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