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After loss, parents turned grief into foundation

After loss, parents turned grief into foundation

Posted On: February 17, 2017

In 2008, Brad and Beth Thorp buried their 18-year-old son, Mitchell, after an excruciating five-year medical odyssey that maxed out their insurance, emptied their bank account and led them to specialists all over the country. But during those black-cloud years, the Carlsbad couple said there was a silver lining. Friends and strangers organized a 2006 walk-athon that raised $70,000 the family used to pay down medical bills. It was a gift the Thorps never forgot. Just nine months after they los...

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Pillars of Hope to Honor Medical Professsionals

Pillars of Hope to Honor Medical Professsionals

Posted On: September 20, 2014

Brad & Beth Thorp lost their 18 year old son Mitchell to an undiagnosed illness nearly six years ago. For five years, the family searched for answers, and when the community learned of their story it offered support. Since then the Thorps have given back to the community through the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, which supports families with children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders....

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Pillars of Hope Charity Event Rancho Santa Fe

Pillars of Hope Charity Event Rancho Santa Fe

Posted On: September 1, 2014

The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) held its inaugural event on September 6, 2014 at Cielo Village in Rancho Santa Fe, the event is devoted to the families the foundation helps support and the dedicated doctors, educators, practitioners and therapist who give not only their time but also go above and beyond in helping families in the San Diego Region. The evening was filled with elegant food, hosted bar, live music and New York Style Runway Fashion Show....

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Changing Lives

Changing Lives

Posted On: July 7, 2014

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Helping Others One Step At a Time

Helping Others One Step At a Time

Posted On: February 1, 2014

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