Co-Founder | Board Member
Melissa Wiggins is a founding member of Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation and mum (mom) to Cannon, who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer when he was 20 months old. During Cannon’s year and a half of treatments, Melissa saw the horrific effects first-hand. This experience motivated her to spend hundreds of hours researching and learning about the enormous lack of funding and research dedicated to pediatric cancer and effects, such as secondary cancers, that occur as a result of antiquated treatments. Melissa and her husband, Michael Wiggins, founded Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation on June 16, 2014 with a mission to eradicate kids’ cancer.
What’s the one thing you want others to know about pediatric cancer? “Pediatric cancer is a life sentence or a death sentence and nothing in between! This foundation is changing that nightmare and I’m proud to be a part of this movement.”
A few Facts Melissa would like you to know
Melissa’s Favorite CKc Story
We Can Do Better
To Chloe Bella’s mom, Nay, it was a time of intense fear. “We didn’t know what to do. We were terrified Chloe Bella would die. We knew treatment would be hard but we had no idea just how brutal it is to watch your child endure that much pain. And there was no other choice. We had to do save her life.”