Nik realized that many cancer patients in his age group were too old to take advantage of “kids” programs and yet too young to have their own resources.
He wished there was something to provide respite to this age group and give them the encouragement. We then founded the Nikolas Ritschel Foundation.
Nik's story identified a lapse in programs for cancer patients between the ages of 18-24. We aim to bridge this gap.More Information
We must let people know that this problem exists, and then do everything possible to raise funding to fill the void.More Information
Thanks to your support, select adolescent young adult cancer patients and their families can share lasting memories!More Information
This trip was great, please make sure to give as many people as possible this opportunity. This respite impacted my outlook on everyday living - I learned that giving is good!”
“Everyone had an excellent time and cancer wasn’t on anybody’s mind. The trip made me even more grateful for the times I was able to spend with my family and loved ones”
“I am grateful for the vacation that the Foundation helped my family and I receive. It was tremendously fun and offered my family and I chances to go to new places and enjoy new experiences."
We cannot even begin to show our appreciation for everything that you have done for us. The whole thing went without a hitch and was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. We had such a great time that it was almost hard to remember to take pictures some times! Thank you for everything!