Why We Do It

Kristine-Bencheck



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,
    and food on the table for their healthy children? 

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.