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Frequently Asked Questions: Make-A-Wish Foundation

Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. This document explains eligibility requirements, restrictions, and more.

Review Date: October 14, 2014

Make-A-Wish Foundation

24 Hour Help Hotline: National Children's Leukemia Foundation

Call (800) GIVE-HOPE or (718) 251-1222 to speak with trained staff who can refer you to leukemia resources and support, including referrals for initial testing, physicians, hospital admissions, and treatment options.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

National Children's Leukemia Foundation

NIH: The Children's Inn

The Children’s Inn at NIH is available to pediatric outpatients visiting NIH and their families.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

NIH Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute

Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program

The Beyond the Cure Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to childhood cancer survivors who are under 25 and diagnosed prior to age 18 as they pursue their dreams of a college education.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

National Children's Cancer Society

Financial Assistance for Childhood Cancer

The economic burden of childhood cancer can be overwhelming for parents. Learn is you are eligible for financial assistance from The National Children's Cancer Society.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

National Children's Cancer Society

Find a Pediatrician or Pediatric Specialist

Search for an American Academy of Pediatrics member pediatrician, pediatric sub-specialist, or pediatric surgical specialist in your area.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics

Kids: What Is Cancer?

This article describes the causes of cancer, and the concepts of biopsy, radiation, chemotherapy, and remission in terms that kids can understand.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation: Refer A Child

The road to a joyful wish experience starts when a caring person refers a child to the Foundation. Learn about who is eligible, the types of wishes that are granted, and how to refer a child.

Review Date: November 09, 2012

Make-A-Wish Foundation

National Children's Cancer Society Survivorship Video

This survivorship video can help educate and inspire childhood cancer survivors to embrace their future, recognize their conquests and successfully handle the challenges ahead of them.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

National Children's Cancer Society

Nutrition Needs for Kids with Cancer

When your child is undergoing cancer treatment, a good diet is needed to stay strong during treatment. Learn how you can help your child get the extra nutrients needed to stay strong during treatment.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Patient Aid Program: Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

The Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc. provides financial aid to leukemia patients and their families to help cover approved medications and lab fees incurred in treating leukemia.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Children's Leukemia Research Association, Inc.

School Support

Children at school who have a friend or classmate diagnosed with cancer often want to show their support. Here are some things you can do as a teacher or administrator to help both the patient and classmates stay involved with one another.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

CureSearch for Children's Cancer

Starlight Children's Foundation Programs

Starlight brings together experts from pediatric health care, technology and entertainment to create outpatient, hospital-based and Web-based programs that help brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Teens: Coping with Chemo

Coping with Chemo chronicles the stories of two teens with cancer and their struggle to cope with their disease and treatment. Each webisode addresses a different topic, including getting diagnosed, side effects, telling friends, and celebrating the last treatment.

Review Date: October 29, 2012

Starlight Children’s Foundation