- Accommodating, guiding and helping children with an illness can take an emotional toll on a family, even more so when the treatment needs to be performed abroad. The financial strain that comes along with this makes it almost impossible to bear for some families.
As of 2017 we have a partnership with KLM that helps us reach even more families thru this program. 22 Families of sick children from Curaçao that had to travel to Holland for emergency specialized treatment have already benefited from this joint effort with KLM.
- For childhood oncology cases the Ronald McDonald House Charities Curaçao Foundation works in alliance with our partners of the Prinses Wilhelmina Fund and has recently set up a special RMHC Childhood Cancer fund to help cover costs of parents or caregivers that have to travel alongside their child to get specialized treatment abroad. There is a great need for helping parents of our pediatric cancer patients financially during this strenuous period.
With the “Medical Treatment Abroad Program” the RMHC chapter in Curaçao has been able to help 54 children and families over the past 10,5 years.