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Caidens Hope

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: Caiden's Hope is dedicated to helping provide travel arrangements for families enduring the hardship of a premature infant undergoing long term medical care. The foundation focuses on alleviating the unexpected financial burden associated with air travel, hotels and other travel related expenses for families in conjunction with necessary, extended, non-elective clinic or hospital stays.

Results: Over the last nine years, Caiden's Hope has provided NICU parents free hotels, free gas cards, free prepaid credit cards, free parking and free air, car, rail and bus transportation. NICU parents requesting assistance must have their hospital social services caseworker contact Caiden's Hope Foundation.

Target demographics: Families with premature infants that need long term medical care.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 Nicu families

Geographic areas served: United States of America

Community Stories

47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am from Cranbrook BC, Canada and have a baby that was born 14 weeks early after my fiance was rushed to Calgary AB for an emergency abdominal surgery. We were put up in the Ronald McDonald house in Calgary for our stay there which is going to be minimum 14 weeks. Caidens Hope had contacted the Ronald McDonald house to help pay for a family that is staying there for NICU reasons, the donation from the organization was given to my family to help with the stay through our "adventure". After having so much bad news in the first week or so we were very down in spirits then we got the news of this organization wanting to help out our family was ever so appreciated. The fact that they reached out to complete strangers was absolutely amazing!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Terry for many years. She is one of the most caring people I have ever met. Her caring and compassionate heart caries over into Caidens Hope as the organization supports other families going through a very difficult time. This is an amazing group of people behind Caidens Hope

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Knowing the stories of so many parents with premature babies and their lack of money to stay near their children has touched me greatly. Caiden's story about the high cost of hotel rooms and his mom's lack of enough income hit me hard early. Now his Mom started this charity to help others like her. There isn't always a Ronald McDonald House near the hospital of a neo-natal care unit. Caiden's Hope helps fill that gap. Providing parents with Hotel Vouchers or even gas cards so they can drive back and forth to be with their babies.

We have cash and for a silent auction donated items for them to sell. We will gladly do both again. This charity needs some extra help to go the next step. The Hospital Social Workers are more and more familiar with Caiden's Hope and it is having growing pains.

1 Conae R.

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity fills a much-needed gap which has gone unrecognized up to now. These warm and caring people ensure that families which are already traumatized by having a child in the neo-natal intensive care unit have a hotel room where they can go to rest, to center their family and basically take a deep breath while they wait for their child's doctor to run tests, perform surgery, etc. No child is benefited by having exhausted parents who have had to drive back home, sometimes over 100 miles, or tried sleeping on a pull-out chair in the hospital room because they can't afford hotel accomodations. Anyone who has evever had a child in jeopardy knows the stress and exhaustion that accompany the situation. Kudos to CaCaiden's Hope for doing such a great job!

Conae Robertson


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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have seen Caiden's Hope grow over the past few years, continuing to serve more and more families in need who have children in NICU. I have personally experienced the passion of those running this foundation, a passion to find and help as many infants and families as possible, and it is truly remarkable. This nonprofit is positively impacting lives, and I want to see them grow to reach far more families in the coming years.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope assisted me after having a baby that was in the NICU for 101 days. I am forever grateful.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope helped us by sending us a $100 Gas card so we can go see our son who is in the NICU 3 1/2 Hours from home. We travel every weekend to see him and we really need/needed the help! Thank you Caiden's Hope!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great organization. They quickly helped us in a very practical way when our son was in the NICU for an extended period of time far from home.

1 Eddie C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So many young families live paycheck to paycheck. When a medical emergency occurs requiring them to stay overnight, pay for additional gas or any out of pocket expense, (food and parking, etc) to remain with their hospitalized child, they may not be able to do so. Caidens Hope can help these young families in the first few days with these expenses. Just allowing mom and dad to be with their child can be the relief they need to endure the stressful time.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope helped our family by paying for a hotel and paying for some meals while our child was in the hospital. It really helped to not have to worry about those expenses while we waited for test results at the hospital.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Caiden's Hope strives to help families overcome the very real and very expensive cost of staying in a hotel near the hospital when a family member is hospitalized for an extended period of time.

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