Why We Do It
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.