Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer

Clayton Dabney for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories by providing last wishes, gifts, special events, family travel and financial assistance with household expenses. Our assistance is arranged through the parents and is anonymous to the child.

National Children’s Cancer Society

The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors.

Financial Assistance – Transportation Assistance Fund – alleviates the financial burden of travel, meals and lodging for families who have a child with cancer. This includes transportation expenses such as mileage and airfare, meal assistance to families whose children are receiving treatment in the hospital or need to remain near their treatment facility, and lodging when a child needs to stay near the hospital for treatment and nonprofit lodging is unavailable.

Eligibility:

♦ Child must be diagnosed with cancer. If child has a brain tumor, the tumor must be high grade (III or IV) or anaplastic to be eligible.

♦ Child must have been diagnosed on or before his/her 18th birthday and treated before his/her 21st birthday. Adults who relapse after their 18th birthday and who were not previously  assisted are not eligible for services.

♦ Child must be a citizen of the United States or reside in the United States with an I-551 card (green card) for 12 months without prior history of the current illness.

♦ Guardian applying for assistance must have less than $5,000 in easily accessible bank accounts (such as checking and savings).

Emergency Assistance Fund provides $200 in emergency assistance per year to families who have a child that has been inpatient or away from home for (30) consecutive days within the past three months. Assistance may be used for mortgage, rent, utility payments, childcare, health insurance premiums, car expenses or treatment-related expenses such as meals away from home, prescriptions, and parking.

Eligibility:

♦ Transportation Assistance Fund eligibility must be met

♦ Child must have been inpatient for 30 consecutive days during the past 90 days OR child must have been away from home/relocated for treatment for 30 consecutive days during the past 90 days.

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation

Jen’s Friends Cancer Foundation provides supplemental financial assistance. That means that we supplement existing financial resources to pay for non-medical expenses that are not covered by other programs (such as Medicare, fuel assistance, etc.)

The types of support given to a client are customized to that client’s situation and financial needs. Listed below are some of the expenses Jen’s Friends would support:

♦ Rent, mortgage, taxes

♦ Utilities

♦ Groceries

♦ Travel expenses to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments

♦ Child care during times of treatment

♦ Prescriptions not covered by other sources

♦ Prescription and insurance co-payments

♦ Other special expenses to support quality of life

NHDHHS, Special Medical Services

SMS provides care coordination services; support for child development and neuromotor clinics; nutritional and feeding/swallowing consultation; psychological and physical therapy services. Special Medical Services provides medical and financial services to children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Children with special health care needs are those who have, or are at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions, which require health and related services of a type beyond that, required by children generally.

Locks of Love

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics. Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure.

Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation

The Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) is a non-profit national health organization committed to finding a cure for neuroblastoma through research, education, awareness and advocacy. The premier source for neuroblastoma information and resources, CNCF initiatives educate the public about a disease dramatically lacking in awareness and funding. It serves as an advocate for families, as well as a liaison between healthcare providers and families.