While we have enjoyed the opportunity to serve children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses and their families over the past few years, we are in the process of winding the organization down. This was a wonderful way to serve others while honoring Cooper. The Houston area is an amazing, charitable community with many great causes. Because there are so many worthwhile charities to support, it can be difficult for small, volunteer-run non-profits to gain traction in the community. We have found that to be true. For those who donated this year, your funds will be distributed in a manner consistent with the Foundation’s mission.
As the holiday season approaches, we pray that you will find a way to put some additional kindness into the world by reaching out and supporting those around you in need. You can do this in many ways; it does not necessarily mean writing a check. You can bring a meal, ask if someone needs a ride, or simply call and let someone know you care. Thank you all for supporting us in this endeavor over the past few years, and thank you for the love and support you showed while Cooper was alive.
The Cooper Warren Pediatric Palliative Care Foundation
Our mission is to raise money for and support pediatric palliative care and hospice programs in the Houston area. By doing so, we endeavor to help Houston area medical institutions and providers develop, sustain, and enrich these programs for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families. We aim to lift some of the burdens weighing on these precious pediatric patients and their families by helping to make first class care accessible, providing comfort, easing pain, and maximizing quality of life.
We are shifting our focus, consistent with our stated mission, to have a more direct impact on children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses and their families. Our current and ongoing goal will be assisting children receiving palliative or hospice care and their families by meeting specific needs of individual patients. This may be done through donations, whether monetary or otherwise, as the needs of specific patients are conveyed to us by local pediatric palliative care and hospice providers. In so doing, we aim to alleviate some of the burdens on these children and their families, while at the same time filling funding gaps within these pediatric palliative care and hospice programs to meet specific needs of individual patients. Some examples of needs we may meet on a discretionary basis include, but shall not be limited to, fulfilling “last wishes” of patients, funeral expenses, fuel expenses for hospital visits, providing medical equipment, and other financial assistance. By concentrating on one ongoing goal, rather than short-term and long-term goals, we hope to increase the number families we are able to reach with our charitable efforts.
We will also continue our mobile library program as a way to enrich the lives of the patients and their families.
Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, October 25, 2019
About the Foundation
The Cooper Warren Pediatric Palliative Care Foundation is a nonprofit corporation organized in Texas and is a qualifying Internal Revenue Code Section 501(C)(3) exempt organization.
Founded in late 2015 by April Warren, Cooper Warren Pediatric Palliative Care Foundation is a way for the Warrens to honor the memory of their son, Cooper.