Zoë was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
in November of 2002, just 3 months after her 3rd birthday. The fund’s original purpose was to provide Zoë and her family the support needed to achieve and maintain good health while she was enduring treatment.
After an 8 month remission, Zoë relapsed, forcing her to require additional chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and a bone marrow transplant.
Zoë then spent the next 5 months in the hospital and sadly, she eventually lost her two-year battle with leukemia, just 2 months before her 5th birthday.
But to Zoë, life was not about sadness or cancer, it was about living each day to the fullest. Her life was about her love for family and friends. Zoë was a very special, brilliant, and brave little girl whose beautiful smile and amazing giggle touched the lives of all who knew her. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have had Zoë in our lives want her spirit, courage and strength to be forever remembered . Therefore, we have reestablished this fund to keep Zoë’s legacy alive forever.
The purpose of The Zoë Quinn Francis Fund will be to help children suffering with cancer by providing financial support to improve and enhance the quality of life for them and their families. We have joined with the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, a private charitable 501 (C3) organization that manages these funds on behalf of the donors and makes sure they are used to serve the donors’ purposes in the most effective fashion.