During his illness, he transmitted hope and courage to anyone he met especially to those who were at their most vulnerable weakest point in their life. He died at a very young age – 20 years old. Upon his death, this initiative was taken so that help, in any possible form, could be transmitted to everyone in need.
Given the high response it got, it was transformed into, and officially registered as, a proper “Foundation” – LPF-273 and Voluntary Organisation (VO/1564) in early 2018.
Many people are suffering in silence. Some need extra financial help, others need someone to talk to but do not know where to begin and others need that extra push to get going. This Foundation, through help from its wide range of sponsors, provides hope and courage to the persons in need.
Since the inception of our foundation, many families are coming to us after finding it a problem to get help from other organisations. When we see that their plea for help is genuine, we help them in any way we can.
As we have passed through difficult times with Jerome during his illness, we can really emphatise with all the families who are going through the same thing. When a patient has been diagnosed and starts receiving treatment coupled with all its nasty side effects, all the family is affected especially the parents and any siblings.
Jerome’s mission of putting a smile on everyone’s face.
Our Foundation takes care of a closed group called TRUE HEROES.
At the moment, it has around 425 members. In this group, the majority of the members are parents whose children have conditions which vary from serious illness to special needs and acute disabilities. These include Cancer, Epilepsy, Visual Impairment and even Blindness, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Hydrochepalus, Fybromyalgia, ROHHADNET, Multiple Sclerosis, Amputees, Heart Problems, Kidney Problems, Bleeding Disorders, Transplant procedures, Wheelchair users and even Neurological Problems. This group is continually expanding as new members are added very frequently. Every member is accepted once a confirmation from one’s own specialist is received. Many of these children have life threatening conditions which have no cure available at the moment. All members from this group are included free of charge. We have families even from Gozo.
During these heartbreaking times, a family must stick together despite the tension and worries and our Foundation is just the much needed help in their difficult situations.
To provide Support, Assistance & Compassion to those going through the hardest times.
Smiling With Jerome Foundation has another closed group called Angel Wings.
This group is open for parents who have lost their young loved one either through miscarriage, stillbirth, sickness or through an accident. We provide help from professional psychologists and counsellors to those undergoing bereavement.