Save Our Sick Kids Foundation
SOS Kids Foundation is an organization focused on outreach and education in support of sick children and their families struggling with secondary infections from compromised immune systems caused by cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The Johnson family learned about the great work being done by SOS Kids through Luke’s infectious disease doctor, Dr. Tempe Chen, at Miller Children’s Hospital. Luke battled many infections due to a severely compromised immune system, which resulted from his chemotherapy. Without Dr. Chen’s close, personal dedication to treating Luke’s fungal infection, Luke may not have been able to receive his bone marrow transplant, providing a shot at remission and, ultimately, four more precious months with his family.
One in ten kids with cancer will die from an infection. Dr. Chen is passionate about finding improved treatments and the great work being done by Dr. Thomas Walsh and SOS Kids Foundation.
Wilson High School Golf Team
Luke was an avid golfer and proud member of the Wilson High School Golf Team. In honor of Luke's passion for the game as well as his academic excellence, the Foundation will sponsor scholarships for graduating seniors.
Rally Foundation empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Rally operates as "philanthropic seed investors in the next great discovery and utilizes a dual peer review process that supports research at all stages, from the initial idea to clinical trial."
By partnering with Rally, we will be able to provide much-needed support for critical research to find cures for childhood cancers.