Our Friend Christopher
was established as a way to honor our good friend Christopher Miles by giving back to the community in ways that inspire and improve the lives of others.
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WHAT WE DO
Honor the memory of Christopher Miles by giving back to the community through charitable activties that inspire and improve the lives of others.
The Our Friend Christopher Memorial Charity awards college scholarships to deserving senior football and basketball athletes in our community. We do this to honor Christopher Miles, an outstanding student, athlete, and friend to all who knew him.
Education and Science
Our Friend Christopher spreads awareness and education around pediatric brain tumors and supports various organizations that work to eliminate the challenges of this cancer.
Families of pediatric cancer patients
The emotional and financial cost of providing for a child with cancer can be overwhelming. From loss of work, travel and cost of clinical trials, to therapies not covered by insurance. Our Friend Christopher is able to offer support to ease the burden.
Christopher Miles was an accomplished student and athlete who graduated from North Gwinnett High School in 2019. One week after his graduation, Christopher suffered a seizure which led to the diagnosis of a stage 4 glioblastoma brain tumor.
Following his diagnosis, Christopher underwent surgery and then 32 days of radiation then went on to attend the Georgia Southern University while managing the affects of chemotherapy. His bravery and determination to live life to the fullest was astounding. Throughout his treatments, Christopher exemplified strength and courage that served as an inspiration to all around him. Christopher's battle ended on May 25th, 2020.
Chistopher's life, while short, was eventful. A star on the football field and basketball court, an exceptional student and an amazing friend to all. He will always be remembered by those who loved him by many nicknames; The Deputy, The Tank, The Legend, CMiles, Toph, but most people simply refer to him as Our Friend Christopher.
Christopher was an hero to many, and an inspiration to all.