Meg McElwain and Frank Turner, III, established The Mitchell Bays Turner Pediatric Fund in 2012 in honor of their son, Mitchell, who was diagnosed whenhewas 3 months old with a rare form of Infant Acute LymphocyticLeukemia. “Mitchie,” as he was affectionately called, died justweeks after his second birthdayfrom liver and kidney failure caused by the chemotherapyand antibiotic medications he took to fight the disease.
Cancer is a big disease for children to have to fight.It was too big for Mitchell.
Mitchell’sFund serves as a way to support families in need that are facing challengingpediatric diagnoses and helps address the need for education andadvocacy to the community at large on what these families face and how to support them.
Mitchell Bays Turner Pediatric Fund Advisory Board
Harmon Bays Ken Cobb
Frank Turner, III Maelyse McElwain Webb