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