How did Warrior Wagons, INC. start?
Warrior Wagons, Inc. was founded by the family of Drew Becker. Drew (whose name means Warrior) was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in January of 2016, and passed away a year later. Drew’s family was given a collapsible wagon which was very useful during Drew’s treatments.
Warrior Wagons, INC. is a 501 (c)(3) with the mission of giving newly diagnosed pediatric cancer families a similar collapsible wagon filled with practical and comfort items as they begin their cancer journeys.
The first Warrior Wagon was given out in April of 2017. Since then, more than 145 Warrior Wagons have been given to families between the three hospitals we partner with in Minnesota and Illinois: Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis, and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. We are thankful for our network of supporters in each of these communities that keep us going!
What goes into the wagon?
Full size towels / laundry bag
Handmade quilt / blanket
Restaurant/Coffee Shop/Gas Station Gift Cards
Facial tissues / Baby Wipes / Lip balm
Plates / Bowls / Silverware
Movies / Books /Games / Headphones