Financial Assistance for Families of Children with Brain Tumors

Financial Assistance for Families of Children with Brain Tumors

Financial Assistance for Families of Children with Brain Tumors

 

The Butterfly Fund (created by The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation) provides financial assistance to needy families of children and young adults with brain and spinal cord tumors.

Who qualifies for financial assistance from The Butterfly Fund?

Families of children and young adults with brain or spinal cord tumors who have an unmet financial need that is a direct result of the child’s brain tumor diagnosis and who are receiving treatment/care at one of the following facilities:

Alabama
Birmingham Children’s Hospital

California
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Florida
All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg
Arnold Palmer, Orlando
Kids Cancer Foundation, Loxahatchee
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital), Miami
Pediatric Oncology Support Team, West Palm Beach
Shands Children’s Hospital, Gainesville
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa

Georgia
Backus Children’s Hospital, Savannah
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta

Illinois
Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Kentucky
Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington

Louisiana
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans

Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer Center, Boston

Mississippi
Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, Jackson

South Carolina
Bi-Lo Children’s Cancer Center, Greenville
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Palmetto Health Children’s, Columbia

Tennessee
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville
T.C. Thompson Children’s, Chattanooga
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Rent and mortgage payments, utility bills (electric, gas, and water), car loan and car insurance payments
  • Travel expenses associated with treatment away from home
  • Items not covered by insurance or other means such as special medications, long-term rehabilitation services, hearing aids, wigs and prosthetic devices, home health services, etc.
  • Funeral expenses

Bills owed prior to the child’s diagnosis, cable/internet/cell phone bills, credit card and personal loan payments, auto repairs and medical bills of the patient or other family members are NOT typically covered.

All requests for financial assistance through this program must be made through social worker at any of the medical facilities listed above.  Once a family’s application is completed and signed by appropriate medical personnel, it is submitted to the The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.  Most applications are approved within 2 -5 business days. Funds get disbursed directly to the creditor.

One thought on “Financial Assistance for Families of Children with Brain Tumors

  1. Corina Connley

    Any brain tumor is inherently serious and life-threatening because of its invasive and infiltrative character in the limited space of the intracranial cavity. However, brain tumors (even malignant ones) are not invariably fatal, especially lipomas which are inherently benign. Brain tumors or intracranial neoplasms can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign);,..’.

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