2, 2013 – During the holiday season it is important to recognize families and individuals who embody the true meaning of the holiday. The ARCA Truck Series families are those people. Recently, ARCA Truck Series adopted The Littlest Heroes (TLH) and the children it supports.
TLH is a Cleveland based charity which provides urgent financial assistance to area families who have a child suffering from cancer. When parents receive their child’s cancer diagnosis, their first thoughts immediately focus on the health and well-being of their child. Unfortunately, cancer touches the entire family in other ways and creates unforeseen financial hurdles especially when one parent is forced to take a leave from their job to care for the child. All of a sudden every day expenses like groceries, gasoline, food, hospital parking and related transportation costs strain the family budget. According to Denise Hagen, a social worker for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit at the Cleveland Clinic, “The financial burden of childhood cancer, coupled with profound emotional stressors that are associated with this diagnosis, can stretch families beyond their limits. The economic hardship that this diagnosis brings can have long-term effects on the entire family unit regarding their quality of life. With help from the Littlest Heroes and their generous donors, our families’ financial burdens will be reduced.”
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Littlest Heroes secure parking passes donation
Cleveland Jewish News - November 20, 2013
Dr. Albert and Rhoda Abramovitz, along with Susan Chiancone, recently made a donation to The Littlest Heroes, a Cleveland-based nonprofit with a mission to better the lives of children with cancer and their families.
The donation will be used to fund about 125 parking passes per month for the next year to families with children seeking treatment at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital. The Littlest Heroes has been able to provide 25 parking passes per month.
“Feedback from families has proven how important the need for parking assistance has become,” said Chelsea Mikula, board chair of The Littlest Heroes, in a statement. “Families have shared with us that they are so financially strapped that they were forced to miss treatment appointments due to the parking expense.”
Chiancone said, “My parents and I are proud to provide this donation to The Littlest Heroes so that it can further its mission and assist families with the cost of hospital parking.”
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Ryan Encinas, 5, Cancer Survivor Scores a Touchdown with the Cleveland Browns
Cleveland - August 3, 2013 - Ryan Encinas is a 5-year-old cancer survivor who recently celebrated two years in remission after battling a football-sized tumor in his left lung. During his treatment, Ryan and his family benefited from the services of The Littlest Heroes. Our partnership with the Cleveland Browns allowed Ryan and the 24,000 fans in the stadium to experience one of the most memorable moments in their lives. On Saturday night, August 3, Ryan gathered for a huddle with the entire Cleveland Browns team, took a handoff from quarterback Brandon Weeden and ran down the field with Trent Richardson to score the most memorable touchdown of the season. Thank you to the Cleveland Browns for such an amazing memory!
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