Our Very Own CNN Hero, Carrie Meghie!
We are excited to announce that our founder, Carrie Meghie, has been named a CNN Hero!
Who We Are
Jackson Chance Foundation’s (JCF) mission is to enrich the lives of families with babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by allowing them to spend more time with their baby. JCF created the NICU Transportation Program to partner with hospitals and alleviate the transportation expenses of all families while their child is in the NICU by providing parking and CTA/Metra vouchers. The programs are fully funded by JCF. Currently, the foundation’s program benefits the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Jackson Chance Foundation is an Illinois non-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c) (3) organization.
By contributing to the Jackson Chance Foundation, you help families be with their critically ill child, thus enriching and potentially extending their life.
Did You Know?
- Most families spend months in the NICU. Not weeks or days.
- For a mother and father to spend a fraction of the time they would spend with their baby if at home, it would cost over $1100/month in parking alone!
- To see your critically ill child daily it cost more than the avg monthly mortgage or rent payment!
“High parking and public transportation cost often hinders the ability of parents to visit their babies who often required months of the highest level of neonatal intensive care. The initiative to fully fund parents transportation cost will remove the major barrier to parental visitation. More frequent hospital visits will facilitate parental-infant bonding, encourage timely communication with the medical team, and reduce parental anxiety.”
-Dr. James Collins, MD
Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago