The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and welfare of so many people. At the same time, many of our wish children have been quarantined to protect their weakened immune systems. This in turn has forced parents to stay home with their children. Many of our families experienced work stoppages and layoffs compounding their already difficult situations.
The Kohler Cancer Fund stepped up to help Michigan families battling a life threatening illnesses. Since partnering with The Rainbow Connection last year, they provided assistance to seven of our wish families. Their program is based upon the specific needs of a particular family and are designed to offset the hidden costs for families as they battle cancer. Assistance may be used to cover the costs of temporary lodging while the child undergoes treatment, child care expenditures, transportation costs, lost wages and more. This Fund helped our families shore up their financial setbacks so they can focus on helping their child through their medical procedures and treatment all while trying to keep them safe from the virus.
Ingrid Todt, Wish Director at the Rainbow Connection, says “This assistance that you are providing t to these fragile families is such an incredible gift. Calling to make them aware of your commitment to them, and hearing their shouts of joy or tears of hope over the phone – you are making such a difference!”
Aiden’s family, who received assistance from the Kohler Cancer Fund says, “Our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts for the generous donations. It lifts such a burden off our family’s shoulders.”
Thank you, Kohler Cancer Fund, for the amazing work that you do to help families in need!