Heroes for Children was founded in memory of Taylor Anne Brewton and Allison ‘Allie’ Leigh Scott, who both passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
In October 2004, Larissa Linton (Taylor’s mom) and Jenny Scott (Allie’s mom) met, soon after the death of Jenny’s daughter Allie. The need for a more comprehensive organization became evident to Co-Founders Larissa and Jenny after they recounted not only the devastating effects of childhood cancer during their daughters’ treatments, but also the blessings they each received from their community. Unfortunately, they each saw many other families struggling without the aid and care of others. Families were losing their homes, having their electricity shut off, and struggling to make everyday payments. It was through the desire of these two moms to serve other families battling childhood cancer that Heroes for Children was formed.