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In the meantime, we want to give you a little background on this North Carolina-based nonprofit and what it is doing for the community. According to the DTM website, the organization was founded in in remembrance of Megan Dean and Evline Thomas. These young girls had Hurlers Syndrome, which is a rare disease that affects enzymes in the body and for these girls required a bone marrow transplant during treatment. These girls, along with many other children with rare diseases, were medically fragile due to their condition. DTM provides families with medically fragile children emotional, spiritual, and physical support for those treated at Duke and UNC Hospital. Per the website, DTM serves “families with the highest level of need” who do not have access to additional resources available.
Tonight I was able to join my mom & sister @nikkishome in serving families at #UNC hospital through @dtmfoundation program called Comfort Cooks. Serving families of medically fragile children with hot home cooked meals! I’m so proud of them & the impact that #DTMfoundation is having on both UNC & Duke hospitals! #nonprofits #giveback #medicallyfragilechildren A photo posted by Summer Rae (@daniellemoinet) on
“We want to offer holistic support to enable the families to focus solely on their child’s treatment as we know that if the caregivers aren’t being supported then it is harder for them to support and advocate for their child. Their journey and experiences through their child’s treatment matters, and we aim to make it just a little bit easier in whatever ways we can,” the organization writes.
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