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14 06, 2018

From Then To Now – 10 Years In The Making

By |June 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Ishan Gala Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit with a mission to be present in the lives of children fighting cancer, and their families to improve their quality of life during and after treatment. We were founded by Mayank and Sejal Gala after the loss of their 2-year-old son, Ishan, to neuroblastoma in 2009. During [...]

22 03, 2018

Our Fighter Skylarr

By |March 22nd, 2018|Blog, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on Our Fighter Skylarr

This is one of our fighters, Skylarr. She is one and a half years old and was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL) one January 10th, 2018. She has two siblings, Taliaysha who is 7, and ZaAsia who is 5. Skylarr's mother Shawntaia has has custody of her two cousins, Carlos who is 7, and Mercedes who is 8. This [...]

14 03, 2018

Our Fighter Raegan

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This is one of our fighters, Raegan. She is almost 16 and was diagnosed with ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) at the start of January. She is pictured above with her mother in their temporary apartment provided to them here in Charlottesville by the Yellow Door Foundation during her treatment. The rest of their family still lives [...]

8 03, 2018

Our Fighter Colton

By |March 8th, 2018|Blog, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on Our Fighter Colton

This is one of our fighters, Colton. He is 6 years old and was diagnosed on January 29th, 2018 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Colton loves arts and crafts, Legos, superheroes, Pokémon, animals, and books. We made sure to include some of those interests in the care package we delivered to him last month in the hospital! [...]

1 03, 2018

Our Fighter Jayden

By |March 1st, 2018|Blog, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on Our Fighter Jayden

This is one of our fighters, Jayden. She was born with only one kidney as well as kidney disease. 2 years ago, she received a kidney transplant that was successful. She is 5 years old and was diagnosed with PCNS-PTLD (Primary Central Nervous system- Post transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder) on January 19th, 2018. This is a rare [...]

17 02, 2018

Yellow Door Foundation

By |February 17th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Yellow Door Foundation

There are almost 170,000 children who visit the UVA hospital each year for treatment. Many of these children come from the surrounding areas due to a lack of facilities and specialists in their local hospitals. So where do they all stay? More than 11% of UVA families live over 2 hours away and need to [...]

21 01, 2018

A Family Story

By |January 21st, 2018|Blog, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on A Family Story

A family of five recently had one of their children diagnosed with cancer. That is one of the most heart breaking things a parent can hear. Although this family should be focused on helping their child heal, they are instead riddled with financial problems. The rented home that they currently live in is not suitable [...]

2 01, 2018

Our Fighter Anthony

By |January 2nd, 2018|Blog, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on Our Fighter Anthony

This is one of our fighters, Anthony. He was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis 6 days after being born. It has been a long journey, but he will be 3 this month. The Tuesday before Thanksgiving, he had a procedure to have a feeding tube placed. They live in Roanoke, VA which is a long [...]

23 12, 2017

Our Fighter Angel

By |December 23rd, 2017|Blog, The Ishan Gala Foundation|Comments Off on Our Fighter Angel

This is one of our fighters, Angel. He is 7 years old and was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in late September of 2017. This year, Angel hopes to receive some toy soldiers and police officers from Santa. He also loves anything from Pixar, especially Cars! His dream gift is a Nintendo Switch [...]

11 12, 2017

Holiday Cheer Program Sponsorships

By |December 11th, 2017|Blog, Fundraisers, The Ishan Gala Foundation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Holiday Cheer Program Sponsorships

As our Holiday Cheer party comes quickly upon us, we'd like to take a minute to thank our community. Most importantly, we could not give back to our fighting families without the support of each business and person who sponsors. The holidays are a special time and spreading holiday cheer is what our program is [...]