Tracy Appleton Tarrant, Founder of LLCF, was working with families who were enduring heart wrenching pediatric medical challenges, not related to cancer. These families and several doctors shared how there were many cancer support programs but very little financial assistance available to pediatric patients outside of cancer. After hearing this, and discussing with close friend, Manon O’Connor, Senior Director of Development – University of Vermont Cancer Center, Tracy and Manon were inspired to find a way to help the vast number of people who are in need of emergency financial assistance during medical treatment and Love Light Compassion Foundation (LLCF) was born of these reflections.
Today, Love Light Compassion Foundation support is available for patients, families and caregivers who meet the criteria of financial requirement. The Love Light Compassion Foundation is a partnership of like-minded people who have come together to create a resource for people with financially debilitating health care needs. Based in Burlington, Vermont, the Love Light Compassion Foundation has nationwide partners helping us grow so that we may support as many people as possible.