About the Foundation
Soccer For Hope is a non-profit organization founded by Oliver and Jamie Wyss in 1998. Oliver is a former professional soccer player and survivor of a non-cancerous illness, Aplastic Anemia, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. The organization has been driven by their goal to raise desperately needed funds and awareness for children with life threatening diseases.
Years later their own young children, Hudson and Abella, were BOTH diagnosed with very rare cancerous brain tumors. After battling multiple recurrences and secondary cancers both children lost their lives; Hudson at age 3 and Abella at age 11. These precious children have faced an unimaginable journey and all along have taught us the definition of true courage and bravery by accepting their challenges. [Read more]