Making Headway Foundation was established in 1996 by a small group of parents--Maya and Edward Manley and Clint Greenbaum--whose own children had undergone treatment for brain tumors. They found that traditional hospital-based medical programs failed to provide essential humanistic services that enabled a child to reintegrate physically and emotionally with his or her family, school and peer groups. The founders of Making Headway wished to provide other families with what they had found wanting--even with the finest medical care. Making Headway was conceived as having three main components:
Support at the Hospital
A Partnership with NYU Langone Medical Center
Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Research and Cure.
Mission: To provide care, comfort and a cure to children with brain and spinal tumors through various programs offered in NY, NJ and CT while funding cutting edge scientific research toward better treatments and a cure.
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