Devoting one’s life to helping others is a most incredible feat. And it takes on a different level when the root of this decision comes from a personal tragedy. Today’s guest, Terrie Magro, had two healthy sons, both of whom were diagnosed with different cancers during childhood, one passing away just eight weeks after being diagnosed.
Terrie and her husband Paul chose to honor their son’s legacy, creating the Michael Magro Foundation, to help other families going through similar experiences.
I am absolutely honored she agreed to chat with me, and what her family has created is truly astounding. The Magro family is an incredible example of living the idea that anyone can make a difference if they try--and they go above and beyond.
Listen to fill your heart, to find new ways to help your community, and to be inspired by this remarkable family.
The Mission of the Michael Magro Foundation, from their website:
- Better the lives of children with cancer, pediatric cancer survivors, and their families as well as other chronic pediatric illnesses by helping these families meet the complex issues of care.
- Touch thousands of lives by educating patients, families, teachers, physicians, and communities about the intricacies of pediatric cancer care and long-term treatment effects
- Enhance the health and well being of our pediatric patients through a family-centered approach.
- Bring people together to raise funds and awareness for children with cancer and other chronic illnesses.
You can find out more as well as donate to the Michael Magro Foundation here: michaelmagrofoundation.com
We need all the good news we can get.
This brings me to Some (More) Good News, featuring mini interviews with people following passions, even if that means leaving behind a potentially more comfortable career path, and helping others along the way. (Shout-out to #JohnKrasinski for inspiring this whole thing in the first place!)
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