A cancer diagnosis changes every aspect of a family’s life. Next to the well-being of a child, a parent’s most pressing concern is often financial.

Special Love provides emergency financial relief to Special Love families, as well as families who have not yet participated in our programing, to help with non-medical financial needs through the Kathy Russell Emergency Relief Fund.

Types of Covered Expenses:

  • Utilities (electric, gas, phone) which are in danger of being shut off for non-payment
  • Auto repairs that are necessary to allow a parent or caregiver to provide transportation to and from medical treatment
  • Rent or mortgage payments
  • Other emergency situations involving basic living expenses
  • Funeral expenses

Families must request funds through the patient’s social worker, doctor, or other hospital representative, not directly to Special Love. All payments are made directly to the service provider and not the customer.

For more information, contact Jan Bresch.