Funds to support the organization’s emergency financial assistance program
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House is pleased to announce it has received a substantial grant from The Salah Foundation to support the organization’s emergency financial assistance program.
The grant funds will be directed towards the organization’s Emergency Financial Assistance program, which provides emergency financial aid to parents of children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) and Childhood Acquired Heart Disease. Aid is given to CHD South Florida (Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties) families during the heart child’s hospital stay for a cardiac issue at any of the three South Florida pediatric cardiology serving hospitals—Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood; Miami Children’s Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital/UM Jackson Memorial Health System, Miami—or if the child is a South Florida resident but being treated elsewhere within the U.S.
Sonia Perez, Founder and Executive Director of Angel’s Pediatric Heart House, states that treatment for severe congenital heart defects/disease requires extensive financial resources both in and out of the hospital. Assisting families in crisis with basic human needs–such as rent, utilities, groceries, transportation, etc.–during a critical time in their child’s illness is a main focus of the organization’s resources.