In the summer of 2018, Kassidy Gard started having seizures. On her 12th birthday in September, Kass had an appointment to figure out what was going on. This appointment revealed a large brain tumor.
Kassy’s mom, Sara, reflects back on when her daughter was in the middle of treatments:
“We couldn’t have survived this without the Heartland Cancer Foundation. It’s overwhelming going through the treatment process. To maintain any sort of normalcy with the rest of the family is nearly impossible. These grants allowed us to eliminate the financial stress that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. It allowed us to not be so overwhelmed with all that was going on and to focus on healing."