Message from the Founders

Mitchell and Brad Thorp

Our Mission: Supporting families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders, by providing financial, emotional and resource support to their desperate situation.

Our Purpose: While we cannot cure a child, we can help the families endure, and soften their heartbreaking journey; thereby bringing relief, hope and a sense of normalcy in the home environment.

From Our Hearts

Through our own personal journey with our dear son, Mitchell, we know firsthand the heartache that parents face, when their child is diagnosed with a critical illness. After our ordeal, we never thought that we would or could form a non-profit, but we believe, we were directed by a higher calling. As we were mourning our son's death GOD was caring for us along the way. We now look back, and see so clearly, the fingerprints of GOD all over this foundation and the families we serve. Through His strength and grace, we can now humbly say that we have helped a great number of families. Since our founding in 2009, we have discovered that 78% of families, whose child is diagnosed with a critical illness, experience divorce or separation; and the stress will test these families beyond their endurance, often bankrupting them financially, emotionally and physically.

However, when communities of willing and giving hearts come together, miracles DO happen. This has been our experience and the experience of our Foundation. Our MTF families do not want pity; they just need a helping hand in a time of crisis. We encourage our families, by letting them know they are not alone, and by giving them hope that there are good people, who really care.

Please join the MTF family and our incredible volunteers by getting involved. It will not only change for the better the children and the families we serve, but yours in the process. Share in our journey of giving hope to them and truly make a difference.

Scripture of Strength that Mitchell loved and lived by

Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you, be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."