THE NOHF WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1996 IN MEMORY OF NIGEL O. HODGE. THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES INFORMATION, FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT TO FAMILIES IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND THE CARIBBEAN THAT HAVE CHILDREN AFFLICTED WITH CANCER AND OTHER CRITICAL ILLNESSES.

Baby Bloodman was born with medical complications in Antigua.  Now, she's doing fine today thanks to financial assistance from the Nigel O. Hodge Foundation. With the assistance provided, Baby Bloodman went to Barbados to undergo treatment.

Ms. Hedrington speaks about the funding she received from the Nigel O. Hodge Foundation and how it assisted with her son's travel and medical expenses.

About the Foundation 

Nigel’s parents explored what they could do to make this incredible tragedy easier to understand. Nigel could not be brought back, but maybe other children with cancer and critical illnesses- could be given a better chance of living. They wanted their loss to lessen the pain of others. Thus they established the Nigel O. Hodge Foundation in 1996, in the hope that Nigel’s memory may live on in helping others. 

​The Foundation helps identify families in need in the US Virgin Islands and throughout the Caribbean and coordinates the distribution of funds to those families. The family is deeply involved in the foundation and holds annual events to commemorate Nigel’s birthday, which assist in providing funds for the foundation’s work and expand the volunteer network of the Nigel O. Hodge Foundation.

Nigel  was a bright 11- year old sixth grader with a passion for baseball and his studies at Lockhart Elementary School. In 1994 the family learned that Nigel was suffering from Hodgkin’s disease and sought medical help. To his detriment, a medical mistake occurred and Nigel passed away within 38 days of his diagnosis.

Our Mission
To assist children and the families of children who are afflicted with critical illnesses  in the
USVI and the Caribbean and to benefit children and families by promoting activities to
encourage physical, social, and educational wellness of children.