The Mitchell Bays Turner Pediatric Fund was established in 2012 to honor my son, Mitchell, who at age 3 months was diagnosed with a rare form of Infant Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia. Mitchie, as he was affectionately called, died just weeks after his second birthday from liver and kidney failure caused by the chemotherapy and antibiotic medications he took to fight his disease.
Mitchell’s Fund supports the social needs — such as utility bills and mortgage payments — of families with children facing the crisis of life threatening pediatric illnesses. The heart of Mitchell’s Fund is pediatric cancer, but the Fund also supports families grappling with mental health illness, sickle-cell anemia, extreme prematurity, chronic diseases and more.
One hundred percent of all contributions to the Fund are used to pay for living expenses, counseling services and travel for families of very sick children. When a child is sick, life goes on in many ways. Mitchell’s Fund’s mission is to alleviate some of the financial stress parents face so they can focus 100% of their energy on caring for and being with their sick child.
Founder and Chairman