No one is prepared to hear the words
“You’re child has cancer”
Each child’s diagnosis changes his or her life forever, and greatly impacts the lives of their family and loved ones emotionally, financially, and day-to-day as they navigate unforeseen obstacles.
The Change Matters for Kids with Cancer program is designed to help children and their families cope as they face their greatest challenge. This program provides immediate consolation for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Change Matters delivers a coping kit with the supplies necessary to have an immediate impact and through the completion of treatment.
The founders of this program experienced these cancer treatments firsthand and understand it is neither a simple nor short process. By providing support to children and families, they hope to ease some of the struggles and pains associated with this emotional and physical battle.
No one is prepared to hear the words, ‘Your child has cancer…’ A family faced with the news of a cancer diagnosis doesn’t know what to expect for the next few days, months or even years. Families don’t have to reach out for help every time they need something unexpected. Instead, they reach into a Coping Kit.
Rob Amand, Co-founder of Adopt a Pig
We can’t thank you enough for the coping kit. It was truly an amazing gift to us, just when we needed it. And I have to say, Savannah, at age 3, knows more about the iPad than the rest of the family does. ☺ She loves it (as do we)!!! Your organization is making a huge impact on families lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I also wanted to let you know about the joy Adopt a Pig is bringing into the lives of our patients. I was present when one of our recently diagnosed teenagers got her new bag. It was fantastic!! She loved opening up everything and when she saw the iPad she started to cry and said she wanted one so very much. I am now seeing the bags appear in clinic for every visit for all of the families who received them. The bags are loaded down with the day’s worth of survival needs for a clinic visit stay. The lunch bags come with meds they need to bring to the clinic. Thank you so much for bringing this joy to the children and families.
I have only received good feedback from my patient. She absolutely loved the iPad and set it up that night. Her mom told me how impressed she was by the gift card values and the patient said she can use them for ‘fun stuff!’
Fight Like a Kid
Change Matters is proud to partner with Cage Fury Fighting Championships to help kids and their families fighting cancer.