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Pediatric Cancer Support Services

No parent is prepared to find out their child has cancer. You’re feeling scared and overwhelmed. You’re filled with questions and not sure where to turn.

You don’t have to do it alone. We’ll help you find answers to your questions. We’ll help your child and family cope with all the challenges childhood cancer brings.

Pediatric Cancer Support Services at UVA Health Children's

We understand how stressful going through childhood cancer can be.

Learn what to expect and how we can support you in our parent guide for children with cancer.

Read more about these support services for your child and family:

Gifts for Children & Parents

Jeffrey’s Gifts works to give children with cancer hope. Every child diagnosed with cancer receives a surprise bag full of goodies. They help distract children from their illness and help them cope with treatment. Parents receive comfort bags with fuzzy socks, neck pillows, and journals. The Centini family created Jeffrey’s Gifts in memory of their 16-year-old son, Jeffrey.

Toys & Comfort in the Hospital

The Jennifer Fund supports childhood cancer research. It provides toys and video games for children with cancer. It also provides recliners to help families be more comfortable in the hospital. Steve and Jenny Marshall created the fund in honor of their daughter, Jennifer, a leukemia survivor.

Help Paying for Treatment

If you have trouble paying for your child’s care, learn more about financial aid.

The Bradley W. Jackson Foundation helps families that have trouble paying for childhood cancer care. The fund was treated in memory of Bradley W. Jackson, who lost his battle with a brain tumor at 19.

Help From Other Groups

We can connect you to regional and national groups that offer support, including: