In 2006 my infant daughter, Cheyanna, became ill and not a single doctor or specialist could diagnose her disorder. My family and I felt isolated, desperate and afraid. At the time, there was no community support for us. Not a single doctor, family member or friend could understand our situation. Eventually, when we did find an answer. She had a RARE condition without a treatment or a cure. However, we continued to seek therapies and treatments and received a miracle healing.
In 2012, I started Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children (CC4C) in the hopes that more children with undiagnosed or rare conditions would have opportunity to heal. My journey taught me that there are countless children like Cheyanna who need a Champion to fight for them. At that time, CC4C was the ONLY non-profit of its kind in the State. My path was unclear but my determination was unwavering.
Today, with the help of a large team of volunteers, supporters and staff, CC4C’s mission has touched thousands of lives. CC4C enhances the lives of children battling rare and undiagnosed medical conditions in Texas. We achieve this by giving children and families access to mental health and wellness programs, providing financial assistance, and giving them access to events and experiences that would otherwise be impossible.
Together, we can Champion these children and their families out of the darkness of isolation, into the light.
-Talaya Frazier, Founder
To enhance the quality of life for children in Texas with rare and undiagnosed conditions.
Any child, anywhere, without answers to their illness, will have a community to turn to for resources and support to heal.
WHAT WE DO
We enhance the quality of life for rare/undiagnosed children
by building support teams for them and their families.
Each child is placed on a high school “Dream Team.” The team dedicates their season to bringing joy and inspiration to the child by making them an honorary teammate and providing unique opportunities for the child. In turn, the program inspires the high school students to be role models, make an impact and live with empathy for others.
Each CC4C family has funding available to them through CC4C’s Financial Assistance Program. This program helps cover medical expenses insurances deny. Such expenses include homeopathic, eastern and western medical treatments/therapies, mental health support as well as travel to specialists that may not otherwise occur without the financial assistance.
Each CC4C family has the opportunity to participate in our Mental Health and Wellness Program. The Mental Health and Wellness program supports the CC4C children and their entire family.
CC4C hosts inspirational events for families to create lifetime memories, unforgettable family bonding and a close community of support. We organize campaigns and fundraisers to enable us to provide CC4C families with our programs, as well as bring awareness to the needs of this population.
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Americans with Rare Diseases