Josiah is a beautiful 14-month-old boy who has been diagnosed with Menkes disease, a rare genetic condition that requires around-the-clock care from his mother. Josiah has been hospitalized several times this year causing financial strain for this family of seven, including Josiah's four siblings aged 3 to 18 years old.
Maximum Hope was able to pay this family's overdue utility bills and offer a gift card to be used for everyday needs.
Emily is a vibrant 5-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a diffuse infiltrating pontine glioma brain tumor. As a result, Emily has multiple on-going medical issues. There are five children in her family ranging in ages from 8 weeks to 11 years old. Emily's mother is the primary caretaker for the children; her father has struggled to find regular work during these tough economic times.
Maximum Hope was able to assist this family by paying their rent, water and power bills, and car insurance. We also provided a gift card so they could purchase other necessities for their home and family.
Michael is an amazing 6-year-old boy. He is talkative, funny, smart, and brings joy to everyone that he meets. Michael has several very complex medical issues including heart disease and severe liver problems, and his current hospitalization has lasted over five months. The extended stay has taken a huge financial and emotional toll on Michael's dedicated and adoring single mother.
Maximum Hope assisted this family with rent and gift cards for food and other daily necessities.
Daniel is a bright 8-year-old boy fighting myelodysplasia, a pre-cancerous blood disorder that can only be cured by a bone marrow transplant. Daniel has a 10-year-old sister and two older siblings in college; he is set to undergo his second sibling donor transplant as the first transplant was unsuccessful. Due to Daniel's chemotherapy and recurring medical issues he and his mother have had to live in close proximity to the hospital for the past 11 months, which has been challenging for this devoted family.
Maximum Hope was able to provide a gas card, utility bill payments and a gift item for Daniel.
Peter is a charming 12-year-old boy who is currently battling osteosarcoma, cancer of the bone. He is also struggling with cardiomyopathy which is thought to be a side-effect of the very potent chemotherapy drugs. Unfortunately, the hospital is a 5-hour commute from Peter's home, making it difficult for his father and brother to visit often.
Maximum Hope was able to grant Peter's wish by providing him with an X-Box 360, allowing him to communicate and play live games with his brother during his extended hospitalization. We also sent food vouchers as Peter was having difficulty consuming the hospital food.