Funded project

Financial assistance for families with children with cancer

Madrid - Spain

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is a frightening experience for the whole family. Treatment normally starts immediately and it is often given many miles from the child’s home. It can last for up to three years, which can place a considerable financial burden on a family.  

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • PcComponentes clients 15.000€
  • Direct beneficiaries 19

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 66

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundación Caíco

Budget

  • Others 15.000€
  • Total 15.000€
15.000€

Description

The project “Financial Help for families with a children with cancer” provides economical help to the family to cover the expenses from their child’s treatment. Other types of support (Psychological support, transport, food, hygiene, paying bills or home) is offered to families who are in risk of social exclusion or are in a hard situation with a poor prognosis.

Fundación Caíco gives financial assistance to the families, ranging from 400 to 1.500 euros depending on their needs, in order to provide better care for children and young people with cancer and their families.
The project is carried out within the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Department at Children's Hospital Universitario Niño Jesús de Madrid, one of the top hospitals, specializing in Cancer, in Spain with the largest number of cancer patients. 

Activities

  • To analyze the situation of each family by meeting with the parents, the psychologist of the foundation and the social worker at the hospital, where the social and economic situation of the family is known. 
  • Evaluate the economic help that is needed.
  • Grant financial aid to enable the family to face their situation based on their needs

Who will benefit?

Each year, the foundation provides 30,000 euros to families in need.

With 15,000 euros, 19 families will receive assistance towards financing their child’s cancer treatment. .

Project objectives

To help families to provide better care for children and young people with cancer by giving economic assistance to pay medical costs and transport needed for their children’s treatment and to improve the family’s quality of life.

 

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