Michael Stanley Child Life Fund

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Michael named Child Ambassader for Iroquois Steeplechase 2014

Visit Michael's CaringBridge website to follow his most recent battle with cancer

Michael Stanley was diagnosed with a very rare childhood cancer at age 4 in 2005.  After facing extensive surgery to remove a 10-pound tumor, 48 weeks of chemotherapy and 33 days of radiation, we are ecstatic to report that he is cancer free. His parents were so touched by Michael’s doctors and the outstanding staff at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt that they wanted to do something to show our gratitude.  The Child Life Services Program served as the perfect opportunity for us to develop an endowment fund to support this program that touches every child and every family. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital includes the family as an essential element of a child's treatment plan. The Child Life Services Program is a major component the family-centered approach, providing education about diagnoses to patients and their siblings through methods of developmental play.   

Michael's parents began The Michael Stanley Child Life Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, with a lead gift of $25,000 and started an annual fundraiser to continue to build the fund. 




The Michael Stanley Fund for Children’s Hospital is a component Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a 501 (c) 3 organization serving 720 charitable funds. -  3833 Cleghorn Avenue, Suite 400 • Nashville, TN 37215 • 615.329.4939 • www.cfmt.org