To date we have raised in excess of $350,000.
The Cost of Medication:
For families who have sick children, dealing with the cost of medication and treatment can be stressful. To give an idea of some of the costs involved, here is a listing of some common medical treatments in Ontario. These are costs that are NOT covered by our government health plan.
- Remicade infusions to treat Crohn’s Disease:
- Vitamin K for Liver Transplant Children:
$600 a month, or $25/day for kids with a rare metabolic condition
- Vancomycin, antibiotic that treats Ulcerative Colitis:
$1000 a week ($4000 monthly)
- Nasogastic (NG) tube feeding and formula:
$250 per week ($1000 monthly)
Additional Issues that require funding related to medication costs:
- Costs when government coverage has yet to be applied for, or for families who are awaiting approval
- Costs of deductible if a family has partial drug coverage or coverage from Trillium Drug Program
- Costs for supplies and equipment related to medications (i.e. Diabetes)
- Short term costs – i.e. for some Oncology children who require an expensive medication (GCSF) to boost their white blood cells prior to harvesting their stem cells for transplantation later