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KNW Connections


If you are wrestling with maintaining some sense of sanity as your child struggles with cancer, please let us know. We want to encourage you that there is increasing hope for a cure for your child. Research and more effective treatments are ongoing and treatment success is increasing each year. We will share with you the faith, hope, and prayers for a full recovery. We will also provide a shoulder to lean on, and answers to your most pressing questions and concerns. Most importantly, we will assess your current financial situation and provide financial assistance based upon your current need.


The following video  was made just prior to Thanksgiving in 2004. Click on the "OUR STORY" tab to read the rest of the story.

About The Founders

John Wood MSEd is the founding director of KNW Connections (, a charitable foundation created to provide financial, emotional, and spiritual support, as well as hope, and encouragement for children with cancer and their families. KNW Connections was founded in memory of the Wood's daughter Kelsey Nicole Wood (1990-2005). 

John is an educator, author of "Purple Room-From Loss To Hope" (WestBow Press), and business leader who has served as a teacher, high school principal, private school principal/headmaster, and charter school director as well as buyer and store manager for national retail organizations.

Suzanne Keys Wood is the founding vice president and administrator for KNW Connections. Suzanne has a degree in accounting and extensive experience in administration for a variety of organizations that range from her local church to the IBM Corporation.

Together, John and Suzanne work towards ensuring that every dollar in donations has a positive impact on children with cancer and their families.