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Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation
This foundation provides support and assistance to single parents who are struggling the balance between their jobs and caring for their children.  
 
Bone Marrow Transplant Information Network
The Blood and Marrow Transplant Information Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of persons facing a bone marrow, blood stem cell or umbilical cord blood transplant. In addition to publications, they also offer patients and survivors emotional support.
 
Can Do
Can Do is an ability-focused website dedicated to helping all people develop a can-do attitude and approach to life no matter what the obstacle. The site offers stories, activities and resources to help create a better understanding and deeper appreciation of how people can overcome their challenges and reach their dreams by using their abilities and a can-do attitude. 
 
CancerCare
CancerCare is a national non-profit organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, including people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved.
 
Kristie’s Foundation
Kristie’s Foundation is a dedicated to providing support, assistance and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. The foundation’s focus is on end-of-life care for children and support for the families who love them.
 
Make a Wish Foundation
Make a Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions.
 
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
The shared vision of the CureSearch, National Childhood Cancer Foundation, and the Children’s Oncology Group is to reach the day when every child with cancer can be guaranteed a cure. Find information related specific to cancer type, treatment stage, and age group, as well as tips on navigating the healthcare system and how to get support. 
 
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
NCCS is the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization working on behalf of this country’s nearly 10 million cancer survivors and the millions more touched by this disease. Founded in 1986, NCCS continues to lead the cancer survivorship movement by educating those affected by cancer and speaking out on issues related to quality cancer care. 
 
Necessary Steps
The Visiting Nurses Association of Orange County offers bereavement support for families, children, adolescents and young adults.
 
Ronald McDonald House
The idea behind the Orange County Ronald McDonald House is simple: provide a comfortable and affordable home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. 
 
Starlight Children's Foundation
Starlight Children's Foundation  offers a variety of outpatient, hospital-based and Web resources that provide support for children and families - from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment. The foundation's programs aim to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families with others facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone.
  
The National Children’s Cancer Society
The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide.  The society serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. 
 
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
The Ulmand Cancer Fund for Young Adults offers a network of support services that addresses the unique needs of the young adult cancer population.  
 
Vital Options
Vital Options maintains an informative and user friendly website to help connect patients, their family members and friends to gather information and resources, as well as access to The Group Room radio show Internet simulcast.
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