Provides admission to several parks in Central Florida including Disney Theme Parks, Sea World, Universal Studios Orlando and Busch Gardens. Passes are available for those facing a life-threatening or terminal illness and their family members as well.
CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
Offers a one-week excursion for adults between the ages of 24 and 50 that have been diagnosed with cancer. Patients must reside in Delaware, Pennsylvania or New Jersey.
THE DREAM FOUNDATION
Grants final wishes to terminally ill adults over the age of 18.
A non-profit organization whose purpose is to reach out to residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice programs, home-bound individuals and adult day care facilities,regardless of age, to help make their dreams come true.
NEVER TOO LATE
A non-profit organization that grants wishes to the elderly (over 65) or to those that have a terminal illness. They will also grant wishes to a permanent nursing home resident regardless of their age.
REELING AND HEALING MIDWEST
A non-profit organization that hosts several fly-fishing retreats for women and men with cancer throughout the year. Also offer a retreat for family, friends and caregivers once each year as well.
SECOND WIND DREAMS
A non-profit organization that grants wishes to older adults living in eldercare facilities or in hospice care. They have granted wishes throughout the United States, Canada as well as India.
SUNSET WISH FOUNDATION
Provides wishes to adults 18 years and older who have a prognosis of less than one year. Must be a resident of the United States.
UNITED SPECIAL SPORTSMEN ALLIANCE
A non-profit Christian organization that coordinates with other agencies to grant terminally ill and disabled sportsmen and women an outdoor adventure of their dreams.
Listing Of Foundations That Grant Wishes To Adults With Cancer And Life Threatening Diseases
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As far as the medical bills are concerned, a fund raiser is great, but if your sister may qualify for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Income. I think she should apply for both programs and that she would be eligible for SSI very quickly.Your sister could receive a monthly check and help with the medical bills. SSDI takes longer to determine eligibility and you do not need a lawyer to apply. SSDI is based on how much you worked & earned over a lifetime. Your have to prove that you cannot do any of your past work skills for the next 23 consecutive months. If you are too ill to perform any work for the next year and your doctor is willing to document that for her, then she would get a check back to the date she applied and would be eligible for Medicare Disability Insurance. Depending on her on much income her husband makes and the cost of her medical treatments she is likely eligible for one of these programs. Most States have medical insurance pools to where, if you are eligible, you can purchases medical insurance at no cost to low cost depending on income. Your sister should ask one of her doctors to refer her to the hospitals social workers to see what programs she might be eligible for. The American Cancer Society is also a great resource.
I am hopeful that your sister will find an organization to provide her with the dream vacation. Just look on the web and you will see non-profit groups that grant these wishes for adults. I hope this info. helps & that your sister stays strong & positive.
The American Cancer Society in your State or city is another resource that would be good to contact later on.
I hope, by now, someone has helped you get this information, but I wanted to make sure you knew who to talk to & get help from. I know the situation feels over whelming, but there is help available to lighten your burdens. Hamg in there and I will keep you in my thoughts.
I put on a benefit to raise money to get them there but did not raise enough to pay for transpiration, hotel stay, tickets and spending money. $1,800.00 isn't going to take a family of 4 very far traveling to Florida from Massachusetts and have the full Disney experience.
She is only 29 years old and is fighting a losing battle against cervical cancer and was told about 3 months ago that she has about 18 months to live. She herself lost her mother to skin cancer when she was only 11 years old. It's a vicious cycle that is about to be repeated in the worst kind of way.
She has a set of 10 year old twins (1boy 1 girl). The father is the only one working and on his modest income they live check to check and could not afford this trip with out the help of others. I REALLY want to do this for the kids so that they may have the memory of a lifetime with their mom!! Anyone that can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Like I said I would even take a discounted family rate but if we could get them donated for free that would be even better.