Childhood Cancer - Patient Resources

Financial Assistance:

  • Children’s Special Health Care Services  - Michigan Department of Community Health
    A program for children and some adults with special health care needs.  It provides coverage and referral for specialty services, culturally competent services and coordinated services.  All applicants must be Michigan and have qualifying medical condition. 

Patient Education:

  • Childhood Cancer Survivor’s Map
    The Survivor's Map is an online resource specifically for adult survivors of pediatric cancer! Survivors may face many unique challenges and don’t always know where to find the resources to overcome these challenges.  The Map provides adult survivors of pediatric cancer access to key information about healthy living, education, insurance, employment, and more.

Websites of Interest:

  • Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
    This website provides information about the services of the Children’s Leukemia Foundation.  It is a statewide organization that provides information, financial assistance and emotional support to Michigan families affected by leukemia, lymphoma and related blood disorders. 
  • National Children’s Leukemia Foundation
    This organization supports medical research and direct patient care programs that ease the financial social and psychological burdens of families with a diagnosis of cancer .  They offer a hotline, 1-800-GIVE-HOPE (800-448-3467), that provides information, referrals for initial testing, physicians, hospital admissions, and treatment options. 
  • Wigs 4 Kids  
    A program available to any child or teen from ages 3 through 18 in Michigan with hair loss.  There is no cost to the child or the family.  Wigs 4 Kids will provide custom-fitted, age-appropriate wigs. 
  • SuperSibs!
    The focus of this landing page is the siblings of children with cancer.   Siblings often have fears and anxiety come from the family coping with pediatric cancer. 
  • Kids Kicking Cancer
    This program provides weekly classes for children in the mind-body techniques of the martial arts, with the goal of easing pain while empowering children to heal physically, spiritually and emotionally.  Specially trained black belt instructors teach visualization and relaxation.  All classes and uniforms are provided at no cost to families.   Currently offered in Wayne, Oakland Macomb and Washtenaw areas 
  • Camp Quality
    Camp Quality is a camp serving children with cancer by providing a year-round camping program at no cost.  Any child ages 4-18 who has been diagnosed with cancer (at any state of treatment or remission) can attend.  A one-on -one companion is assigned to each child to care for their needs.  Each camp is staffed with an on-site 24 hour medical team to care for all medical needs.