Since 2004, Heroes for Children has provided $7 million to over 7000 Texas families in need through our financial and social assistance programs. There is no other organization that provides direct and immediate assistance to families with such ease when it comes to restoring normalcy and bringing comfort through each family’s journey.

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Heroes for Children Board of Directors

Cindy Goodman Chair

Mandy Lu Ristow Vice Chair

Danielle DeWolf Secretary

Tracy Hennesy Treasurer

David Hancock Executive Director Ex Officio

John Crabb Director

Donya Davis Director

Steve Eckerman Director

Pablo Franco Director

Stan Goldman Director

Manny Gonzalez Director

Morgan Hallman Director

Larissa Linton Director

William Papadopoulos Director

Jackie Sheahan, Director

Randy Wilkins Director

Key Staff

Natalie Bruegger South Texas Program Manager

Jayse Nelson North Texas Program Manager

Amy Udell Grant Manager

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”  - John Bunyan

Our Mission

Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.


Our Vision

Our vision is that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.

Don't let cancer mess with our Texas kids!