• Colon cancer: non-profits for adult travel wish

    Asked by melanomamama on Monday, May 20, 2013

    Colon cancer: non-profits for adult travel wish

    My cancer is melanoma, but I am asking for a friend who has late stage colon cancer, if anybody knows of a non-profit that helps adult cancer patients with bucket-list wishes for TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. She may not have much time during which she can still travel, and she wants to travel with her husband and her adopted Vietnamese child to see Vietnam. She has been doing personal fundraising for this project, but I wondered if anybody has a good resource for an agency that would help her family foot the bill.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      We had a blog post on this topic a few months ago. Look on page 6 of our blog at www.whatnext.com/blog and you will see a blog post titled Free Flights For Cancer Patients. There are several airlines listed there to start with. Someone else on the site may also have something extra to add.
      Good Luck with it.

      over 3 years ago
    • melanomamama's Avatar

      Thanks, Greg, but I can't get onto the page you referred me to. I saw the name Angel Flights in the heading, and I believe those are flights to help cancer patients get to treatments, but I am looking for a non-profit that will help with an adult's bucket-list wish to travel to Vietnam so her Vietnamese adopted child can see his home country before she dies. Please, if you or anyone has a specific suggestion, let me know. Otherwise, internet searching and fiddling around is difficult for me. I found one adult wish-granting charity, but they don't pay for foreign travel. Is there anything else out there specifically for foreign travel expenses for an adult with colon cancer and her child and her husband? Thanks again.

      over 3 years ago
    • raysmom's Avatar

      I'm not sure, specifically, but I have found several organizations to be extremely helpful along our journey so far. Please click on the link to my blog and the "HELPFUL WEBSITES" page for the links to all of the ones I have found so far. The list is a work in progress, so check back often and feel free to share the link. http://raymondmysunshinesmom2013.blogspot.com/

      over 3 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and this link is to a site that is like a make a wish for adults. I hope this helps. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.


      over 3 years ago
    • melanomamama's Avatar

      Thanks for all the replies. Dream Foundation won't pay for foreign travel. I'm still not zeroing in on what my friend needs for her trip to Vietnam. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.
      Constance Emerson Crooker

      over 3 years ago

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