P.U.N.T. Foundation is doing incredible work

This past weekend, 25 families gathered in a beautiful Ellicottville facility for a “Remembrance Weekend” – all eager to celebrate and memorialize their precious children (toddlers to teens to twenty-somethings) who recently lost their battles with pediatric cancer.

Tears of joy and countless tears of anguish were shed. Many heart-wrenching stories and many more heartwarming stories were shared. Two and one half days were filled with a seminar led by a nationally renowned grief counselor, several breakout sessions with local counselors, all kinds of activities for the siblings of all ages, a family art therapy project and, of course, lots of good food and the opportunity to make some lasting new friendships with people who understand what each is going through.

The Brian Moorman P.U.N.T. Foundation, along with volunteer help from several Western New York community hospitals and organizations, provided all who were in attendance an unforgettable weekend. As one of those volunteers, I was provided with one of the most profound experiences of my life.

The foundation, under the executive directorship of Gwen Mysiak and its founders, Brian and Amber Moorman, strives to provide caring assistance in its many forms directly to the children and families touched by pediatric cancer. For the past decade they have quietly done their fantastic work, but this compassionate effort that I was fortunate enough to be a part of spoke volumes to those so deserving of their loving deeds.

Nancy Grzymala