1. Managing Director
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MISSION STATEMENT:
To provide financial support to Vermontand New York  families enduring pediatric cancer.
To promote the implementation of creative writing in schools.
    
Storm: A high school student diagnosed with leukemia in the summer of 2017, Storm has had many ups and downs in his cancer fight - low blood counts that require transfusions and temporary paralysis of one side of his body due to chemotherapy toxicity, to name a few. The foundation sent a grant to help offset medical costs. as well as helping to organize a fundraiser with the Vermont volleyball community which raised over $700 for Storm and his family. You will get on that volleyball court very soon, my friend. Keep fighting and staying #stormstrong!
Cole: A Vivacious 13 year old, Cole is fighting Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, which recently progressed, so the foundation helped keep the fighting spirit alive by providing financial support as the family stays in and out of the hospital. Keep up your energy Cole!
Estella: Diagnosed with Alveola Soft Part Sarcoma in the Spring of 2017, Estella has had to endure 5 weeks of radiation to prep her body for surgery at Boston's Children's Hospital. The foundation's grant is helping the family pay for general living expenses. We all have our fingers crossed for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for Estella!
Kassijo:  At 16 years of old, Kassijo is fighting Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The foundation's grant is helping the family with much needed financial assistance since his mother lost her job due to her need to take care of her son.
Emmett: At only 5 months of age, Little Emmett is just going with the flow. It is his family that is facing the reality and trying to make Emmett's life as normal as possible, while undergoing multiple treatments for neuroblastoma. The foundation was able to make a donation to the family to help with general living expenses while they commute bewtween home, Boston's Children's Hospital, and the University of Vermont Health Center.Bigs hugs to you Emmett!
Delaney: A high school student fighting bone cancer, Delaney is one tough girl! The foundation has helped the family with general living expenses while Delney goes through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Stay strong Delaney!
Gracee: Gracee is fighting Low Thalamic Astrocytoma and unfortunately, recent MRI scans revealed new areas of tumor growth. Her mother and step father are by her side at all times and do not receive sick time. A donation from our foundation will help to cover a few of their expenses. Keep fighting Gracee!
Xavier: Xavier and his mother have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House because of his frequent hospital visits to treat his Hodgkins Disease. We donated money to help cover some of their living expenses. Keep fighting Xavier!
Leandre: Leandre is a 15 year old who is fighting leukemia. He has had one relapse, undergone a bone marrow transplant, and is now having to get various treatments for Host vs Graft Disease. We donated money to the family to help pay for their electrical bill. Stay strong Leandre!

Garett: Garett is 11 years old and is fighting leukemia. He has to receive high doses of chemotherapy which involves many hospital stays. The Emily M Lyman Foundation gave his family money to help pay the household bills. Always look for that silver lining Garett!

Rowan: Rowan is an 8 year old girl fighting Wilm's Tumor. She has undergone chemotherapy and will also be receiving radiation as part of her treatment plan. We wrote a check to help Rowan's mom pay for heat during this past winter. Keep smiling Rowan!

Devin: At the age of 15, Devin is fighting leukemia. Traditional chemotherapy did not work for him so he underwent a bone marrow transplant in December 2014. Because Devin's mother has had to stop working to care for her son, the Emily M Lyman Foundation is helping the family pay some of their bills.Stay tough Devin!

Drew: Drew has spent the past year in Boston Children's Hospital recovering from a bone marrow transplant and severe Graft vs Host Disease. The Emily M Lyman Foundation has sent the family money to help pay for their many bills. (Both parents have stopped working to care for Drew.)
 
Dustin: Dustin is 17 years old and is fighting Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma. He has to be hospitalized every other week for chemotherapy treatments which impact how much his mother can work.The Emily M Foundation has sent money to help offset some of the family's bills. Stay positive Dustin!
 

“It felt so gratifying to write the checks to the families mentioned above. Emily would be happy to know that we are helping others financially, emotionally, and intellectually, all in her honor. With each donation comes a printed out writing piece of Emily’s - thus spreading her vibrant words far and wide.” 
  
                                                                                Monica Lyman (Emily’s mom)
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Emily
The Emily M Lyman Foundation hopes to gives both intellectual and spiritual light, through writing workshops, author's visits, and Emily's many wonderful  writing pieces.
The Emily M Lyman Foundation strives to make the lives of families coping with pediatric cancer more cheerful and bright through monetary contributions.
Emily enlightend our world with her intellectual curiosity and her positive outlook on life. She had an impact on everyone she met. Her determination and insight were contagious. We continue to learn from her.