In September, 2005, Anna Leigh Tomalis was diagnosed with a very rare tumor called “Embryonal Sarcoma of the Liver”. During long periods of treatment Anna and her family spent more time in the hospital than out. Anna’s Gift Foundation aims to help families alleviate some of the stress put on their children and siblings caused by long periods of illness which may bar them from doing the things they love most.
Anna’s Gift Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization that currently provides activities for hospitalized children and young adults and their families. In early 2014, we partnered with the Hershey Children’s Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and the Ronald McDonald House. Last year we provided $4,000 worth of tickets to Hershey Park, along with meal vouchers and game vouchers for the patients at the Hershey Medical Children’s Center. We also made over 400 activity kits for the older kids in the hospital.
While our volunteers and activity packs may only occupy a child or teen for an afternoon, those fleeting moments of joy will live forever in the memories of grieving families and friends. This foundation was inspired by a memory; the memory of a beautiful child named Anna. In this foundation, Anna lives on; positively impacting the lives of countless people through small but powerful moments of joy. Your donation will help to preserve Anna’s legacy and create new memories that will inspire others just as Anna has inspired us.