Local kids with illnesses receive support for medical expenses

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A grant of $2,000 will help ill children from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties.

The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley awarded the grant to Flying Hope Farms to help pay for the medical costs of up to five of its campers from the tri-county area.

The kids who attend Flying Hope Farms in Mt. Gilead, Ohio all have serious illnesses including cancer, heart conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, blood disorders, severe asthma, gastrointestinal disorders and craniofacial anomalies.

The camp hosts hundreds of children and their families each year, free of charge.

“Flying Horse Farms is treating seriously ill children for free while giving them a lifetime full of memories,” said Anthony Spano, founder and executive director of The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley.

In addition to its weekend and week-long camps, Flying Horse Farms is also equipped with an on-site medical center.

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