Julia’s Star Childhood Cancer Foundation was created by the parents and sister of Julia Passos, to continue her legacy of helping others. At the age of 12 years old, Julia was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a terminal brain cancer. With determination and a positive attitude, she fought valiantly throughout this journey and always thought of how she could help others and make them smile by being silly.
During Julia’s first round of radiation, we learned a lot about pediatric cancer families. On our way back home, we brainstormed about what we could do to help families like us; where parents have to take leave of absence to care for their children. We recognized how fortunate we were because I have an employer who stood by us and allowed me to support my daughter without the fear of losing my job (benefits). Many families that we met were faced with impossible financial situations and job loss.It was Julia’s dream that we would somehow find a way to help these families.
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 to help others.
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