The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation enriches the lives of young cancer patients between 18-24 years old. In most cases, we fulfill their wish of a dream vacation that they can enjoy with their family!
The Story of Nikolas Ritschel
Nikolas Ritschel was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Synovial Sarcoma, about a month before his 18th birthday and joined heaven a month after his 21st birthday.
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.
Thanks to your support, adolescent young adult cancer patients and their families can share lasting memories!
We have helped over 50 young adult cancer patients and their families since our inception in 2012.