“What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”
Lin Manuel Miranda
When Stephen passed away, his parents and siblings were devastated, lost, and confused. With the help of family and friends, they were encouraged to channel their grief toward Stephen’s hospital gown idea. Quickly, the project took a life its own. Inspired by Stephen’s story, a children’s book and plush stuffed dog were added to the project. Miggy, as he was affectionately called by his video game community, would be the main character of the book, along with Myer, his beloved wiener dog. Stephen taught us we are our best selves when we are helping others. He left his family this gift to share with children. In his memory, his family started this non-profit organization appropriately called “Miggy’s Gift”.
At Miggy’s Gift, we bring hope, encouragement, and bravery to pediatric cancer patients and their families. Helping children is at the forefront of what we do through our Mighty Miggy Project, Education and Awareness Program, and College School Grants.