Taylor Cole (right) with her mom, Charmayne, and big sister, Paxtyn. One-year-old Taylor relies on expert treatment from Sanford Children's for cerebral palsy.

How we’re helping local kids and families

March 31, 2020

To support local families whose children are receiving inpatient care at Sanford Children’s Hospital or the Sanford Boekelheide NICU, the Foundation is making additional funds available to assist with the costs of travel, meals, lodging and other expenses not covered by insurance.

“These dollars were donated by generous supporters of Sanford Children’s Miracle Network and Cure Kids Cancer,” said Erin Sanderson, the Foundation’s manager of development. “They should be so proud their gifts are helping families stay close to their children at this time, and hopefully helping alleviate some worry and stress.”


What does this mean for local families?

  • Meal vouchers will be extended to any family with a child receiving inpatient care at Sanford Children’s Hospital.
  • Assistance for hotel stays will increase, given visitor restrictions at the hospital as well as the local Ronald McDonald House.
  • Depending on need, some families may be eligible for assistance that exceeds the standard $500 annual cap per Sanford Children’s Hospital patient.


You can help

Infants and kids at Sanford Children’s are receiving treatment for cancer, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis and other conditions that leave their immune systems especially vulnerable to a virus like COVID-19.

Today, more than ever, these kids, their families and their dedicated caregivers need your support.

100% of every gift to Sanford Children’s will provide for lifesaving equipment and technology, assist families with costs not covered by insurance, make programs like Child Life possible and so much more.


Need assistance?

To be considered for direct assistance, please email our social work team at CMNDCFA@sanfordhealth.org.

For additional questions about Sanford Children’s Miracle Network and Cure Kids Cancer, reach out to Erin Sanderson at erin.sanderson@sanfordhealth.org.