Terminally Ill Children’s Fund supports Friends of Karen in New York
January 10th, 2013 by Brian Maiorana
Coping with a terminal illness is one life’s greatest challenges. When there are kids involved, it becomes even more heartbreaking, and frightening. When Brian Maiorana, the director of Good Charity, Inc., found out about a group called “Friends of Karen’s” in New York, we knew that the Terminally Ill Children’s Fund had to help out financially.
Friends of Karen has been around for over 30 years (since 1978), and has helped almost five thousand(!) children and their families. Their dedication to the well-being of terminally-ill children and families is “unwavering and enduring.”
The organization provides tangible financial support like covering families’ mortgage payments and utility bills when their responsibilities in caring for their sick child has left them unable to work. They pay for childcare for the sick child’s siblings, and even help cover medical expenses.
Friends of Karen also works with professional social workers to provide advocacy for families and kids to help them navigate the complexities of the medical bureaucracy.
Working with terminally-ill children and their families is one of the most difficult jobs around, but Friends of Karen in New York has been doing it for 35 years. The Terminally Ill Children’s Fund is proud to financially support “Friends of Karen” and the work they do to support and advocate for terminally-ill kids as well as their families.