Families from across Canada, travel to the Hospital for Sick Children, so their kids can receive the specialized treatment that only SickKids Hospital can provide.
These families face a number of financial challenges. This is because public health insurance only covers a fraction of the expense that a family incurs when a child is hospitalized. Families are often overwhelmed by travel, hotel, and restaurant expenses. As well, for working parents, there is often a significant loss of income.
McLeish Orlando has helped these families meet their financial hurdles. The firm has done so by contributing over $15,000.00 to the Carole Harrison Trauma Fund at SickKids Hospital.
The Carole Harrison Trauma Fund is named after a social worker who made a tremendous impact on the trauma unit at SickKids Hospital. The fund is designed to ease the burden of those parents whose child is being treated at the trauma unit at SickKids Hospital. Money from the funds is provided to families to help defray expenses while their child is recovering.
Examples of where money from the fund is used include helping with the purchase of equipment: like motion walkers, bath chairs, shower chairs, protective helmets, collars and rental wheelchairs.
Patients’ families have also been provided with meal vouchers, clothing, and accommodation at places like the Ronald McDonald House.
McLeish Orlando is proud to support SickKids trauma patients and their families.