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The Butterfly Fund

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The Butterfly Fund provides emergency financial assistance for families of children on treatment at certain medical facilities. Please read the following qualifications before applying for assistance.

Who qualifies for assistance from the Butterfly Fund?
To qualify for assistance, families affected by a pediatric brain tumor disease must have an unmet financial need as a direct result of the child’s brain tumor diagnosis, and their child must also be receiving treatment at one of the following facilities:

Alabama
Children's of Alabama, Birmingham

California
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, San Francisco
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Oakland

Florida
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando
John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg
Kids Cancer Foundation, Royal Palm Beach
Nicklaus Children's Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital), Miami
Pediatric Oncology Support Team, West Palm Beach
St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Tampa
University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville

Georgia
Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta
Children’s Hospital of Savannah
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Illinois
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Kentucky
Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington

Louisiana
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans

Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Children’s Cancer Center, Boston

Mississippi
Batson Children’s Hospital, Jackson

South Carolina
Bi-Lo Charities Children’s Cancer Center, Greenville
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Palmetto Health Children’s, Columbia

Tennessee
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Knoxville
T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Chattanooga
Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Nashville

Texas
Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

What types of expenses are covered by the Butterfly Fund?

  • Rent and mortgage payments, utility bills (electric, gas, and water), car loan and car insurance payments
  • Travel expenses associated with treatment away from home
  • Items not covered by insurance or other means such as special medications, long-term rehabilitation services, hearing aids, wigs and prosthetic devices, home health services, etc.
  • Funeral expenses

Bills owed prior to the child’s diagnosis, cable/internet/cell phone bills, credit card and personal loan payments, auto repairs and medical bills of the patient or other family members are NOT typically covered.

Is there a limit to the amount of assistance provided?
Yes. The Butterfly Fund cannot solve a family’s financial problems. Rather, it is intended to help families get through an especially difficult time when their child is in treatment for a brain tumor. Further information about limitations can be discussed with your social worker or PBTF-GA staff.

How does a family apply for assistance?
The PBTF-GA works directly with medical personnel at the treatment facilities listed above. For additional information and questions about the Butterfly Fund, please contact us at 404-252-4107 or by email.