The Foundation was created in memory of my mother,
Terry Lynn Frankel and Thelma Christeen Howard, my
wife's grandmother. Both women lost their lives in 2008
and thoroughly enjoyed watching their grandchildren
and great grandchildren play soccer. Terry lost her four
year battle with Ovarian Cancer and Thelma Howard
died of natural causes.
Currently, the Foundation funds, facilitates and
supports local and now international soccer programs
for children, as a way of promoting the sport. With the
Foundation's assistance, other grandparents and great
grandparents are being given the opportunity to enjoy
watching their grandchildren play soccer.
The Frankel Howard Foundation's ultimate goal will be
to to build a rehabilitation center for Cancer patients,
like my Mother, that can not handle conventional
rehabilitation after surgery to remove their cancer.
Currently, patients are sent to a nursing/rehabilitation
center regardless of their age if they are not strong
enough to handle the standard rehabilitation regiment.
This forces people in the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's to
live with and be surrounded by seniors in their late 80's
and 90's, who's quality of life has greatly deteriorated.
This environment is not the positive, uplifting place that
you want a love one living in when trying to regain
strength and recover. It is the Foundation's goal to
create a postive, supportive rehab center for future
Until that day comes, the Foundation hopes to put
smiles on the faces of many children along the way.