Our History

Heroes for Children was founded in memory of Taylor Anne Brewton and Allison ‘Allie’ Leigh Scott, who both passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

TaylorTaylor On November 26, 2001, Taylor passed away at just 4 years old after enduring 11 months of cancer treatment. Taylor’s family started a non-profit organization called Taylor’s Angels in her memory to provide financial assistance to families with children battling cancer.
TaylorAllie Four years later, on September 13, 2004, Allison Leigh Scott, better known as Allie to all that loved her, passed away from the same disease as Taylor at the tender age of 8 months and 27 days. She had endured three rounds of chemotherapy, 80 blood transfusions, and a stem cell transplant.
Jenny and Larissa
Jenny (left) and Larissa (right)

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.