The Children's Fund closes the gap between resources and breakthroughs. Gifts to the Children’s Fund are unrestricted, meaning the funds are used where the need is greatest. It touches all areas of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and furthers the hospital’s mission. Supporting the Children’s Fund enables our critical work of saving children’s lives. It also ensures that children have access to one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals.
Your support through the Children’s Fund will provide essential resources, allowing CHOP to quickly respond to new opportunities and unexpected needs. Here are some recent examples of projects supported by the Children’s Fund.
A donation to The Children’s Fund fuels CHOP’s mission. It helps families find what they’re looking for: breakthroughs that make a difference.
Support for Families
Chiquita and Adonis were terrified when they learned their unborn daughter Emoni had a tumor growing from her tailbone. The couple from Macon, GA, were referred to CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) where national experts in fetal medicine have unparalleled experience treating babies with birth defects and their expectant mothers. The CFDT also has a wealth of support services for expectant parents.
Chiquita and Adonis made full use of those support services during their multiple visits to CHOP. After confirming the baby’s diagnosis of sacrococcygeal teratoma, clinicians made a plan for treatment after birth, and continued monitoring mom and baby for the remainder of the pregnancy. Chiquita gave birth to Emoni in the Hospital’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, a dedicated unit for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects.
The CFDT’s dedicated social worker and the social work team at CHOP found ways to ease the family’s financial and emotional burden brought on by multiple trips to CHOP and to make their long stay more comfortable. “We were referred to CHOP for a reason,” Adonis says. “I had faith everything would be OK, and with their help, it was just that."