Sean O’Neill, MAMCF’s founder, watched both a brother and uncle battle cancer and was deeply affected by their experiences. After the passing of his brother, Sean felt inspired to build a cancer foundation to help support others affected by it. His vision began in the 90's, but didn't come to reality until recently meeting a team of compassionate individuals.
Jennifer, MAMCF’s CEO, suffered a medical illness. As a single mother, she had to deal with her recovery while continuing to raise her 3 year old son. She often expressed her feelings of frustration and guilt with balancing being ill and caring for a child. She volunteered at a transitional home called Grandma's House of Hope in 2012. They are dedicated to assisting homeless women with a history of abuse, domestic violence, cancer or other medical illnesses. Her experiences while volunteering were overwhelming to the point that she vowed to one day use her talents as a business woman and entrepreneur to help other women.
Olivia, MAMCF’s Chief Secretary has a background in patient care as a registered nurse and is currently a Nurse Practitioner. She attained her Masters Degree in Nursing at University Cal State Fullerton. Olivia is passionate about her role as Lead Beneficiary Advocate and Chief Secretary. Her caring spirit and knack for urgency give her the tools to best support these cancer moms. She also leads a tream of highly qualified beneficiary advocates covering the following counties - Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange.
Sean and Jennifer started discussing ideas about how to help others. In their research, they found minimal support to young mothers battling cancer existed. The movement to support these unique cancer patients began. The organization quickly gained community support and recognition. Their motivation was fueled by their first beneficiary Desiree David. Desiree is a close friend of Jennifer and Olivia. She is a survivor and a fighter of breast cancer. Her story has captured the hearts of many including the founders. Many of our programs were developed based on her initial concerns as a young cancer mom raising a young child.
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The MAMCF Team