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Walk With Sally provides support to children of family members affected by cancer

Walk With Sally, a nonprofit organization, works with schools to provide mentorship to children of parents, guardians and siblings who have cancer.

Friday, January 17, 2020

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — Millions of dollars a year are allocated towards advancing cancer research. However, a nonprofit organization in El Segundo, California has a mission to focus on the children who don’t have cancer, but are affected nonetheless. This was the case for Matthew Milan.

“My mother actually, she was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Milan said. “And from there she had passed on. After that I felt like I was alone and I was trying to deal with it on my own.”

Milan’s mother passed away when he was in elementary school. His school counselor noticed his struggle and recommended Walk With Sally, a free mentoring program that provides services and support to children of parents, guardians or siblings who have cancer or have succumbed to cancer.

“When cancer hits the family often times what you find is the child gets lost in the shuffle,” Nicholas Arquette, founder of Walk With Sally said. “And in the end, we want to shine a light back onto the child’s life.”

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AUGUST 19, 2019

Meet Nicholas Arquette of Walk With Sally in El Segundo

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicholas Arquette.

Nicholas, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.

My story begins with my mother, Sally. When I was 11 years old and living in California, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. My brother and I learned quickly how much your world can change when a parent undergoes treatment and how much it can affect a family’s day-to-day life.

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