Financial Assistance

Cancer, like any chronic illness, can cause financial stress and even bankruptcy.  In this section, you can read about organizations that help ease the financial burden brought on by this diagnosis.  Some provide assistance with living expenses; while others help cover medical expenses or provide supplies at no cost.  Some provide travel assistance or cover travel-related expenses, grant academic scholarships and even make “wishes” come true.

 

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Helps Pay for Travel Expenses for Pediatric Cancer Patients

Thanks to a generous grant from TD Bank, Alex’s  Lemonade Stand Foundation (an incredible organization that funds 250 research projects a year in hopes of finding a cure for pediatric cancer) can now help defray travel-related expenses for pediatric cancer patients.  Specific areas of financial assistance include:  airline tickets and gas cards; hotels...


Raising $$$ to Help Cover Cancer Treatments & Expenses

I had no idea how expensive having cancer could be, that is until I lived it… co-pays, RXs, supplements, OTC meds, special foods, private nursing assistance, testing or procedures that insurance didn’t cover (even though we had excellent insurance coverage), parking fees at doctor’s offices, the list of expenses goes on & on.  An...


What Does Swimming with Sharks & Cancer Have in Common?

One of Alan’s very favorite things to do was to scuba dive.  He loved marine life.  In Tahiti, he swam next to with an 11 foot lemon shark and LOVED it.  So needless to say when I heard about Fin Forward, I got pretty excited. What is Fin Forward? Here’s the...


SAM Fund helps Young Adult Cancer Survivors

  ATTN:  Young Adult Cancer Survivors You’ve just beaten a diagnosis of cancer and now it’s time to get on with your life. Oh yeah!  But in addition to the common challenges facing most 20 & 30 year olds (like paying off school loans, finding a job, meeting everyday expenses,...


Fertility & Cancer…

I have met quite a few parents whose children are cancer survivors.  And their journey’s have some major similarities.  First, their child was suddenly diagnosed with cancer and literally started chemotherapy the very next day.  Secondly, in each instance, the oncologists never discussed the longer term affects that cancer treatments...


Expensive Medical Bills? You May Be Eligible For Big Tax Deductions…

MEET GUEST BLOGGER Rob Harris…  Rob is a husband, a father (to two Army officers, one currently stationed in Afghanistan) and a human resources professional. And in his spare time, he is a devoted caregiver (his wife Cindy is a 2x cancer survivor), a caregiver coach, and a soon-to-be published...


Doorway to New Opportunities for Women

If you’re both a woman and a cancer survivor (of any type), check out Pink Door, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping female cancer survivors begin a new life after cancer.  First priority is given to women throughout the Greater Houston area, surrounding counties and within Texas. Financial Assistance Program My...


Pennies from Heaven Provides Financial Assistance

If you are a parent caring for a sick child and need help making ends meet, Pennies from Heaven may be able to help. Financial Assistance for Families With a Sick Child Pennies from Heaven provides financial assistance for families in need so they don’t have to leave their sick child’s...


FREE Hats for Cancer Patients

Personally I love bald men so when Alan lost his hair due to chemo (actually we shaved it off before it fell out), I told him “Bald men are HOT!” and that “I love the way you look… with AND without hair.”  But without hair, his head became very sensitive to temperature changes....




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