COVID-19 has disrupted everyday life in so many ways. For families like Lakelynn’s, who were traveling monthly from North Carolina for a clinical trial in Boston, navigating her cancer diagnosis is more difficult than ever.
Children in cancer treatment are immunocompromised, making them one of the groups most susceptible to COVID-19. But for children with cancer, treatment can’t stop. Lakelynn’s doctors have arranged for treatment to continue at nearby Duke University, but her weakened immune system means they must be extra vigilant to protect her during this pandemic.
As everyone navigates this “new normal,” the needs of childhood cancer families don’t stop. Many families already operate on one income and are facing even more economic uncertainty during this pandemic. But they still need to travel for treatment. They still need to get groceries to feed their families. They still need to find safe lodging near hospitals to isolate themselves.
More than ever, they still need our help.
How You Can Help Right Now
In response to these immediate needs, ALSF has created an emergency fund to help families during this critical time. To properly address the issues families are facing, this fund will provide:
- Extended hotel stays so families can remain close to treatment.
- Grocery assistance for families whose income is impacted by the virus.
- Support for families traveling to their home hospital for standard treatment.
Families need these solutions now. You can help ALSF continue to provide these critical services. Your donation can mean another hotel stay, another weeks’ worth of groceries, another day of peace of mind over finances for these families.
Together, we can help families navigate this uncertain time. Give today and make a meaningful difference for all children fighting this disease.