About Us

Only a few years ago we thought cancer was a disease that only affected adults…we were so wrong! We had no idea that so many children were suffering as a result of this horrible disease. On May 16, 2000, our world collapsed and we entered the very real and very terrifying world of pediatric cancer. The low-grade temperature we thought was the result of a springtime cold was actually Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive childhood tumor. Just over two years later, on October 19, 2002 we lost our beautiful son.

Jon’s tragic death was the beginning of a crusade for us. Witnessing Jon’s strength and courage throughout his illness has empowered us to develop this program. At Jonathan’s Hope, we don’t believe any family should experience financial exhaustion as a result of a catastrophic illness such as childhood cancer. We exist to help offset the overwhelming costs associated with a chronically ill child. 

Although we primarily focus our attention on children living or receiving treatment in West Virginia, we believe its important to make a difference in the life of every child fighting cancer.

Since its inception in December 2002, Jonathan’s Hope has lent support to more than 300 families with a child battling cancer. Through our family support program we have provided support for housing, grocery, gasoline, telephone, and car repair expenses as well as purchased clothing and special toys for childhood cancer patients.

We envision a world where children are not affected by a cancer. However until that day arrives, Jonathan’s Hope is committed to sparing families and children the fears, anger, isolation and financial struggles associated with the treatment of this disease.