During Julia’s first round of radiation, we learned a lot about pediatric cancer families. Many families that we met were faced taking leave of absence to care for their children, impossible financial situations, and often job loss.
We recognized how fortunate we were because I had an employer who stood by us and allowed me to support my daughter without the fear of losing my job or benefits. It was Julia’s dream that we would somehow find a way to help these families.
Julia was born January 7, 2002. In 2014, at the age of 12 years old, she was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a terminal brain cancer.
Julia’s Star Childhood Cancer Foundation was created by Julia's parents, Alex and Lacy, and her sister, Jasmyn, to continue Julia's legacy of helping others.
Julia's Star Foundation, Inc is recognized as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code section 509(a) and has 501(c)(3) status. Donations to Julia's Star Foundation are deductible. Donors should consult their tax adviser for questions regarding deductibility. A copy of the Julia's Star Foundation, Inc determination letter is available upon request.
Sadly, the cancer came back with a vengeance and Julia lost her battle on January 14, 2016.
We decided to continue Julia’s legacy by helping other families affected by childhood cancer. Our family and friends rallied for us while we were fighting this beast. It is time for us to rally together and help other families going through this as well.
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With determination and a positive attitude, Julia fought valiantly throughout this journey. She always thought of how she could help others and how she could make them smile by acting silly.
On our way back home from her first round of radiation, we brainstormed about what we could do to help families that were also going through childhood cancer.