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FREE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN

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 FREE AND LOW COST MEDICAL HELP FOR CHILDREN

WITH DISABILITIES/SPECIFIC DISEASES/CONDITIONS/MEDICAL NEEDS

 

It is hard enough to have a sick child in the family . Then to have financial worries on top of that can be almost too hard to handle. Following are some places where you will hopefully be able to find assistance to help take over some of the financial challenges for you.

 

 

11/09/08

SONGS OF LOVE

Here is a wonderful service for children and teens who may be physically ill , emotionally compromised or going through a tough life experience. It is called Songs of Love. It is a free service where songwriters will write a song just for your child or teen . To learn more , go here :

 

http://www.songsoflove.org/flash/home.html

 


 

 

A wonderful resource from fellow Aidmate , Elaine of TSA .

Here is the description of what type of help you will find on this site :

Medical Information and Resources for Children with Chronic, Life-Threatening Illnesses and Disabilities


"Find medical information and resources for children with special needs, chronic illness and disabilities such as: autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, ADHD, ADD and more here at Brave Kids. Brave Kids provides parents and children with information on health services, financial assistance, support groups, child care, dental assistance, camps, transportation and physical therapy to name a few.

Brave Kids provides thousands of resources nationwide for special needs children, plus local resources in: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and Orange County, Washington DC / Baltimore, Seattle, Memphis, Pensacola, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami, Palm Beach, Ft. Myers, Naples, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg Area, Buffalo and Syracuse. Our resources and health care service listings are expanding into more cities every year."

http://bravekids.org/

 

 

 

 

11/07/08

When serious illness strikes the children of single parents, this foundation eases some of the pain.

FOR SINGLE PARENTS WITH SICK KIDS

If you are fortunate to live near any of the medical facilities listed on the following page , you can get assistance for rent , groceries , and more , so that you can concentrate on being with your sick child.

http://www.andreriveroflife.org/partners.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL HELP 

Aubrey Rose has grants to help pay for PAST DUE BILLS having to due with a seriously ill child . According to the site they are talking about 'life threatening illnesses ' .Check it out to see if your child qualifies. Here is the page to apply for the grant.

  AUBREY ROSE GRANTS

 

 

 

 

 

United Health Care 

What they do :

"What does the Foundation do?

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This “support” is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans. "

http://www.unitedhealthcarechildrensfoundation.org/apply.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  FREE HOSPITAL CARE FOR CHILDREN

 

  • Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Mexico providing specialized care for orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate. All services are provided at no charge.

Eligibility for care is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner."


  SHRINER'S HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

 

 

 

  • ST. JUDES CHILDRENTS RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Patient Acceptance
Acceptance is based on the patient's eligibility for an ongoing treatment study, regardless of a patient’s race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality or ability to pay.

Financial Responsibility
All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. St. Jude covers all costs of treatment at St. Jude beyond those reimbursed by third-party insurers, and total costs at St. Jude when no insurance is available. St. Jude also provides assistance with transportation costs and local living expenses during treatments (see Travel and Where to Stay in Related Topics).
 
 

ST. JUDES CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITALS

 

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR FAMILIES WITH CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN 

  •   Jessica's Hope Chest, Inc.

 "(a foundation for critically ill children) is dedicated to helping critically ill children up to the age of eighteen (18) years old (but not past the child's eighteenth birthday). Jesica's Hope Chest, will assist families with critically ill children and help cover costs of necessities which are not covered by private medical insurance and/or government medical assistance programs . We will help cover the cost of transportation to and from medical facilities, and help fund housing costs when medical treatment is at a hospital far from home. We will also help families purchase specialized equipment and formulas. Below is a list of other activities that Jesica's Hope Chest, Inc. (A Foundation for Critically Ill Children) will be providing but shall not be limited to;


Assist child life specialist with activities and interact with children and families in the children's medical centers and pediatric clinics.


Assist patients, families, and staff members with locating appropriate health related information (books, journals, internet information, etc.)


Serve as liaison between patients and staff members in the identification of potential patient needs, problems, or complaints.


Provide follow up services, such as helping families cover the cost of lifesaving medications for children up to the age of (18) eighteen.


Help locate Universities, hospital and/or other child help organizations who may provide financial assistance for major surgical procedures, and other lifesaving medical needs. "

JESSICA'S HOPE CHEST

 

 

 

  • This organization provides for a wide range of services for children with disabilities.

"We are a non-profit organization which supports the needs of medically and physically challenged children.

 We exist to increase lifestyle opportunities and quality of life for recipients by providing equipment and/or services that would not otherwise be affordable. "

  KAITLIN MARIE BELL FOUNDATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELP FOR SPECIFIC CONDITIONS/DISEASES

 

 

 

 

  • FOR CHILDREN WHO NEED WHEELCHAIRS  AND MOBILTY AIDS

 

Requests for Handicapped Wheelchair Vans and Vehicles - via Email-

"Please let us know if you are in need of a handicapped adapted vehicle. Contact us via email at                   

 Request-Vehicle@SpecialKidsFund.org with :
(1) details of the type of accessible vehicle you are in need of
(2) disability involved
(3) financial need
(4) your location, with Zip Code
(requests by email only; no calls, please)

Family must demonstrate that they do not have the resources to afford a vehicle on their own and show a good driving record. They will also be required to carry car insurance.

Although we have been successful in placing a number of used vans for clients looking for accessible transportation, in the past; we can make no guarantees as to availability, time frame or location of the vehicles. As one may imagine, the number of requests exceeds the number of donations. Your submission of a request will put your name in process for evaluation.

 

 

  • If your child is in a wheelchair , here is a great free program for them

"WOW (WINNERS ON WHEELS) was established in 1991 as a non profit organization for children who use wheelchairs.


WOW is a social/recreation program designed to assist children in developing positive self-esteem and to promote independence through attendance at Circle meetings.

WOW Circle Meetings provide a structure for Winners to try new endeavors at least twice a month with the leadership of trained volunteers.

WOW Curriculum includes a progression of challenges, activities and awards for children as they set attainable goals for themselves and experience personal achievements.

WOW Winners make new friends in their Circles as they also make new discoveries about themselves."

WINNERS ON WHEELS

 

 

 

 

 

  • MORE FOR ASSISTIVE DEVICES ,              MEDICAL HELP ,    AND        MORE FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED KIDS

 

"The Challenged America

Website is a medium through which disadvantaged, physically challenged children (or with help from  parents) submit requests for medical attention, rehabilitative therapy and/or assistive devices they would otherwise be unable to obtain. The benefits to the children go far beyond the physical. Assistance from Challenged America can improve their quality of life, help them gain confidence and self-esteem, and ease their reentry into the community. The encouragement and support from Randy and his organization, alone, can result in their becoming inspired to conquer adversity and lead productive and rewarding lives."


*We are currently able to grant appropriations for up to a maximum of $500, so please submit requests accordingly.

  GRANT APPLICATION FORM FOR THE CHALLENGED AMERICA

 

 

  • DCRF grant applications

 may be used for modest awards for assistive devices, rehabilitative services, arts and humanities projects, or for efforts to bolster compliance with existing laws for the benefit of children with disabilities. Applications may be submitted by families (parent or guardian) for an individual child, or by a non-profit organization for a small group of children.


