A group at UNL is working to help relieve stress from families while they fight the ultimate battle against cancer.
It's a non-profit that aims to help anyone who's struggling with cancer, and make their lives just a little bit easier. The LisaMom Foundation's volunteers are looking for families to help.
Many of the students in the foundation know first hand of the pain and sorrow that comes with losing a parent.
"Losing a parent is you know, the worst thing that somebody can go through...one of the worst things at least," LisaMom Foundation member Carl Post said. "So you know, definitely have a soft spot for helping cancer patients and do as much as you can to help them."
Now, Post is just one of about twenty students at UNL looking to revitalize the foundation.
They look for families who need extra aid while a parent is undergoing cancer treatment. The students find a nanny for the family and also help with providing meals and cleaning the home.
"The organization just really steps up and kind of takes the stress off the family and tries to help them out," member Kyle Kaluza said.
The foundation was started in 1999 in Omaha after Lisa Braddock died from breast cancer. Her nurse and nanny, Connie Davison, came up with the idea and went on to serve several other families before it was temporarily disbanded.
Fast forward more than a decade and now Lisa's daughter, Marisa, is a student at the university and part of the foundation.
Like Marisa and Carl, Murphy Larson also lost a parent to cancer. She says her nanny helped in ways very similar to what she hopes this group can do for others.
"It was such a blessing and I just want to be able to help other families have and kind of maintain their stability during the most hectic time of their lives," Larson said.
If you're interested in donating, becoming a family of the LisaMom Foundation, or would like more information, the link to their web site and facebook page are listed below.
By: Kayla Bremer firstname.lastname@example.org Thousands kicked off Memorial Day weekend by heading out to the Hot Rod Super Nationals. It's the 5th year of the event in Lincoln, and a wet start to the day didn'tMore >>
Thousands kicked off Memorial Day weekend by heading out to the Hot Rod Super Nationals at the Lancaster Events Center.More >>
By: KLKN Newsroom email@example.com Power has been restored to nearly 4,000 customers in Lincoln. Lincoln Electric System says power was out for about two hours this morning in two separate areas at 13thMore >>
Power has been restored to nearly 4,000 customers in Lincoln.More >>
By: KLKN Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will not run for U.S. Senate, making the race to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns wide open. Heineman madeMore >>
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will not run for U.S. Senate, making the race to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns wide open.More >>
By: Jenn Schanz email@example.com Memorial weekend at Branched Oak Lake last year was packed, crowded with nonstop camping action. That's what kiosk worker Kile Willet says. This year, he's not soMore >>
Memorial weekend at Branched Oak Lake last year was packed, but due to gas prices and predicted rain, this year might be different. More >>
By: Cole Miller firstname.lastname@example.org Workers at Beatrice High School are cleaning up a big mess. Someone spread birdseed all over their new football field and getting it out is not easy task. SomeoneMore >>
Superintendent Roy Baker says clean-up is costly and those responsible will turn themselves in.More >>
By: Brittany Paris email@example.com Three grades, three weeks of testing, 64,000 students. The state's writing test results are in, result the state board of education says are better than ever. TheMore >>
Three grades, three weeks of testing, 64,000 students. The state's writing test results are in, result the state board of education says are better than ever.More >>
Posted By: KLKN Sports Sports@klkntv.com A trial date has been set in Lancaster County Court for Husker defensive lineman Avery Moss. Moss previously pled "not guilty" to public indecency and disturbingMore >>
A trial date has been set in Lancaster County Court for Husker defensive lineman Avery Moss. More >>
Posted By: Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org Lincoln Police arrested the 67-year-old man after they say he pulled a gun on a car dealership employee. William Strain was arrested Friday morning at Husker AutoMore >>
Police say the man was upset about his service contract.More >>