October 04, 2017
BENEFITING: Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund
I will be participating in the Philadelphia Marathon on November 19, 2017 - my first (and likely last) marathon. I am running in support of a wonderful local charity called the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund (KADMF). KADMF provides small grants to families of children with illness, injury, or disability when insurance just doesn't cut it and family resources have been depleted.
As a therapist with early intervention and the parent of a child with a history of medical needs , I know what it is to stress about how to provide what is required. KADMF understands too. They pay electric bills for ventilator-dependent children. They pay for parents' meals when their child has a prolonged hospitalization. They pay for a few weeks of childcare for a child with a disability whose parent is undergoing cancer treatment. They help to purchase augmentative communication or adaptive equipment when insurance benefits have been exceeded. They provide wonderful Family Fun Days at no cost so families can enjoy a day out in an environment where their child's unique needs are anticipated and planned for. It is the small things that make such a huge difference.
Right now the KADMF has over 100 similar requests waiting for funders. Please consider being one of them!