Applications are available between April and September, by writing to
 
 Disabled Children's Relief Fund
 P.O. Box 89
 Freeport, New York 11520

 

 



 

  • ANOTHER GRANT PROGRAM FOR DISABLED CHILDREN
  • ( Thank you Elaine of TSA !)

http://www.themorganproject.org/Grants.html

 

 

05/12/08 

Here is a useful page with resource links about disabled children and where to find help . This one is different though . It has many links on how to adopt a disabled child. There are many children out there that deserve a loving home !

http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/reslist/rl_dsp.cfm?subjID=3&rate_chno=11-11286

 

 

 

 

  • FOR CHILDREN WITH CYSTIC FIBROSIS

  Karen's Climb

"An all-volunteer Foundation dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by cystic fibrosis. The majority of our funds have been used to provide temporary financial assistance to families throughout Northern New England by obtaining medicines and medical supplies; providing fuel, food and transportation; keeping telephone services intact; and averting eviction from homes. "

603 595-8055

KAREN'S CLIMB 

 

 

 

     

  • FOR CHILDREN WITH CHILDHOOD CANCERS

 from the Childhood Cancer Foundation , here  is a large page of connections to organizations that help pay for many challenges associated with childhood cancer : 

FINANCIAL HELP FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER.

 

Another page full of support groups , financial assistance and more for challenges related to childhood cancer :

CANCER INDEX PAGE

 

  • Another page for children with cancer

Many organizations are listed here. The credit for finding this very helpful site comes from our fellow Aidmate , Elaine of TSA .

KIDS CANCER CRUSADE LINKS

 

 

This site is pretty comprehensive , with peer support , family support , links , resources and more .

Welcome to the Ped-Onc Resource Center, a web site for parents, friends, and families of children who have or had childhood cancer. This resource center was created by and for people who know young people who are recovering from cancer.

http://www.acor.org/ped-onc/index.html

 

 

The list below is from a great site called Pediatric Oncology Resource Center .

 Go to this site for TONS of wonderful support and help :

 http://www.acor.org/ped-onc/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

  • FOR CHILDREN WITH LIVER DISEASES

Guidelines for Direct Family Support
PURPOSE
The purpose of “direct family support” is to provide a source of financial assistance to families of pediatric patients, ages 0-21, suffering from liver disease who are unable to afford necessary services.  It is intended as a source of funds after all other avenues have been exhausted.


GUIDELINES FOR HELP FOR CHILDREN WITH LIVER DISEASE

 

 

 

 

  • FOR CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ISSUES 

 

When a child is battling mental challenges , everyone in their life should be called to support the child. Here is a page listing programs that support this theory . The programs are listed for each state and also include a person to contact. This is not necessarily a free program , but if you get in touch with the contact person , they will help you sort the financial aspect out. 

CHILDRENS CAMPAIGN FOR MENTAL HEALTH

 

 


 

 

 

WISH FULFILLMENT ORGANIZATIONS 

 

Here is a list of wish fufillment organizations. Many have specific conditions for granting wishes (specific medical condition , age of child ,geographical location ,  etc. )  

WISH FULFILLMENT ORGANIZATION LINKS

 

 

This is the direct link to how the Make-a-Wish foundation works :

http://www.wish.org/about/how_we_grant_wishes

 

 

 

 

FOR CHILDREN with HEARING challenges

This site has free resources for parents and teachers of hard of hearing children.

http://www.oraldeafed.org/materials/index.html

 

 

 

I don't usually list for-profit organizations , however , this is a great product if you have a child with allergies and sensitivities. It is all natural play dough . In all natural scents. They also make one for children who need gluten free dough . A great offering for children who would love to use a play dough but haven't been able to because of an allergy or sensitivity that may make their condition worse ( such a ADHD) They are also wonderful aromatherapy. I think that many adults would love it too. I am thinking of getting some  ; )

 

http://aroma-dough.com/kids-products.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will add more as I find it. I hope to find help for a great variety of childhood medical challenges.-soulight

