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Family Turns Grief Into Hope for Young Adults With Cancer


Paige Tibbets Video

Paige Tibbets was young—only 28 years old—when she passed away from lung cancer. Even in the face of immense sadness and loss, Paige was grateful for the overwhelming support of her loved ones, who were there by her side every step of the way while being treated at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Jefferson. But with her appreciation for the care she received was the recognition that many young adults do not have the kind of network from which Paige benefited so much in her final months.

To change this, her family created the Paige S. Tibbetts Legacy Fund at SKCC, which provides grants to eligible patients to pay rent, cover child care, buy groceries—anything they need to focus on healing.

In the words of Paige and her family, “no one has to fight cancer alone.”