Help for Our Hero, Jaxson!
When we started The Peter Powerhouse Foundation we identified our mission: “To improve the lives of kids with cancer” by making gifts to the facilities that treat them, at that time we hadn’t considered that our schools are a facility that play a big role in the care and treatment of cancer kids. We are humbled by the amount of funds that our school teachers and support staff send to PPHF on a regular basis!
We were honored when teachers at Oak Ridge Elementary School, Harleysville contacted us for help meeting some comfort and safety issues for one of their own “Powerhouse” students. They made a simple request for some beanbag style furniture so their student would we safe and comfortable in the classroom. The amazing fourth-grader in need was familiar to us; Jaxson has been working on our blood drive campaign for the past year. He’s been battling brain cancer for most of his life and the advancing disease was making the classroom a challenge for him.
We listened to their request, considered future needs of Jaxson and his classmates and the next morning delivered a variety of Yogibo pieces, in blue and (his favorite) green. His needs in three areas of the school were considered and teachers and classmates were thrilled to find him, safely, back on the carpet for morning meeting.
We are grateful for the opportunity to support Jaxson! If you’d like to show your support for Jaxson and his family please join us in painting the town green. Please place a GREEN, ribbon, bow or balloons on your mailbox, trees or lampposts. Take a photo and post it on our Facebook page with the comment “We stand with Jaxson” and #gogreenforjaxson.
We appreciate the financial support that our community has entrusted us with. We’re the Peter Powerhouse Foundation and we’re uniquely qualified to improve the lives of kids with cancer.