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woman in a shoe   in reply to Imahobbit
Ok
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Imahobbit   in reply to woman in a shoe
Good luck!! Keep me posted. Praying
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Imahobbit
I am sorry that i miss understand your message. Now that i have went back and look at your message yes i have been here Just about a few weeks ago my dr wanting me to have some test - surgery well one the place call me and said my insurance wouldn't pay for it there that i had to go to this other place where my insurance would pay for it make it short i couldn't get it done only by paying for it well i don't have the money to pay for it so as of today i hadn't had it done. I am checking around to see if i can find anyplace that will do it without me having to pay for it if i do find anyplace o will let u know
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Imahobbit   in reply to woman in a shoe
Thanks I'm not super tech savvy and thought maybe some of you had experienced similar circumstance. I am more concerned w my kiddo but this is what she has chosen to fixate on....
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woman in a shoe   in reply to Imahobbit
Hi the person u posted to not been on here in years. All we can do is give u information where u mite get help. As of right now there no resources that will help with a medical bill. Maybe check with the hospital and see if they can help u. I know when a friend was in the hospital last year i seen a sign that said if u not able to pay for your hospital bill let us know . Hope this can help u.
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Imahobbit   in reply to soulight
At an ER after a sports injury, they inadvertently found a nodule on my daughters thyroid. We are now working it up with a high suspicion for cancer. How do you find financial help before (and hopefully not) a diagnosis of cancer? We have a self funded insurance plan which pays at my facility great (sm country hospital) but outside we have high deduct able and out of pocket...we are going to pedi Specialist Nearly 5 hours away for first visit Wednesday. This has all happened within the last week and I'm down to $1500 in my savings. What do you do??? I'm so worried about her and how we can pay all this.....
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missjanie   in reply to zoeys mom
Your welcome, best of luck to you :-)
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zoeys mom   in reply to missjanie
Thank you so much. I will call them right away.
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missjanie   in reply to zoeys mom
Hi since he is an active service man have them call 18774AIDVETS and explain there situation, they may can guide in the right direction, God Bless
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zoeys mom
I am looking for help for a family with a 2 month old with vein of galen malformation. The dad is a lance corpral in the Marines in Oceanside, Ca. They just found out that they will need to travel once a month to Stanford Medical Center to be evaluated by a pediatric neurosurgeon. They have two other children. They are in desparate need of travel expenses monthly. It will be around 900 miles round trip. Any ideas of organizations that could cover their travel? They have friends to stay with so housing is covered.
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helper12345   in reply to littlepap122712
Hi there we need a kid to help we do a motocylce ride to help raise money
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helper12345   in reply to mum2b
So your 7 months old is the one having sugery?
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mum2b   in reply to helper12345
My son is autistic and I'm 7 months pregnant and a single parent
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helper12345   in reply to mum2b
Do u have a sick kid??
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mum2b   in reply to helper12345
Hi there...I was wondering if you or anyone u knew that could help me..I don't know what to do...I'm scared
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helper12345   in reply to littlepap122712
We do a benifit each year we needy a kid and to help
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Socha
I need to find an organization that could help affording a brain surgery for my nephew in Honduras, He is 4 years old, my brother doesn't have the financial resources, neither a health insurance, my nephew is having a lot of seizures, because a cyst in his brain that need to be remove, please help me to find an insistence.My brother is in pain and desperate!
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littlepap122712
I need to find an organization that will help my daughteran her son. He has carnialstenosis and is having surgery in June.
She is in need of money for gas for her stay stay away from
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Schmidty
 in response to soulight...   

I agree that's what some of us are here for .....to help. If you and/or I have information that will help some one ,it seems to me a shame not to mention another persons blog. The information that we get is written down somewhere, therefore we are just passing someone elses information anyway.

Yes, it makes you wonder if and how they are doing.But with most of them we can only guess and hope they recieved the help they needed.(sigh) How soon they forget.

I just couldn't help myself about the compliment, you deserve it, every bit.

And it's my pleasure.

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soulight
 in response to nini3...   

Thank you so much nini3

It is great to hear from you. Things haven't been well for me . I guess that just makes me more empathetic for others. Your words are so kind and you have lifted me up tonight. I really do care about people and I want to help because I know what it is to be in trouble. You are also in by prayers. 

Bless you !

soulight

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