N8 FAMILY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS
We learned early on during Nathan’s battle against DIPG that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to go through the journey without help and support. Most people understand and appreciate the obvious emotional and physical tolls associated with having a child who has been diagnosed with brain cancer; however, what most people do not realize is that it takes a heavy financial toll as well. This is especially true because most types of pediatric brain cancers require the entire family to relocate to a specialized children’s hospital located outside of their local area. Medical bills, travel costs, parking fees, hotels, meals, etc. add up quickly and create additional stress to an already stressful and overwhelming situation. In addition, time that was once used to work is in most cases consumed by other things, such as, treatment schedules, doctor’s vists, etc. It is for these reasons that we decided to offer Family Financial Assistance Grants to families of children fighting DIPG – if for no other reason than to help ease the financial burdens associated with this disease and to allow families to spend more quality time together. At this time, we are limiting these grants to families of children who have been diagnosed with DIPG and who reside in California. The grant amount will be limited to one request per 12-month period. Prior to the initial grant being provided, the child’s diagnosis and treatment must be confirmed/verified in writing by the child’s treating physician and/or assigned social worker. In addition, the family will provide a brief statement as to the intended use of the grant(s).
N8 FAMILY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANT
To apply for a N8 Family Financial Assistance Grant from The N8 Foundation, the parent or legal guardian of the diagnosed child must complete and submit the attached application together with all of the required supporting documents. Failure to fully complete all items and/or submit the required supporting documents may result in your application being delayed or denied.
What Is A Family Financial Assistance Grant?
A N8 Family Financial Assistance Grant is a monetary grant that the family of the diagnosed child can use for any purpose that benefits the child, including, but not limited to, medical or non-medical expenses, family trips, travel expenses, etc. A family may apply for one Assistance Grant in a 12 month period.
Who Can Apply?
What Documents Do I Need To Submit With The Application?
Where Do I Send The Completed Application For Consideration?
The Board of Directors will consider all completed submissions within thirty (30) days.