Our Warriors

Of The Allyson Whitney Foundation


To date, the Allyson Whitney Foundation has awarded $269,423 in Life Interrupted patient grants. Our Grant Committee reviews and verifies all applicants to assure your donation dollars are secure.

Meet Some of Our Warriors

“Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.” Robert Leighton

Alexis

Alexis

grant receiver Alexis

In Loving Memory. In the words of Drake, Alexis lived by the motto, YOLO (You Only Live Once).

Allie

Allie

grant receiver Allie

“My scars show pain and suffering, but they also show my strength to survive and get through this.”

Ally

Ally

grant receiver Ally

“In order to go through this, you need to have hope…”

Amber

Amber

grant receiver Amber

Andrew

Andrew

grant receiver Andrew

Angelica

Angelica

grant receiver Angelica

Bonnie

Bonnie

grant receiver Bonnie

Brandon

Brandon

grant receiver Brandon

Brittany

Brittany

grant receiver Brittany

Bryan

Bryan

grant receiver Bryan

Bryant

Bryant

grant receiver Bryant

Spring 2015 Recipient – “In April 2014, I developed severe pleurisy overnight. The next day, the doctors found a mass in between my heart and my lung. In June 2014, we received the news that I had germ cell cancer. I was only 28, and my wife and I were in shock. After 12 weeks of chemo, the doctors thought things were improving, but in October, we found out that the cancer had recurred. In November and December, I received high dose chemo with stem cell transplants. Unfortunately, I lost most of my hearing due to the toxicity of the chemo I received. Luckily for me, the Allyson Whitney Foundation was there to help me get hearing aids! The day I got them, it was raining and I was able to hear rain again for the first time in months. We are so grateful to the Allyson Whitney Foundation, not just for the grant, but for all their support!”

Cameron

Cameron

grant receiver Cameron

26- 2nd time cancer warrior. “Sometimes in life you have to make decisions for the long run and this isn’t the end of the rod for me.”  (Cameron’s thoughts & decisions before leg amputation)

Catherine

Catherine

grant receiver Catherine

Chelsea

Chelsea

grant receiver Chelsea

Cheers For Chelsea

Cindy

Cindy

grant receiver Cindy

34. Diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma, mother of 2. “I fight so I can take my life off hold. I fight becuase everyone else is fighting for me and it’d be a dam shame to disappoint them.”

Courtney

Courtney

grant receiver Courtney

SCCC sister

Cyle

Cyle

grant receiver Cyle

Cynthia

Cynthia

grant receiver Cynthia

Danielle

Danielle

grant receiver Danielle

Breast cancer triple negative. Pictured with her children thanking us- that says it all. 

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

grant receiver Elizabeth

Eileen

Eileen

grant receiver Eileen

Francisco

Francisco

grant receiver Francisco

Our super hero Francisco (34). After so much fighting, “All I want to be is normal, go to the movies and have a normal life.”

Keith

Keith

grant receiver Keith

Colon cancer angel with his wife Hayley

Jacob

Jacob

grant receiver Jacob

Pictured leaving the hospital with his socail worker, age 18. Battling renal Carcinoma since age 14…

Jazmine

Jazmine

grant receiver Jazmine

In Loving Memory. You never forget your first and our first grant recipient was Jazmine. We are honored that her team, ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ has joined us.

Jeff

Jeff

grant receiver Jeff

Spring 2015 Recipient

Jessie

Jessie

grant receiver Jessie

Jimmy

Jimmy

grant receiver Jimmy

Pictured with his prom date, as she visited him in the hospital.

Joe

Joe

grant receiver Joe

Josh

Josh

grant receiver Josh

Julie

Julie

grant receiver Julie

Kara

Kara

grant receiver Kara

Katie

Katie

grant receiver Katie

Lashunda

Lashunda

grant receiver Lashunda

Maria

Maria

grant receiver Maria

Breast cancer 33.

Meghan

Meghan

grant receiver Meghan

SCCC sister

Mitchell

Mitchell

grant receiver Mitchell

Olivia

Olivia

grant receiver Olivia

Randi

Randi

grant receiver Randi

Rayanne

Rayanne

grant receiver Rayanne

SCCC sister

Rebecca

Rebecca

grant receiver Rebecca

Rebekkah

Rebekkah

grant receiver Rebekkah

Rich

Rich

grant receiver Rich

Ron

Ron

grant receiver Ron

Sage

Sage

grant receiver Sage

Spencer

Spencer

grant receiver Spencer

Timeka

Timeka

grant receiver Timeka

grant receiver

Ahmon

Ahmon

grant receiver Ahmon

Charlie

Charlie

grant receiver Charlie

One of our littlest brave warriors.

Henry

Henry

grant receiver Henry

Hodgkins Lymphoma. traveled an hour and a half one way for treatment. “I will never take life for granted again.”

Jaylynn

Jaylynn

grant receiver Jaylynn

 “Who am I? On the outside I am a 20 year old, short, brunette mixed Norwegian & Guatemalan woman. But, on the inside, I am Jaylynn, who was diagnosed with a rae brain tumor…And everyday, I make a promise to myself to live better & stronger than yesterday.”

Mykayla

Mykayla

grant receiver Mykayla

18 year old college student relapsed with osteosarcoma. MeKayla’s mom said, “She always kept a smile on her face. She’s been a fighter since the beginning.”

Robbie

Robbie

grant receiver Robbie

33. Diagnosed Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma. Married, with one child & one due this past Dec. Fighting for himself and his family.

Stoney

Stoney

grant receiver Stoney

Life Interrupted Grants

The Pursuit of Hope


The heart of the organization is to award as many ‘Life Interrupted Grants™’ as we can to young adults, who are a historically underserved demographic. Ally’s pursuit was to give hope and to be recognized. The grants lend a supportive hand by shining a light in a dark time. Our wish is that our recipients hear the news “no evidence of disease” and continue on their path of life.

Other Initiatives

The Allyson Whitney Foundation supports several organizations whose missions and values align with ours. These organizations generally focus on researching rare cancers and/or offering care and support to those fighting cancer, such as the MD Anderson Cancer Center, to which we’ve donated $80,000 to date. Learn more about our partners and the amazing work they’re doing below.

The Allyson Whitney Foundation is standing with you.