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Keaton Raphael Memorial


 

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Why We Exist: When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the battle begins. Lives are completely flipped upside down. Traveling back and forth to hospitals, staying in hotel rooms, and eating on the road all become the new normal. Often times jobs are lost and incomes cut putting even more strain on an already stressful situation. Keaton Raphael Memorial’s goal is to care for the family by providing resources they need to stay afloat financially and emotionally during this trying time. How We Help: Our Family Navigator Program provides families with information, resources and education necessary to navigate the complexities of their childhood cancer journey. One of the many programs, a ‘HOPE Chest’ filled with educational resources, financial assistance and gifts for all family members, helps with the anxiety induced by a cancer diagnosis. If a child loses their fight, the family receives a handmade memory box with grieving resources. Who We Serve: Keaton Raphael Memorial has grown into an invaluable resource for thousands of children and families in Northern California, primarily El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, and San Joaquin counties. Many referrals come from pediatric oncology unit staff at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sutter Memorial, Kaiser Permanente Roseville, Children Hospital Oakland and Kaiser Permanente Oakland. We also receive direct calls from parents, relatives and friends of families seeking help.
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