A Miracle Foundation is Born From Film!
Updated: Sep 12
The goal of the Miracle at Manchester Foundation to connect every hospitalized child with their friends, family and school, enabling them to cope with the separation during long-term treatment for cancer.
The foundation was created by Brycen Newman who at age 15 was diagnosed with medulloblastoma – a very aggressive and fast-growing brain cancer. Brycen miraculous survived and now his passion to help other kids dealing with cancer is his top priority.
This year over 16,000 children and adolescents ages 0 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Brycen explains that each of these kids will have several things in common, “Of course it’s dealing with the cancer and the treatments but the one thing so often overlooked is the boredom cancer patients endure during long hospitalization.”
That’s why the Miracle at Manchester Foundation has divided its efforts into three programs to help enrich the lives of children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. They call their programs the THREE C’s.
Here the Foundation will distribute laptop computers, tablets, iPod Touch and other Wi-Fi ready electronics suited to serve pediatric patient undergoing long-term treatment. All of our electronics are interactive and internet-ready; designed to help a child find the connection and diversion they need.
Here the Foundation will organize celebrity appearances to pediatric cancer hospitals across America. These visits will not only be designed to brighten up the day but provide a much-needed diversion to help children cope with the emotional and physical hardships of long term, debilitating treatment.
A more generic program that aims at recruiting local volunteers to help us in our mission to support children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Here we wish to build a network where individuals can use their own unique talents, skills and experiences to help.
The Miracle at Manchester Foundation was named from a new feature film starring actors Dean Cain, Eddie McClintock, Ernie Hudson and Joe Estevez. The film is based on Brycen Newman’s battle with cancer and echoes the THREE C’s throughout.
“The film is a blueprint for the foundation along with ideas to what people can do to help these kids. This project goes far beyond making an entertaining film, it’s about benefiting the lives of kids, kids just like me,” Brycen said.
Along with preparing to shoot the film, the Foundation is beginning its efforts on finding sponsorship for its initial project. The Miracle at Manchester Cast at Rady’s Hospital Event will be scheduled during the filming of the movie Miracle at Manchester. Here we hope to gift 25 computers and/or tablet to kids to the pediatric cancer center at Rady Children's Hospital. The fundraising goal is $7,500.
To learn more visit: https://www.manchesterfoundation.org/