Don Schlattman saw how cancer affected his children after his wife, Laurie, succumbed to ovarian cancer. He realized that Laurie would have wanted to build their legacy around helping children affected by cancer.
The Laurie McKnight Schlattman and Bonnie Schlattman Endowment Fund for Supportive Care for Children Affected by Cancer helps children dealing with a parent’s cancer diagnosis. It provides resources for the end-of-life stage of the cancer journey, one the Schlattman family saw as under-resourced.
The Schlattmans’ endowment funds laptops used for video conferencing. This is often the only way children can see a parent going through treatment. It also provides children with “legacy kits”, which help them create keepsakes such as photo albums and fingerprint jewelry.
Don understands that his contribution to MD Anderson won’t heal patients. But it could very well help with the emotional healing of children coping with a devastating loss.
“Long after I’m gone, and even after my kids are gone, the funds from Laurie’s endowment will be there to help children affected by cancer,” Don says. “What better legacy to leave for eternity in Laurie’s name.”
You can establish an endowed fund for a minimum of $100,000.
Call 713-563-4084 for more information.