We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation focused on finding effective treatments for pediatric tumors of the brain and spine through funding medical and scientific research. We are a new foundation and just beginning our fundraising efforts. We have begun a major gifts campaign, an annual giving campaign, and are planning to host several small gatherings to promote our cause. The Tanner Seebaum Foundation believes in making a difference for not only children with brain tumors, but for their families as well. We will do this through funding research and building awareness of this tragic disease in our local community. As we fund promising research grants, we will also follow-up to provide a report of the research to impact practitioners in the field. By sharing this information, we hope to eventually create a network of researchers who are working towards promising results that will lead to more effective treatments and eventually a cure.
Tanner Seebaum, shown here with his mother, Stephanie, is a lively 12 year old boy who enjoys life today thanks to the advent of research in the field of pediatric brain tumors over the past 9 years. When Tanner was first diagnosed with an Ependymoma (brain tumor) in July of 1998 his prognosis was grim. In fact, his parents were told that Tanner’s chances for survival were not good and that he would most likely be severely impaired due to acute hydrocephalus at the time of his diagnosis. But, in spite of the prognosis, Tanner proved many skeptics wrong, largely in part to the rapidly changing treatment protocols at the time. To this day, Tanner continues to enjoy life because of important research in this field, which is why this foundation was created.
We hope you will join us in our crusade to raise awareness and funds to impact the life-changing research that enables Tanner and many children like him to enjoy a healthy lifestyle today. We would love to hear from you!
2003 Children’s Hospital Gala
The Seebaum Family is shown here at the 2003 Children’s Hospital Gala when Tanner served as an ambassador. An important part of what The Tanner Seebaum Foundation does includes spreading the word of our important cause to the general public. Through networking and attending many special events, the Seebaum family has already shared Tanner’s story with thousands of people. It is the hope of the foundation to share this story with thousands more in the future. Please help us do this by passing this website link along to others and telling them Tanner’s story every time you have the opportunity!