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Non-profit helping pediatric cancer families connect

Published: Apr. 18, 2018 at 7:36 PM EDT
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A foundation that helps families bridge the gap for families in life post-pediatric cancer treatment is now helping families in Morgantown.

The Walking Miracles Foundation has donated 10 Apple iPads to children undergoing cancer treatment at WVU Medicine Children's.

The devices give caregivers and survivors a tool to help navigate treatment and the next steps of getting back to their lives once treatment is over.

In addition to being a key resource, they are also a source of entertainment for patients along with a way to connect with family and friends.

"The tablet was created to help track the journey and treatment side effects and to help with health education, resources, and referral networks," Brett Wilson, founder of the Walking Miracles Foundation, said.

The donation was made possible with the help of the Shentel Corporation/Sprint in Teays Valley.

Wilson, who is a two-time pediatric cancer patient started the Walking Miracles Foundation to help other families understand life after treatment and some of the challenges that come along with it.

The organization has also donated tablets to patients through the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation.