ING 2011 has Finally Arrived!!!
I would like to inform everyone of what a great resource Christina’s Kidz has become for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors in the state of Florida.
Here are some numbers: In 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, Christina’s Kidz provided $233,000 in direct financial support for over 100 families in Florida when their child was undergoing treatment for this life-threatening disease. Of this amount, $106,850 helped with rent and mortgage payments and $30,325 helped with gas, electric, and water bills. The remainder provided items such as car payments, gasoline, groceries and other similar items. All assistance was given through an application submitted by a hospital social worker.
Imagine that your child is gravely ill and going through grueling treatment for a brain tumor (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, rehab and more - this can last for months and even several years). As a parent, you are scared to death about your child’s medical condition. You must also take unpaid time off from work to see that your child gets medical care and to be with him or her at this very difficult time. As it was, you were barely getting by financially. Now you don’t know how you will pay the bills. That’s when Christina’s Kidz can help.
One Florida parent said: “Our family would like to thank you for your financial assistance…it came at a time when I was truly under tremendous pressure and your help relieved me of a lot of stress.”
Another Florida parent said: “Thank you for all your help. I have been through a lot in my life but watching my baby suffer with brain cancer is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Thank you and May God bless you all.”
We thank everyone who has contributed in the past. New children are being diagnosed every week and there is a tremendous need to help families as they deal with this crisis.
Please help us by donating to help these families going through this ordeal!