Making Someone’s Day a Little Better
We can’t cure cancer. We can’t make everything go back to normal. The Matt Cook Foundation strives to make things a little better for young adult in-patients fighting cancer, and a little better for their families as well.
We know that a young adult with cancer has an entirely different experience than a child or an older adult with cancer: the videos, toys and distractions of the children’s hospital are off limits, and they find themselves in a minority, in unfamiliar territory, thrust into an environment with older adults with different needs. The people we serve find themselves in limbo, because of their age.
So we’re not trying to cure cancer, we’re just trying to make someone’s day a little better. We want to give people something they can focus on, besides being sick.