The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest center dedicated to improving children’s health in the country.
The Rehma Fund in Canada supports the hospital’s Patient Amenities Fund (PAF) that provides much-needed assistance to families dealing with the financial burden of a child’s illness. Each year, the PAF helps hundreds of families with a wide range of needs including transportation, accommodation, and medical supplies. These out-of-pocket expenses that arise can add stress to an already challenging situation for low-income families. The PAF provides financial support for patients and families across the hospital, and does not distinguish between any illnesses or injuries.
We were fortunate enough to be able to focus entirely on our daughter during her time in the hospital. We feel strongly that other families should have an opportunity to do the same.
Please visit www.sickkids.ca for more information.