About Keira Grace Foundation
Over the past 30 years, the treatment of children's cancer has improved dramatically and many forms are considered curable. But this is not the case for 80 percent of the world's children who live in poverty stricken countries where cancer is often a death sentence. Keira Grace Foundation focuses on taking proven cancer treatment to developing nations where the most impact can be made, changing the trajectory of survival rates by more than 400 percent.
Keira Grace Foundation is the only family foundation bringing cancer treatment to developing nations.
Who We Serve
Modern cancer treatment should be accessible to all children, regardless of where they live. For this reason, Keira Grace Foundation directs its efforts to children diagnosed with cancer in developing countries where survival rates hover near 20 percent. In just a few short years, those rates can be raised to 80 percent.
In the spring of 2003, Drs. Michael and Eileen Lauzardo were faced with an unprecedented life situation. After their infant daughter, Keira, survived major open heart surgery for a congenital heart defect, more tragedy struck. Both their son, Ryan, and Keira, simultaneously were diagnosed with two different types of leukemia. Ryan survived his cancer but 17-month-old Keira did not. It is this experience that propelled the Lauzardos to form Keira Grace Foundation.