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Mother who lost son to cancer hopes foundation will help others

Updated: November 1, 2007, 4:45 PM ET
By Jay Weiner | Special to ESPN.com

As he lay dying, Eli Florence had a dream: that other boys and girls in his predicament would have a chance to spend lots of time with their parents.

As he lost his battle with leukemia, Eli, 15, knew that his mother, Trina, had left her $55,000-a-year job so she could be with him, as she says, "24-7," from diagnosis to stem-cell transplants, from remission to his final, sad days.

After all, the son said: "Mom, you can't spend time with money."

And ...

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