Family concentrates on child and his fight with Leukemia

Family concentrates on child’s and his fight with Leukemia

Please meet one of our beautiful Semper Fi Fund children, Bruce, and his amazing family. At five years of age, Bruce was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His dad, an active duty Sergeant in the Marine Corps, was serving in Yuma, Arizona, at the time.

“The Semper Fi Fund has helped us in ways that most can’t imagine,” said Bruce’s dad. “In September of 2015, Bruce, our youngest son, was diagnosed. Hearing the words ‘your child has cancer’ is horrifying in itself, now factor in that the closest hospital to treat your child is about 200 miles away.

The Semper Fi Fund stepped in and made what could have been bankrupting for our family, a doable situation.

Through our Service Member and Family Support Program, we provided Bruce’s family with a ranged of assistance, including gas and food gift cards and automobile repairs so they could get Bruce to Phoenix for his treatments.

“The Semper Fi Fund made it so we could concentrate on our baby and his fight with leukemia. They helped take the major financial burden off of us. We can’t thank you enough!

This story was originally posted July 2017

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Semper Fi Fund’s veteran support programs are designed to provide the very best care and support at the time of injury or illness — if necessary, for a lifetime. We also have programs to provide assistance for Vietnam veterans.  If you support our mission and would like to get involved with the Fund (one of the nation’s top-rated veteran charities) we’d love to have you.