Against All Odds
Whether through music and dance, or sports and education, The Dr. Phil Foundation makes a difference in the lives of children " especially those who strive to succeed against all odds. Anchored by the generosity of the McGraw family, along with individual and corporate donations ranging from $1 to $750,000, The Foundation has distributed millions of dollars. Catch up with past donation recipients, and meet a piano prodigy who turned his gift into a successful music career.
Lutheran Family Services helps kids " especially those living in foster care " who have been traumatized and emotionally battered. Learn how a donation from The Dr. Phil Foundation changed the lives of over 100 kids.
When William Joseph was a child, his parents couldn't afford piano lessons. After years of hard work and determination, he has toured the globe performing, worked with a multi-Grammy winner and is now a rising star in the music scene.
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Ifran has a gift for music, but his family cannot afford to nurture his talent. He found an outlet at the Boys & Girls Club and now wants to pursue a career as a hip-hop artist.
The CASA organization trains volunteers to advocate on behalf of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Find out how you can get involved with their newest initiative, the Forgotten Children Campaign.
At 19, Tyerra took her three younger siblings under her wing to make sure they stayed out of foster care. With the help of the Dr. Phil show, she received donations to make her life a little easier.
Fred founded the Urban Entertainment Institute to help keep kids off the street and focused on productive activities. The Dr. Phil Foundation donated money and instruments to ensure the program stayed alive.
When George and Liz last appeared on the show, they were presented with a check for $270,000 from The Dr. Phil Foundation. The generosity of viewers has made a tremendous difference in their lives.