Offers a transportation assistance fund for families who have a child with cancer. Includes transportation expenses such as:
Lodging when a child needs to stay near the hospital for treatment
Also offers an emergency assistance fund per year to families who have a child that has been an inpatient or away from home for 30 consecutive days within the past three months. Assistance may be used for:
Health insurance premiums
Agency: NATIONAL CHILDREN'S CANCER SOCIETY (NCCS)
Languages Available: English
Payment Description: No fee
Intake and 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.
-Diagnosed on or before his/her 18th birthday and treated before his/her 21st birthday.
-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.
The guardian applying for assistance must have less than $5,000 in easily accessible bank accounts.