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©2019 by The Boston Children’s Hospital Family Support Fund in Memory of Bernice and Philip Frieze

Your Sponsorship at Work

Your Sponsorship goes a long way with The Boston Children’s Hospital Family Support Fund in Memory of Bernice and Philip Frieze.  Below we present just a few of these stories.

Seven-year old Billy has Lymphatic Malformation, rare, non-malignant masses that can cause multiple health issues. He has many Boston Children’s appointments each month, and his mom must take unpaid time off work to bring him here.

GAS CARDS HELPED MOM GET BILLY TO AND FROM THE HOSPITAL, AND TARGET GIFT CARDS PROVIDED FOOD AND CLOTHING.

 

Four-year-old Nina has a complex medical history, including Chronic Respiratory Failure. Nina’s breath – and life — depends on her connection to a mechanical ventilator. Her dad works multiple jobs to support the family while her mom cares for her. Recently Nina’s mom had arm surgery. Her dad needed to take time off work to care for both Nina and her mom. The struggling family is at risk of having their electricity shut off.

BY HELPING PAY THE FAMILY’S ELECTRICITY BILLS, WE KEPT NINA’S LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT RUNNING.

 

Adam is a 10-month-old with significant Gastrointestinal (GI) issues. Due to his condition, he’s had multiple replacements of a GI tube placed into his stomach and intestine. The family lives in western Massachusetts. Adam’s mom is unable to travel to Boston Children’s - she needs to stay home to care for Adam’s older brother, who has autism. Following Adam’s last  inpatient stay at Boston Children’s, his dad lost his job due to taking time off to be with Adam.

WE WERE ABLE TO HELP THE FAMILY PAY THEIR ELECTRICITY BILLS, ALLEVIATING THEIR FINANCIAL BURDEN.

 

Yara is a 12-year-old with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a genetic disorder, and developmental delays. Her mom cares for Yara and her brother and works two jobs to pay the bills. Both children are patients at Primary Care at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Martha Eliot Health Center. Yara has grown a lot this year and needed new clothing, shoes and a warm jacket.

TARGET STORE GIFT CARDS ALLOWED YARA TO PICK OUT THE NEW CLOTHES SHE NEEDED.