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A cancer diagnosis comes with dozens of questions but only one definite answer: that you will never have all the answers. As a family, this answer is frustrating and heartbreaking, but all the same motivating to try and eliminate this uncertainty and doubt.
Om's unpredictable roller-coaster journey since his initial diagnosis brought along multiple biopsies, surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy, side effects, and even a return of his tumor. The experience has been life shattering for the entire family, filled with a feeling of helplessness yet hope at the same time. It is our responsibility to help other families going through the same tough experiences and prevent any child in the future
from enduring the same pain and difficulties
We never could have imagined that a happy, healthy boy like Om would have to fight this battle. After all, there was no history of cancer in either side of his family tree. It is easy to think that you will never face an obstacle such as cancer because we tend to take our good fortune and good health for granted, but cancer can strike anyone at any time because science has not yet found a way to prevent it. This is why awareness, involvement, and contributions to the battle against cancer are so important; we need to do whatever we can to eliminate this menace and make even more progress in the battle against cancer. Any donation is a step towards more certainty, more reassurance, more efficient treatment options and eventually, eradicating cancer altogether.
The Om Memorial Fund will support programs and initiatives that bring smiles, positive attitudes, and the power of perseverance to school age children.
Om Memorial Fund will also provide financial and other assistance to children fighting cancer, as well as support education and research that help prevent or terminate childhood cancer. OMF will also establish a scholarship for the Monroe Township High School Class of 2022.