The establishment of the Robert F. Terry Jr. Foundation was inspired by the compelling story of Robert “Bobby” Terry, an eight-year-old boy from Walpole, Massachusetts. In December of 2000, shortly before his third birthday, Bobby was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Over six years of chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation and countless hospital stays, Bobby, his parents, and his three younger siblings showed resilience beyond most people’s imagination.
Like most families with children suffering from brain tumors, Bobby endured the physical effects of his brain tumor, but his entire family shared in its impact.
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Each year The holidays are a special time of year for everyone; but precious time in the lives of families with sick children. Over the years we have become acutely aware of the financial strain that befalls the families of children battling brain tumors; and costly holiday extras like presents and celebrations are often not possible. Christmas was Bobby's favorite time of year and the time when his joyful spirit shone brightest. Our mission at the Robert F. Terry Jr. Foundation is to continue to the joy Bobby brought to the world. So many charities collect toys and specific items to be donated to families. We think it's important for the parents to still have the joy of going out and selecting what they want to buy, or purchasing what they need which is why we've opted to provide American Express gift cards in the amount of $500 to each family. We want the family to have the flexibility to get what they need to make their most precious gift, the gift of time together, the most special for their child this year.
Every child deserves the joy of Christmas. Please help us continue the joy Bobby brought to the world by supporting these families this holiday season. Donate Now
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