Thomas Matthew Miloscia was very blessed to be born into the love filled home of Christine and Joe Miloscia on October 21, 1996. His two year old brother, Stephen, was waiting to meet him and 19 months later Thomas’ younger brother and best friend, Matthew, was born. Then came the three sisters; Noelle, Christiana and Arabella.
Thomas was a very happy baby who was always laughing and smiling. Thomas had a fun filled childhood with his siblings and loved watching over and caring for his younger sisters. Thomas had a special relationship with each of his siblings, often being the peacemaker.
From an early age, Thomas showed a very strong faith in God in both his words and his actions. He was absolutely selfless and had a grateful heart. He always put others first and went out of his way to help everyone he could. After his big birthday party in second grade, he refused to open his presents. He asked his mom if she would bring them to the shelter for the children who had none.
Our mission is to provide financial and emotional assistance to adolescent and young adult cancer patients. Additionally, we seek to memorialize Thomas by funding a scholarship in his name at his alma mater.
Our foundation provides grants directly to cancer patients between the ages of 13 - 39 to help ease the financial burden cancer places on a family. We also provide Gift in Kind items to local hospitals to make the patients stay in the hospital a little more bearable. Additionally, we sponsor programs that help families such as summer camp and our "be a bright spot" gift bags are intended to bring a ray of sunshine to cancer patients.
Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY is a catholic school for young men in grades 9 – 12. Not only was Chaminade a source of strength and compassion during Thomas’ illness, Thomas embodied the character, faith and fortitude that should be the model for every Chaminade student. For this reason, a significant goal of the Thomas Matthew Miloscia Foundation is to fund a scholarship in Thomas’ name.
Michelle is currently employed as Chief Compliance Officer of Fortuna Investors LLC but has worked in many diverse fields throughout her career; federal government, real estate, retail and education. Michelle is the mother of four children and has always considered being a mother her primary profession. Michelle has always been active in community service whether spearheading initiatives at Fortuna Advisors and Fortuna Investors to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County and the Food Bank of New York or initiating programs at Smithtown Elementary and St. Philip and James School to help the homeless and veterans. Helping those less fortunate has always been dear to her heart.
Christine was formerly employed as a police dispatcher and had worked in the field of law enforcement for 15 years. Christine has always had a generous heart; cooking for the priests of a local parish, organizing fundraisers for her children’s catholic school and doing volunteer work for Animal Rescue. Christine is the mother of six beautiful children who inherited her compassion and caring traits. Sadly, Christine’s second child, Thomas, was taken from their family after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Christine and her family want to dedicate their time and lives to help others fighting cancer in honor of and in tribute to Thomas.
Greg is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of both Fortuna Advisors LLC located in New York, NY and Fortuna Investors LLC located in Port Jefferson, NY. He has actively volunteered in various capacities for years including Habitat for Humanity in New York and New Orleans, Catholic Charities and the Food Bank for New York City.
Chaminade is truly indebted to the Thomas Miloscia Foundation, not only for the scholarship assistance they provide to our students, but more importantly for keeping Thomas' memory and smile alive! The impact that Thomas had when he was among us continues to grow and shine light in our world!
I had the pleasure of meeting with Michelle Milano from the foundation this winter. The Miloscia Foundation graciously donated gift cards to our oncology patients to purchase food, necessities or holiday gifts. This type of donation helps alleviate a bit of the financial burden of cancer. Michelle and her team couldn't have been more gracious.
Thank you for your generous donation of fifteen Xbox One consoles, hats, and tote bags to the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Program at Cohen Children's Medical Center, in honor of Thomas Matthew Mioscia. Our goal is to minimize stress for children, infants through adolescents, who are coping with hospitalization and illness. You have helped us to meet this goal by offering our patients a variety of enjoyable activities.
Thanks to your had work and generosity, patients on our Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit will have an Xbox One to enjoy. As you know, a hospital stay can seem long and tedious, with much of the time spent waiting for medical treatment. The Xbox One games will bring much fun and relaxation to our patients during their stay. Your gifts help to normalize the hospital environment for our children.
The Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy program is able to improve the lives of hospitalized children because of your generous support. We are truly grateful for the time and effort you have given to collect these items four our patients to enjoy. Thank you.
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The Thomas Matthew Miloscia Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 91 Port Jefferson, NY 11777
In our effort to provide as much support as possible to young adult cancer patients and their families, the TMMF has compiled a list of institutions and organizations that offer support and services related to our mission. If the Thomas Miloscia foundation can’t offer you direct support, we hope that we can connect you with the resources you need most.See Our Resources