How do you spell relief? When you do not have enough money because of medical expenses, The Baby Sharon Fund is relief. Getting help is simple and immediate. We do not want your family to endure any more than the difficult medical situation that unfortunately happened. Simply ask, and The Baby Sharon Fund will help you with your crisis.
Help Us Help Others
The story of Baby Sharon is also the story of this grant program. Baby Sharon needed financial help not covered by insurance, and her parents did not have the money to provide that support. The family called on the people of Arkansas, and they made it possible for Baby Sharon to have heart surgery. Unfortunately, it took too long to gather the money, and Baby Sharon deteriorated beyond the point that her surgery could succeed. The Baby Sharon Fund sprang from its namesake’s ordeal and became an Arkansas law that gives support not covered by the usual means. Donate directly or on the tax form.
Arkansas cares for children suffering with a catastrophic illness. To whom do you turn when, due to medical expenses, you need car repair or bill paid, but do not have the money? The answer is the Baby Sharon Fund. Just tell your social worker your situation, and she or he will do the work necessary to get you help. Providing we have the funds, The Baby Sharon Fund grants all reasonable requests.
The Baby Sharon Catastrophic Illness Grant Program
A safety net for families when catastrophic illness strikes.
Welcome to Baby Sharon Fund!
You have reached a site dedicated to helping Arkansas families who have children undergoing a medical catastrophe. This site provides those families an application form to request funds, links to sites providing medical and prescription drug information, housing, transportation and wish fulfillment assistance, and child advocacy services. The Baby Sharon Fund strives to make finding help and helping others simpler. It has the necessary forms to request financial aid from the Catastrophic Health Care Fund and non-financial assistance from volunteers wanting to make a difference in the life of a sick child. Those wishing to help can make an online contribution to the Catastrophic Health Fund. Please open our brochure to read an overview of the program. Also, please feel free to copy and distribute our brochure. We rely on charity and volunteers to run the Baby Sharon Fund and we truly appreciate your help.
Those Seeking Help
If you are in financial distress due to a catastrophic illness involving an Arkansas child under the age of 18, download this form to request assistance.
Those Offering To Help
Financial contributions to the Catastrophic Health Care Fund may be sent to the address posted on the financial contributions page. You may also send money by using the Arkansas Sate income tax check-off box or by clicking the donation button on this website. However you elect to help us, we thank you.