The Schuler Family

Bill is managing stage IV lung cancer.  In 2017, mom was diagnosed with lung cancer too and died in July.  One of his goals was to escape reality for awhile and just have fun.  The Schuler Family spent time exploring sunny San Diego.  They stayed at the Bahia Resort in Mission Bay spending time at Legoland and Sea World.

“The generosity that you showed for our family was truly a dream vacation.  Everything we were able to see and explore as a family was really something that all of us will remember the rest of our lives.  For me, with my condition, it was extra special to see my kids expressions and how excited they were to see and realize how it is in a place like San Diego.”

The Wells Family

The Wells Family traveled to Clearwater, Florida.  In addition to spending time with each other enjoying the beach, the kids fed Winter the Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  They also enjoyed Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise.


The Ruffcorn Family

Lisa began her cancer journey in November 2016, when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  The family has been talking about visiting to ocean.  They stayed at the Hyatt in Clearwater Beach, Florida.  They spent a day at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where they met some of the dolphins from the movie, A Dolphins Tale.  In addition to spending time at the beach, they took a pirate cruise.

“It was absolutely wonderful!  We didn’t want to leave!  We are even planning to go back someday.”

The Griepenstroh Family

Kala was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in February 2017.  Her daughter, Taylor, has been hoping for a trip to Disney so she could meet Elsa and Anna.  So, when asked where she and Kaden would like to visit, Disney was their first choice.  They stayed in a Cars Family Suite and has lots of fun exploring the magic of Disney and creating fun memories.

“I can’t thank you enough!  We had a blast!”

Special thank you to the Papillion Data Center Team, Turner Construction in partnership with Hunt Inc and Miller Electric, for their generous donation to this special memory.


The Troendle Family

The Troendle Family spent several days enjoying Yellowstone National Park.  They visited the Old Faithful Geyser and many of the impressive sites that Yellowstone has to offer.     

The Loehring Family

Mike was diagnosed with colorectal cancer that spread to his lungs and brain.  The Loehring Family spent time in Kansas City at Great Wolf Lodge, visiting Legoland and dining at Fritz.

In May, MFK received the following note.  “Just a note to say Thank You again.  Our girls were all born in May and each year they pick an organization to donate some of their birthday money to.  They all decided it should go to Memories for Kids.  We are so grateful for the memories we made at Great Wolf Lodge.

The Pomfret Family

Zach Pomfret was diagnosed with glioblastoma in December 2017.  Zach and his wife, Tiffany, have one son who was two when they traveled to Disney World.  Staying in a Cars Family Suite, they enjoyed the parks and pools for several days.

“Thank you could never be enough for the amazing gift you gave us!  Traveling to Disney World as a family was beyond our wildest dreams.  We will hold every second of that trip close to our hearts as Zach continue to fight his courageous battle.  We take great joy in knowing we won’t be the last family to receive such a fantastic gift.  Your entire organization is a precious, wonderful gift.

Click the link below to see Channel 7’s interview with The Pomfret family.