Over 83% of families with a child with cancer will experience some level of financial hardship. As far as we’re concerned, that’s 83% too many. At Angels Among Us, our mission is to reduce a family’s financial burdens as much as possible so that they can focus on their child. We work in cooperation with social workers at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine to identify families in need—any family living in or being treated in Nebraska is eligible to apply. Once approved, we provide families either $500 or $750 per month, based on household income, for the duration of their treatment plan toward the payment of bills. We pay creditors directly to ensure donations are used responsibly.
Over the last 17 years, we have helped nearly 700 families with expenses totaling to close to $5 million. But most importantly, we have helped nearly 700 families read bedtime stories and play board games without the all-consuming worry of paying bills such as: