AIM Strong, Inc. was created in loving memory of my son Israel and my nephew Abid, both of whom lost their battle with Fanconi Anemia, and in honor of my daughter Mariana, who continues in her fight. Abid, Israel and Mariana all had bone marrow transplants to treat the bone marrow failure caused by Fanconi Anemia.
The inspiration for this organization was born from our experiences during our son Israel's bone marrow transplant. We were required to temporarily relocate to be near his transplant center. Throughout our time away from home, we received support and assistance from family, friends, and other organizations. The seemingly simple act of receiving gift cards to help us with our day to day needs was such a blessing to our family. When we returned home after Israel's transplant was unsuccessful, I felt convicted. I wanted to help families who are experiencing the same trials that we went through.
To date, we have provided financial assistance in the form of gift cards to over 600 families of children undergoing bone marrow transplant.
Our Current Partners:
Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
Methodist Children's Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, Washington
Texas Children's Cancer & Hematology Center in Houston, Texas
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vannie E. Cook Children's Cancer & Hematology Clinic in McAllen, Texas