Mylestones: The Myles P. Vercruysse Memorial Fund

Mylestones: The Myles P. Vercruysse Memorial Fund image




This fund was created in memory of Myles Philip Vercruysse (July 17, 2021 - August 4, 2021) who entered this world three months early and left far too soon.

Myles was born weighing 2 pounds, 4 ounces, but was stronger than most term babies. Our fighter loved to lift his little blonde head and look around, push himself with his little legs out of the sleeping ring in his isolette, and had a champion's grip. Unfortunately, due to his prematurity, his lungs just were not as ready for this world as he was, and he passed peacefully in his parents' arms.

Myles had so much strength and light, we knew he still has so much more to offer this world. It is our mission to do our best in his memory to help all babies meet their "Mylestones."

This fund is intended to support research in the area of neonatal pulmonary and respiratory research and premature births, with the desire to provide support to all babies born too soon on their journeys to achieve their milestones. This fund will have a family centric approach, dedicating its philanthropy to easing strain on families in similar situations.

Please join Myles' family in remembering him, with a gift to this Fund.

Photo courtesy of Erin and Taza Vercruysse.

The Mylestones: The Myles P. Vercruysse Memorial Fund is a Fund at the Cambridge Community Foundation.

(EIN #: 046012492)

If you would like to mail a check, please write "Mylestones Fund" in the memo and send it to: Cambridge Community Foundation, 99 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139.

For more information, or for other ways to donate, please contact Michal Rubin at

We are grateful to partner with Erin and Taza Vercruysse on The Mylestones: Myles P. Vercruysse Memorial Fund. Erin and Taza may contact donors to the fund with notes of gratitude and periodic updates. If you do not wish to be contacted in this regard, please email: