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Financial Assistance for Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer

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Did you know that 30,000 – 40,000 children are currently undergoing treatment for cancer in the US?  Did you know that even with good insurance coverage, a family can still face out-pocket expenses (not including travel expenses) of $40,000+ per year?  Some parents even have to quit their jobs to care for their child in treatment.  OMG, this is heart breaking on so many levels. 

 

Check out the Isaiah Alonso Foundation (IAF)- a small, volunteer-run organization whose mission is not only to raise awareness for childhood cancer, but to provide much needed financial assistance to families of children with cancer.

 

Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…  

Isaiah Alonso Foundation (IAF) accepts applications from any family who is battling childhood cancer and finding it difficult to meet their financial obligations. Grants up to $750 can be awarded.  Families may apply once per year.

To apply for funding, families must meet the following criteria:

  • Families must be residents of the US.
  • Children must have been diagnosed with cancer before age 19; however IAF can provide grants up until the child turns 21.
  • Although there are no set income requirements to qualify per se, IAF takes everything into consideration on a case by case basis.
  • Verification of a cancer diagnosis from the child’s social worker is required.

To download an application, please click HERE.  If you have questions, please contact the Isaiah Alonso Foundation (IAF) directly via email or via phone (270) 300-5329.

Thank you IAF for all you are doing to help families affected by pediatric cancer! xoxoxo

 

 

 

Financial Assistance for Pediatric Cancer Patients Living in South Carolina

 

If you live in South Carolina and have a child with a diagnosis of cancer, check out Children’s Chance- they help support South Carolina children and their families facing pediatric cancer with non-medical needs.

 

Children’s Chance offers the following programs & types of assistance:

*  Family Support Funds Program helps pay for non-medical bills such as mortgage/rent payments, electric bills, car insurance, car repairs, and other non-medical, everyday expenses.  All funds are paid directly to vendors.

*  Angel Funds Program helps families with out-of pocket expenses such as gas, food and telephone calls. These funds are especially helpful to families who must spend time in the hospital and away from the comforts of their home.

School Supply Bash provides children with cancer and their siblings free school supplies.

Counseling Program provides funding for counseling fees for any member of family who has been touched by pediatric cancer.   Services are available while the child is in treatment, after treatment ends, and for those families whose child loses their battle with cancer.

* Children’s Chance also hosts An Evening with the Gamecocks“, a very special evening where children and their families can dine and hang out with the University of South Carolina’s football team and coaches.

To qualify for assistance from Children’s Chance:

  • Family must be a resident of South Carolina
  • Child with cancer must be between the ages of 0-18 years
  • Child with cancer must be either currently in treatment or less than one year off treatment

To find out how more information on Children’s Chance, please contact their office at (803) 254-5996 or via email @ childrenschance@childrenschance.org.