OKEECHOBEE, Fla. — TBC Corp.'s Tire Kingdom brand, in conjunction with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September, recently helped a Florida patient's family in need.
Working with the Pediatric Oncology Support Team (POST), which helps local children and their families in six South Florida counties, Tire Kingdom was matched with the Neal family in Okeechobee.
Marie Neal is the primary caregiver for her great nephew, Moses Holness, a 19-year-old patient with autism who also is battling Diffused Large B-Cell Lymphoma. Mr. Holness started chemotherapy treatment in April and is expected to continue treatment through December.
Medical and transportation costs and other financial expenses have taken a toll on the family as they drive to West Palm Beach, Port St. Lucie and Miami from Okeechobee for treatment, according to Tire Kingdom.
"When POST told us about the Neal family, we knew we had to help," Jamie Levin, TBC's vice president of communications, said.
"This family, like all families, is dealing with a lot. And dealing with a pandemic in the middle of this health crisis has not made things any easier. Marie and Moses travel far between Moses' appointments.
"We want to help keep Marie's car in safe working condition with new tires so that she and Moses can get back and forth to treatments and doctor visits safely," Ms. Levin, who also oversees community initiatives for TBC, added.