To provide tangible solutions that support the financial and emotional burdens placed on families whose child is diagnosed with CANCER
Families who care for a child with cancer incur considerable costs during the diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up care phases of the disease. Four major themes emerged from this qualitative study as contributing factors for these expenses: necessary travel; loss of income because of a reduction or termination of parental employment; out-of-pocket treatment expenses; and inability to draw on assistance programs to supplement or replace lost income. In addition, many of the decisions with regard to the primary caregiver were gendered. Typically, the mother is the one who terminated or reduced work hours, which affected the entire family’s financial well-being.
Is to act as a life line for families by providing direct and immediate resources that offset the non-medical costs associated with treatment.
When a child of someone you know has cancer, it is common to feel worried or sad and want to do something to help.
However, many parents don’t know what to say when people offer to help. Sometimes the parents themselves are uncertain what they need. In fact, some parents say, “I’m usually the one helping others,” or “I feel embarrassed getting help.”
Parents of a child who has just been diagnosed with cancer are often overwhelmed by the new demands of the situation. Sometimes they feel uncomfortable asking friends and family for assistance.
The Morgan Frazier Cancer Foundation is there as a kind reminder to families that it's okay to need help.