In partnership with
Medical care doesn’t stop at patient discharge. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia, to discover some of the greatest family needs outside the hospital walls. We work closely with hospital social workers to identify families experiencing a critical need and provide support in a meaningful way.
The LEISHLine Fund helps families admitted to CHKD who demonstrate a severe hardship. After CHKD social workers conduct an assessment to determine family needs, the fund is utilized as a short-term resource to help families with expenses related to transportation (including gas, tolls, cab fare), meals, medications, baby formula, household utilities and more. To date the LEISHLine Fund has helped more the 1,135 families and counting.
Although the actual assistance varies from family to family, the impact is ultimately the same; a grateful family able to make their child’s recover their first priority. In order to realize truly successful outcomes, we must not only treat the child, but the entire family. By covering the cost of a family’s basic needs, we can make a huge impact in the lives of these vulnerable families.