Mom Amelia with children
Story and Photo Credit: Laura Gordillo Photography

When you go through so much in life you become “numb” to certain things, my diagnosis was definitely one of those times where I didn’t know what, let alone how to feel, or accept what was going on. I had just gotten back from Tennessee, where my now, 11 year old son was treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a brain tumor.I had been back at work only 3 months, still working on getting back to “normal”. Now I was being told I, too, had that disease that threatened to take my son only 6 months prior. Within a week of my wellness checkup, I had already had an ultrasound, a mammogram, a biopsy, was diagnosed and a mastectomy in that order.

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Volunteer Chelsea Cabanillas

Chelsea Cabanillas came to Singleton Moms after hearing about Singleton Moms at a networking event.  Read more

Heather Syzmura

We would like to introduce Heather Syzmura, the newest member  of the Singleton Moms team.  Heather will be working as our Fund Development Officer, reaching out to the community to raise money to support our families in need.  Heather was born in Colorado, but has lived in Phoenix since she was 5 years old. Read more

Mom Amber and Sister

Meet Amber, a single mom of a high school boy who is dealing with her second diagnosis of breast cancer.  We met Amber in 2012 after she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer.   She came back to us last year with the news that her cancer had returned, and progressed to Stage 4.  Amber has a spirit like no other. You would never guess she is fighting this terrible disease as she is bubbly and full of smiles. Read more


What do you do outside of volunteering?

That’s a tough question.  I am always in the midst of another “project” – it might be planting, painting or building something.  Then there is always a golf course to be played.  We travel a fair amount due to Karen’s work schedule and with our families living in the East.  It is a pleasure to have leisure time and simply walk the earth.

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Singleton Moms is trying something new! Nutrition is very important to Singleton Moms and we not only want to educate our families on ways they may easily introduce more nutrition into their homes, we also want to provide them with the resources they need to make that happen.

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ED Annual Update 2014

Meeting The Needs Of Today…. Providing Hope For Tomorrow

Over the past 8 years people have heard me use the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I continue to believe this… and this is the reason why Singleton Moms has been thoughtful about creating a wide variety of comprehensive practical programs focused on the day-to-day needs of an entire family while the home’s primary caregiver, a single parent, is battling cancer. Read more

It just takes one thoughtful person to help make a difference and you can make a difference to The Singletons simply by shopping! We have partnered with Fry’s, Albertsons and Amazon Smile to be the recipients of their rewards programs.  Thanks, in advance, for taking the time to register your Fry’s card, pick up an Albertsons’ card at our office, and/or choosing AmazonSmile for your next purchase!

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Volunteer Desiree Negron

“Just meeting all the single parents is a reward in itself, the amount of strength they have amazes me.”

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Bare Necessities

Hosting a Bare Necessities Drive is an easy and fun way to get involved with Singleton Moms while making a difference to the families we serve.

Anyone can do it; Girl Scout Troops, Sororities or Fraternities, Fraternal Organizations, whole companies or individual departments, National Honors Society students or a student counsel.

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