The families supported by IACKids typically have a parent that takes an unpaid leave from work so that they can be by the side of their sick child while they are going through their long-term medical treatment. In taking this leave of absence, their income is 100% eliminated for an extended period of time. IACKids steps in to make sure that this family doesn’t go into debt and we cover the bills that this lost income would’ve paid for. More importantly, IACKids removes the financial stress so that the parent can be very focused on their child.
The average amount of support we give to a family from start to finish is about $5,000 depending on the child’s condition and length of hospitalization. Some families in less severe cases simply need $500 while some families with a child with life threatening illnesses have surpassed $15,000 in total support!