Did you know the average cost of stay in a hospital for a childhood cancer patient is about $40,000? Even more for childhood cancer patients in Salina. Children diagnosed with cancer who live in Salina, Kansas cannot be treated in Salina. A small percentage of childhood cancer patients that live in Salina must travel to Wichita to seek treatment. However, a majority of these children and their families travel to Kansas City seeking treatment. Some patients even travel outside of the state to receive care.
Friends Help Friends is a community outreach program that assists families with a child diagnosed with cancer. Families receive a warrior wagon filled with items for the entire family. Each wagon includes snacks, travel essentials, travel games and gifts cards for the family.
The program also provides:
• Holiday packages
• Information resource packets
• Annual family day for area families affected by childhood cancer
• Parent to parent support
• Assistance grants
The Love, Chloe Foundation is proud to offer direct financial assistance to families of children with cancer.
To apply for financial assistance from the Love, Chloe Foundation, please complete and submit an application along with the required accompanying documents. Subject to the availability of funds for grants, applications are reviewed by our Family Support Council approximately once a month. You will be contacted by the Love, Chloe Foundation following review of your application.
Please contact Heidi Feyerherm-Smith at (785) 342-5534 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions concerning the application process.