We Continue to Help Those in Need!
On May 19, 2014, Baby Jackson Silva, 3 months old was diagnosed with SMA, SMA is the number one genetic killer of children under the age of two. It is an often fatal disease that destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control, and even swallowing. There are 4 types of SMA. Jackson has the most severe form of SMA.
There are many physical effects of SMA that affect and diminish quality of life. There is no known cure.
Outwardly little Jackson looks perfect, and in our eyes he is. However, he is unable to move his little arms and legs. He has difficulty in holding his head up. He cannot reach out to touch the face of his loving parents. What should be a time of joy is instead filled with doctors, decisions and detours.
Jackson’s family believes in miracles and they are hopeful for a divine intervention. Meanwhile, as we deal with this disease, we need to take Jackson’s ongoing care into consideration. Baby Jackson will require 365 day 24/7 care. The family is looking at astronomical out pocket expenses and his mom and dad’s income will be significantly lower as they both are caring for Baby Jackson
On July 8, 2014, The Weber Foundation gave a grant to Baby Jackson’s family in the amount of $13,333.00. This grant is to help with traveling expenses for treatment, medical procedures, medical equipment and medication.
Jackson’s Guardian Angel is his grandfather, Dave Silva.
|"The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands Inc" is a non-profit public charity founded in October 2000. The foundation provides direct financial assistance to individuals and families facing life-threatening illnesses or other catastrophic situations. Our goal is to help as many people as possible and not limit the Foundation to a particular cause or specific illness. We help those who have fallen through the cracks and have nowhere else to turn.|
The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands, Inc. is a non-profit public charity organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
Financial Information is readily accessible at GUIDESTAR, The National Data Base of Nonprofit Organizations.
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| |Elizabeth Weber and The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands recipient of the 2009 George Washington Medal of Honor presented by the Bay State Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, PA on November 6, 2009
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Any and all donations are appreciated. With your assistance we can continue helping those who are in dire need. You can call email the Foundation office if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors appoints new Board Member and General Counsel, Pam Witowski.
|Due to the overwhelming amount of grants we receive, we must limit our Grants to people in the Northeast Region only at this time.|
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Elizabeth Weber, Founder and President
In 1992, while serving as Contract Administrator for the City of Boston Law Department, Elizabeth found a powerful home-based business. She became an Independent UnFranchise® Owner with Market America, Inc. and successfully built an ongoing income in excess of one million dollars per year while helping many others achieve their financial success. With her new prosperity, Elizabeth’s passion for helping people in need who cannot help themselves has become a reality. Elizabeth has devoted her time, energy, and heart to “The Weber Foundation of Helping Hands Inc.” since she founded the charitable organization in October 2000.
The foundation has issued more than 350 grants, totaling over $800,000. To date all administrative costs have been donated or underwritten, which enables us to ensure your donation goes directly to helping those in need.