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A mother’s dedication to a daughter’s wish.
A mother holds her daughter’s hand for a little while but her heart forever. —Anonymous
Taylor, your life was not only about what you accomplished, but also about what you left behind. Your boundless optimism at the bleakest moments, your concern for others even when you were at your worst, and your zest for life even as death neared taught me more about love than I thought there was to know.
We will continue to fight in your honor and will never falter in our commitment to you and to children with cancer everywhere. We are keeping your spirit, your thirst to make change, and your dedication to help others alive. While your life was tragically cut short, your mark on the world lives on in our family, in the organization, and in children who have and will win their battles against cancer thanks to you.
Just to think of you reminds of why what I do is so important. Thank you for a lifetime of love and showing us all what humanity really means. I will always have your heart.
How to Stay Strong when Your Child has Cancer
Our daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eleven. Overnight, our family was thrust into the world of pediatric cancer. We barely got ourRead More
Give Kids A Chance Act
The Give Kids a Chance Act was reintroduced to the US House of Representatives by Representatives Michael McCaul and Anna Eshoo. Nancy Goodman, CEO of Kids vRead More
An important lesson
Our daughter, Taylor, was diagnosed with cancer at the age of eleven. Overnight, our family was thrust into the world of pediatric cancer. We barely gotRead More
Lessons learned from my daughter who had #childhood cancer
My daughter, #TaylorMatthews, was diagnosed with #childhoodcancer at eleven years old. Her only symptom was shortness of breath while playing sports, which her pediatrician believed was caused by exercise-induced asthma.Read More
We Are All in This Together
Dear Friends, As I write to you, I struggle to make sense of what has happened in the last 90 days or so. A global pandemic hasRead More
Children’s Hospital at Columbia Medical University
From 2014 to 2023 TMF has funded comprehensive genetic sequencing at Columbia University Medical Center that enables personalized treatments for individual patientsRead More
Memorial Sloan Kettering
In 2022 and 2023, TMF funded a trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering for a novel and cutting edge treatment protocol for Ewing Sarcoma (ES) pediatric patients. EwingRead More
Very Rare Cancer Consortium -The New York Genome Center
In 2021, TMF funded the NYGC which is a multi- institutional hub for genomic research whose mission is the advancement of genomic science and its application toRead More
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
In 2020,TMF funded a Phase III brain tumor trial administered by the Children’s Oncology Group. Scientists there are seeking to replace minimally effective chemotherapy protocols with targetedRead More
Memorial Sloan Kettering
In 2018 and 2019, TMF granted funds to Memorial Sloan Kettering enabling oncologist to determine if cancer cells are still circulating withinRead More
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Colors Against Cancer
362 runners came out to support the Taylor Matthews Foundation. The run was held on May 7th at #Edgemonthighschool We cant thank you enough for continuing to
Let’s Celebrate the Joy of Giving on #GivingTuesday-November 28
At GivingTuesday, we’ve always known that generosity is a source of boundless joy. The act of giving, driven by empathy and compassion, brings immense happiness to the