Zac’s Legacy Childhood Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that has been created to honor the memory of Zackery Allen Carlson, who in his short life touched the hearts of all that knew him.
Zac, at the age of 2 ½, passed away on February 3rd, 2000, after lengthy complications (Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis) of the cancer treatments for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Zac’s parents, John and Sara, dedicated every possible moment to be with their ill child. John and Sara were blessed to have family and friends to assist with both time and money. They allowed them the freedom to be with Zac during a very trying and, at times, heart-breaking ordeal.
John & Sara were able to observe the financial burdens and hardships that come from being dedicated parents. During the long stays in the hospitals with Zac, John and Sara discovered there was a tremendous need for financial assistance for the other families experiencing childhood cancer.
They wanted to keep this memory of Love, Care and Sharing, and in this way Zac continues to touch hearts through the Gift of Giving to those in need and this has been the basis of Zac’s Legacy.