The mission of Kellsie’s Hope Foundation Inc., is to lighten the load of families that have children suffering from cancer by offering support for trips and gifts that might otherwise be unattainable to a child with cancer, as well as raising money and spreading awareness for childhood cancer research. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Elizabeth is California's First Wish Recipient
Kellsie's Hope was able to extend their wish granting to California for the first time!! Our first California wish recipient was Elizabeth who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at just 10 years old. When other kids were enjoying their childhood, Elizabeth was spending her childhood in the hospital enduring numerous treatments including chemotherapy.  At the age of 15, she relapsed which meant more hospitals, more treatment, and more procedures to address other health conditions that were side effects of treatment.  Elizabeth and her family were not able to create many fun childhood memories, so when Kellsie's Hope notified her at age 22 that her wish to go to Disneyland was being granted, everyone was excited. Elizabeth and her family stayed at Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel and enjoyed  both Disneyland Park and Disneyland Adventure Park for 4 days. Elizabeth shared, "It was definitely one of the best family vacations we’ve ever taken and is something we’ll always remember, we’re so grateful to Kellsie’s Hope for helping to make my wish come true they gave us a trip to cherish and remember".
Another first to share is Elizabeth's wish was the first wish granted by Kellsie's sister, Hannah, who is a nurse in the pediatric oncology department at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

Thank you Kellsie's Hope supporters for helping us spread our wish granting!!

Ellie's Virtual Wish

Nineteen year old Ellie wanted to see the Grand Canyon, Giant Redwoods and Sequoia. While her cancer limited her traveling, Kellsie’s Hope Foundation purchased a VR system for Ellie that allowed her to travel the globe in virtual reality. With her goggles, she was able to experience many places she wanted to go. Ellie was able to enjoy her virtual goggles for only a short time. Sadly, Ellie passed away shortly after receiving her wish, but her family shared that she enjoyed the experience.  Please remember Ellie and her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

Alex and His Sax

Alex was diagnosed with Ependymoma, a brain and spinal cord cancer that most often occurs in young children. The tumor was surgically removed and then Alex endured 6 weeks of radiation therapy. Thankfully, his last 2 MRIs have been clean of cancer.  Alex shared with Kellsie's Hope that he has been playing saxophone since 5th grade, primarily baritone sax, but he wanted a tenor sax so he could "get into playing jazz".  Kellsie's Hope granted Alex's wish. He can play sax while he studies biology at Truman State University.  Please join us in wishing Alex fun with his new saxophone and success as he continues his studies and preparing for veterinary school. 
Many thanks to everyone who supports Kellsie's Hope Foundation and our mission to grant wishes for kids and young adults like Alex.

Mark Your Calendars!!

We would love to see you at any and all of the Kellsie's Hope events this year. Don't forget to like us on facebook, too.

If you would like to sponsor, volunteer, donate time/items to any of the above events, please email Gail Marchbanks at  Everything Kellsie's Hope Foundation does is possible thanks to you!

Thank you for helping Kellsie's Hope Foundation continue to bring smiles to kids and their families who may be struggling with reasons to smile.

Thank You

Thank you for supporting Kellsie's Hope Foundation.  Kellsie's Hope Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 45-2623772.

Gail Marchbanks - Director
Kellsie's Hope Foundation

Find Us Online!

Hey, Facebook and Twitter lovers! Kellsie's Hope Foundation is now on social media!

Now you can join the conversation online to find out the latest news and catch up with what we're doing to help children with cancer and their families.

Simply like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with what's new for Kellsie's Hope Foundation and to support the cause!

Join us today! We can't wait to see you!


Join Kellsie's Krew!

Love to run? Want to raise money for a great cause? Kellsie's Hope is an approved charity through runDisney. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming runDisney events! 


October 31 - November 4: Disney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Disney World)


January 8-12: Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

February 20-23: Disney Princes Half Marathon Weekend (Disney World)

Not a runner? You can also become a Kellsie’s Krew supporter by donating to help one of our runners reach their goal!
Find out more information about these upcoming races right here and register today!