The Mission of the Sadie Keller Foundation
"I know how hard it is to fight cancer as a child, first hand. My mission for the Sadie Keller Foundation is to put a smile on the faces of children fighting cancer all over the country, and remind them to keep fighting by giving them special gifts, to raise awareness for childhood cancer, and to make a HUGE impact."
- Sadie Keller, age 11
"Together we can make a difference!"
Sadie with President Trump for the Bill signing of the STAR Act.
Click the photo below to view full video of the event.
Original White House Photo by Shealah Craighead
In 2015, Sadie was talking to her oncologist about whether Santa came to the hospital on Christmas. She was concerned Santa wouldn't be able to find the children in the hospital. Since 2015, with your generosity, Sadie's Sleigh has delivered over 25,000 toys to Children's hospitals in Dallas/Ft. Worth, providing gifts to children who are in the hospital fighting cancer on Christmas Day.
Children fighting cancer endure countless months and years of hospital stays and painful, exhausting treatments. Being discharged from long hospital stays and/or completing treatments are monumental accomplishments for these courageous kids. Milestone gifts are larger gifts that celebrate how proud we are of these kids who are fighting every single day for their lives.
When Sadie learned a meager 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to study pediatric cancer, she was disgusted. Her vision is a movement to increase awareness of childhood cancer so more research dollars will be allocated to help save these fearless fighters. Sadie has lobbied in Washington D.C., made nationally televised YouTube videos, and is a public speaker and advocate.
After Sadie was diagnosed, she was in the hospital for over a month and it was tough on the family. Because of this time, we saw a need that was, and is not easily thought about. A need for a good meal and a need for help with the many trips back and forth to the hospital. Our Parents Packs will include Uber Eats and gas cards to help fulfill these needs, along with other coupons and gift cards.