M Family Moments – November 2023

In January, we introduced you to Cali, a delightful and humorous 6-year-old girl from West Palm Beach, bravely battling against DIPG. Throughout the year, we’ve shared updates on her journey and the precious moments we could provide— from a heartwarming balloon delivery for her birthday to fulfilling her lifelong dream of making a snow angel. In a touching gesture, we supported Cali’s family during their stay in Orlando, where they connected with two other DIPG warriors, including our beloved Traviana.

As Cali’s prognosis shifted, and time became more precious, her family organized a unique halfbirthday celebration. The Eli the Brave Fund at M Family Foundation, contributed to the festivities by bringing an ice cream truck to the event. Though we bid a tearful farewell to this sweet girl, Cali’s memory remains a poignant reminder of the ongoing battle against childhood cancer. Her legacy fuels our determination to continue this fight and reinforces our commitment to expanding our efforts so that more families can create lasting memories together. Our heartfelt love goes out to Cali’s family, and we extend our deepest condolences during this difficult time.


Upon learning that the Nugent Family would be spending Thanksgiving in Seattle during treatment, we eagerly seized the chance to create a memorable experience for them.

MFF arranged for them to enjoy a special getaway at The Great Wolf Lodge, complete with delightful surprises. From a Pool Cabana for added relaxation to a thrilling GameQuest adventure and a cozy game night package, we aimed to infuse their Thanksgiving with joy and lasting memories.

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