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Serious illness can wreak havoc on family life. Caring for the ill demands endless time and energy. Extra curricular activities of both children and parents can go by the wayside. Academics can falter. Family dinners become rushed events in the back of a car. Birthdays and holiday celebrations go unplanned.

We are here to help.

The Piggyback Foundation of Youngstown is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to maintaining normalcy for families experiencing life-threatening illness. We provide funding, referrals, and volunteers to help with family’s emotional needs – specifically those of the children. For more information or to apply for services, please see the links below.

Piggyback Supports Families Facing Adversity


By Jeremy Lydic YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- By all accounts, Landen Fitzgerald is a typical 8-year-old boy. He plays football during recess at McGuffey Elementary in Youngstown, likes making sandcastles and enjoys playing games with his siblings. For about four years of Fitzgerald’s life, however, playing at a public park was impossible.  In 2015, he was diagnosed with acute leukemia, which left him immunocompromised, increasing the risk of infection. It also meant missing days at school for treatment and chemotherapy. While...

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