The sudden onset of a child’s life threatening illness would devastate any family. For a single parent with rapidly dwindling finances, it is unimaginable.
- How is it possible for a single mother to go to work every day while her sick child is in constant and urgent need?
- How can a single father carry on his work, when all he wants to do is to make sure that everything possible is being done for his child?
- How can single parents afford to give up their source of income and jeopardize their health insurance?
Seventy-eight percent (78%) of families whose child is diagnosed with a critical illness will experience divorce or separation. The ordeal of a child’s grave illness tests these families far beyond their endurance, and they become bankrupt financially, emotionally and physically. While we cannot cure a child, we can help them cope and soften their heartbreaking journeys.