Milo Moore was 3-months-old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 malignant rhabdoid tumor (MRT), a rare and fast growing childhood cancer.
Although they live in Brownsville, Corpus Christi became the Moore family’s second home as their son was being treated at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
“It was a scary experience and the staff at Driscoll was so warm and nurturing,” said Nahomi Moore, Milo’s mother. “It felt like family. The entire staff was so intentional about connecting with us.”
Milo fought with a smile on his face for three months and 23 days. Upon his death in September 2021, Milo’s parents Nahomi and Chris Moore wanted to give back to those who had helped him, and aid other families facing childhood cancer. In honor of their “Mighty Milo,” they created Milo’s Everglow, a pediatric oncology endowment benefiting Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
“Navigating a cancer diagnosis with our son really opened up our eyes to a world not many people get to experience,” said Moore. “After Milo’s passing, we found so much hope and peace in starting Milo’s Everglow. Our goal is to continue his reach even though he’s not here.”
“Everglow” is a feeling of peace or love that is given by something or someone – a feeling that the Moore’s hope will be felt through helping other families in need.
The endowment in Milo’s name will support Driscoll’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in providing resources such as transportation, housing and food to pediatric oncology families.
The family plans to continue building upon the endowment with various events including Milo’s Giving Day on March 1 in honor of Milo’s birthday.
To learn more about Milo’s Everglow, visit www.miloseverglow.org.
For more information about endowments at Driscoll Children’s Hospital, please call our Development Foundation office at (361) 694-6401.