Art for Charlie Foundation

The Foundation's missions are to advance the availability of pediatric palliative care in Michigan, and to help families in need bereaved by the death of a child.

Our mission was inspired by the spirit of a small boy. Charlie Waller, diagnosed with an inoperable brain stem tumor just before age three had an indomitable spirit and an unbounded love for others. The Foundation was established one year later in East Lansing, Michigan, as a 501(c)3 charity.

Pediatric Palliative Care
In May 2016, the Foundation succeeded in advancing the availaility of pediatric palliative care in this state by sponsoring the formation of the Children's Palliative Care Coalition of Michigan.
The Coalition, in partnership with the Foundation, will undertake future fund raising and support for families with a child in palliative care
Bereavement Support

Following the death of Tatyana Sigal, MD, a prominent Okemos psychiatrist, the Foundation has created a new fund to give grants in her honor for families in need who have been bereaved by the death of a child. Dr. Sigal, a long term supporter of the Foundation, has requested donations to the Foundation in lieu of flowers.

Click here for Tatyana Sigal's donation page.