We believe a pediatric cancer diagnosis should not cause the loss of a person’s job, health, home, or cause them to enter into bankruptcy to care for their child during a medical crisis. To help mitigate this, we mobilize people and resources to meet daily living requirements of families who do not qualify for government assistance.
Here to Serve envisions people inspired and mobilized to carry each other’s burdens during times of crisis, where guidance and assistance is offered freely as people and organizations collaborate to compassionately respond to those navigating life-threatening health crises. We seek to demystify the plethora of service organizations and to make them easily accessible, thereby easing the journey of those in medical crisis.
What We Do
Here to Serve provides assistance to families caring for a child in a life-or-death health crisis such as childhood cancer, transplants, critical conditions at birth, accidents, etc. We do this by:
- Mobilizing people and resources to meet daily living requirements of families who do not qualify for government assistance.
- Building online communities of support, called Care Communities, that provide a network of services and financial assistance for families with a critically-ill child.
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Here to Serve is dedicated to Silvio Quintas, Bryan Quintas, Phil Carlson and Paul Alindog who exhibited unimaginable courage, faith and dignity in their battles with cancer and are the inspiration for starting Here to Serve. Bryan Quintas won his battle with cancer. Silvio, Phil and Paul are home with the Lord. Because of these valiant warriors, Here to Serve strives to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and their caregivers in medical crisis.
Research the Cure; Treat the Illness; Manage the Journey
The journey a family must take when their child experiences a critical illness is often overlooked, yet it can make or break you. Research organizations searching for cures and hospitals treating critically-ill kids are plentiful and well-funded. But, what happens if a family makes a dollar or more than government support programs and nonprofit organizations will allow? Many middle and working-class families live on the edge just making ends meet. They often rely on two incomes and pay for private insurance usually with high deductibles and co-pays. Their treatment options and hospital choices can be limited because they chose an affordable plan betting a medical crisis will not occur…then it happens! Where do they turn?…often to family and friends. However, this can be a confusing and overwhelming labor of love for even the closest of family members and friends.
Now there is a way not only to make the journey bearable, but blessed…Here to Serve! We focus on the journey providing a family care coordinator who is an expert at organizing and mobilizing friends, family and loved ones as well as navigating and identifying resources. We allow your friends and family to help in meaningful ways with tools we know will make them more effective in supporting you and your family without overwhelming either you or your family and friends. All in an effort to make the journey easier so you can focus on your sick child and family.