Ryan Lamantia was a 6 year old superhero who died from a rare malignant brain tumor and entered heaven’s gates on September 8, 2005.
Family and friends formed this non-profit 501(c)3 public charity in April of 2007, to help win the fight against pediatric brain tumors. All board members are volunteers, we do not get paid for our time and efforts in helping children.
Our mission is carried out by the following goals of our organization:
1. Raising awareness and educating the public on pediatric brain tumors.
2. Funding pediatric brain tumor research through Lurie Children’s Falk Brain Tumor Center.
3. Funding new technology that will improve the overall chance for survival and lessen the side affects.
4. Providing gas and grocery gift cards to families of children with cancer at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
5. Filling the playrooms and toy chests on the cancer floor with toys. Handing out brand new toys to children with cancer at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
“A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tried to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people.”
We rely on public donations and support to reach our goal of curing childhood brain tumors and helping families of needy children. Please help us make our dream a reality and donate today. No donation is too small or big.
One day our children will have a successful outcome by winning the battle against brain tumors via treatments that avoid, long-term side affects.