The Hibiscus Fund for Hope assists lymphoma patients and their families in financing non-OHIP covered costs, and other related costs, associated with their cancer treatment and care. The Hibiscus Fund was established by John Koshan and his wife Nancy Ross following John's long battle with cancer in 2001.
To date The Hibiscus Fund for Hope has raised over $1.2 million and has provided grants totalling over $300,000 to more than 150 cancer patients and their families, as well as donations to the Office of Community Giving at PMH.
Grant Recipient Quotes
"I just personally wanted to write you to say thank you. The grant has lifted a tremendous weight off me and my family. I never before have felt the generosity of a stranger and it has opened my eyes to how important such charities are. I just wanted to let you know that my progress as of my last CT scan looks more promising than was expected and everywhere I look every cloud has a silver lining and my grass is just as green as anyone else's. Thank you very much for everything."
"To all the wonderful people at The Hibiscus Fund for Hope - A sincere thank you for assisting my son with his expenses. We were drowning financially until your generosity touched our lives. It was hard enough having him in radiation treatments without the added financial demands. On behalf of our entire family, we thank you immensely."