The mission of the Anna Schindler Foundation is to support families that are battling childhood cancer in the Inland Northwest, as well as, raise money and awareness of childhood cancer. We fulfill our mission by aiding these families with meals cards when inpatient at the hospital, offsetting grocery, gas, car repair, and lodging expenses, we have even helped with burial costs.
It is a dream of the Anna Schindler Foundation also to provide temporary housing, Anna’s Homes, for pediatric oncology families who are from outlying areas but must stay in the area for treatment.
Anna Schindler was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) on January 27, 2010. She underwent chemotherapy, and on May 5 skilled surgeons removed 70% of her liver that contained a large tumor. Pathology reports came back that Anna had hepatoblastoma and yolk sac cancer. 1 in 1 million children suffer from hepatoblastoma – even rarer is a child with both.
Continue Anna’s story on her CaringBridge website.