For Matt and Melissa Graves, supporting families suffering through tragedy is everything. After the sudden and traumatic loss of their precious son, Lane Thomas Graves, their focus quickly became finding a way to honor Lane and to support families the way others have supported them. The Lane Thomas Foundation was created to serve as a beacon of hope and to create a strong base of support for families in crisis.

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Address: PO BOX 540365
Omaha, NE 68154
The foundation was named Lane Thomas because if Lane was ever asked his name, he would say, "I'm Lane Thomas, I'm two." Lane was a beaming, spirited and loving child who cared for his family deeply―creating The Lane Thomas Foundation is the best way to pass on the legacy he left on this world.

Mission Statement
The Lane Thomas Foundation was founded to give honor and light to Lane's life. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving transplants.

The Foundation will work in collaboration with Children's Hospital and Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine in support of their Pediatric Transplant Programs.

Primary Goals:
* Relieve financial burden on a child's family going through the transplant journey
* Reduce emotional stress related to family members being apart
* Reduce the amount of children that die because they don't have a donor match

Financial Support examples:
* Transportation (air & car)
* Housing
* Food
* Clothes and personal items

Donor Awareness:
* Educate living donors on their opportunity to save the life of a child
* Bring awareness to parents about organ donation

* Saving Children's Lives
* Integrity, Trust and Transparency
* Ambition and Innovation