It all started when we heard the words, “your daughter has cancer”.
After 10 months as a healthy infant, Claire Elliot Parker suddenly became very ill with Infantile Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Within 3 days, we had traveled to 3 different hospitals with only the clothes on our backs. We were left scared and completely unprepared for what was ahead. The next 10 months Claire went through chemotherapy, harsh treatments, remission, relapse, and finally, her complete healing into the arms of Jesus.
In 2015, shortly after launching the Foundation, we welcomed our son Derek Michael Parker into the world. He is an energetic, loving child who shows glimpses of his sister Claire every day. In 2017, his baby sister Sarah Jordan Parker was born. They will never know how much healing they have brought our family.
While our family continues without Claire here, we are all devoted to sharing the blessing she was for us.
About the Foundation
What began as a small project to support Duke Hospital, is now being adopted by children’s hospitals across the United States.
Claire’s 20 months of life strengthened our faith and determination to serve a greater purpose. Since her passing, it has been our driving passion to share the bright light and love that Claire brought those around her. We will continue to tell Claire’s story, while reaching out and caring for families in the midst of their own battles.
With God’s blessing and your support, we can deliver a Care Box into the hands of every family fighting pediatric cancer in the United States as soon as they walk through the hospital doors. They do not have to walk alone.