- Providing non-medical support to children with cancer.
- In the trenches with the families.
- You promised.
- Renegades of cancer.
- Don’t be anybody, be somebody.
When Tom Mitchell’s daughter Shayla became sick and eventually passed away, he wondered why somebody didn’t do something about the horrors of children with cancer. Then he realized that he is somebody. Tom, also known as Tattoo Tom, founded StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation to provide non-medical supportive care to children with cancer and their families. They focus on the day-to-day, in-the-trenches types of needs that families may face, such as rent, gas and grocery cards, utilities, car and home repairs, and funeral costs.
Time-Stamped Show Notes
- [00:10] Welcome and introduction to Tom Mitchell, founder of StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation.
- [00:53] StillBrave’s mission.
- [02:45] Why cancer assistance is so underfunded.
- [07:58] He’s not doing this for his daughter, he’s doing it for yours.
- [11:07] The birth of StillBrave.
- [13:38] Ways to get involved with StillBrave.
- [18:56] Common misconceptions about Tom and StillBrave.
- [21:00] How does he do it? How do you not?
- [23:23] The common denominator.
- [24:35] Tom’s hat.
- [26:53] Self-care.
- [29:15] On the horizon.