Introductions

MTF Helps Make A Way

The Mattie Talley Foundation exists to help young cancer patients and their families with the crushing financial burden by providing funding for the acquisition and or maintaintence for their prostheses.
The foundation works closely with the medical community to help identify these children and their families. Patients eligible for funds are often from Chicago area hospitals, such as University of Illinois Medical Center At Chicago, The Craniofacial Center and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. For more information on how you can help, please contact us.

BONE CANCER AND CHILDREN

Cancer strikes at any age. But when cancer hits a young child, it is even more devastating - particularly when the diagnosis is osteocarcinoma, better known as bone cancer.

Bone cancer brings a tremendous set of challenges for Children and their families....


THE COST OF PROSTHETICS

The cost of prosthetic limbs depends on the internal components of the prosthesis. its type, suspension, materials and other factors. Their length of use depends upon the age, weight and growth rate of the child for whom the limb is made, as well as the wear and tear of daily activity...