Hear from recipients of the NICU Transportation Program and how Jackson Chance Foundation is making a difference each and every day.
- The Pando Family
- Kelly & Nolan
- James W. Collins, MD
- T. Sullivan
- The Hayden Family
- Mendoza Family
“The parking voucher given to us from the Jackson Chance Foundation was an amazing and unexpected blessing while our little guy was in the NICU… it allowed his dad to focus needed attention on work, our home, and our dogs. Life doesn’t stop while your baby is in the hospital and the parking voucher gave us peace of mind while we were enduring the toughest moments of our lives. We’re forever grateful.” -Bennet’s Mommy (Amy) #NICU families know life doesn't stop, even when their child is sick, our program relieves financial and emotional burdens on parents so they can focus on what matters. Their family. Follow our mission @jacksonchance11 to help us make an even bigger impact in the lives of these brave families. #jacksonchance #makingadifference for #families in the NICU
– Ann, Jeff, & Eleanor Pando
-Kelly & Nolan
An open letter 📝 from one of the Nation's Leading NICU Doctors: "To whom it may concern: The neonatal intensive care unit at Ann & Robert A. Lurie Children’s Hospital (formerly known as Children’s Memorial Hospital) has a long-standing track record of caring for the most critically ill babies in the Chicago metropolitan area. This past June we moved from our Lincoln Park location to join the Streeterville campus of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. High parking and public transportation cost often hinder 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. Sincerely, James W. Collins, MD Medical Director #Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Associate Director, #Pediatric Residency Training Program Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Professor, #Feinberg School of Medicine #Northwestern University" ❤️We help by alleviating the financial 💰 and emotional 😞 burden high parking costs put on families in the #NICU. For most. The cost is insurmountable. Meaning parents can't see their baby, simply because they can't pay. We don't believe that should be the reality for parents going through this difficult and life-changing time. Help us by donating, liking, sharing and following our mission of advocacy for these families. ✅are you following @jacksonchance11?
To whom it may concern:
The neonatal intensive care unit at Ann & Robert A. Lurie Children’s Hospital (formally known as Children’s Memorial Hospital) has a long standing track record of caring for the most critically ill babies in the Chicago metropolitan area. This past June we moved from our Lincoln Park location to join the Streeterville campus of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. 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.
James W. Collins, MD
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Residency Training Program
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Feinberg School of Medicine
To: The Jackson Chance Foundation
Many thanks for your thoughtful gesture to help our NICU families better cope with parking issues. So sorry to learn of Jackson’s passing and your work here in his home will touch many little ones on the future.
This is how we help! Babies are in the NICU for months, not days! The costs add up quickly for these families. That's where we step in to support these brave families! We relieve the emotional and financial burden of parking at @luriechildrens and @northwesternmedicine. @cmeghie @iamsteveharveytv @jacksonchance11 #realgood ✅Click the link in our profile to learn more @jacksonchance11
Follow our mission @jacksonchance11 "I originally went into labor at 26 weeks and was placed on bed rest at Prentice. Jake was born at 31 weeks via emergency c section after a complete abruption. The neonatologist said we came within single digit minutes of losing him. He spent 33 days in the NICU at Prentice before being discharged home. My husband travels extensively for work. While Jake was in the NICU I juggled household needs, the dog, work and of course as much time with Jake as possible. I ended up in and out of the NICU at least three to five times a day. While I knew that my credit card bill was adding up with the cost of parking, I had no idea how much until I received an over the limit alert. Jake was worth maxing my credit card for but nobody should have to incur long term debt just to visit their child in the NICU." -Jake's mom. @jacksonchance11 relieves this financial and emotional burden on families. Sadly, it's still a reality for many NICU families with a critically ill child in the hospital. Help us by following our mission @jacksonchance11 #helping #premature #children and their families.
Follow our mission and donate by clicking the link in our profile @jacksonchance11 "My name is Lauren Hayden, and thanks to you and the generosity of the Jackson Chance Foundation my husband and I got a bit of respite from the hospital grind with a nice stay at the Hard Rock. I really appreciated your welcome note, and the chance to read up on your foundation and all of the good you are doing for parents like us with a baby in the NICU. My son, Theodore Thomas Hayden (Teddy) was born at 26 weeks and is two months old tomorrow. I am with him for at least 7 hours a day every weekday, often times longer. My husband Tom bikes over on his lunch breaks from work at GrubHub, and straight over again after work. Our weekends are spent with him all day. We make it our jobs to be there for him. I think I didn't really know how exhausted I was until I walked into that hotel room last night and burst into tears. It really meant the world to Tom and me to be able to have a short trip to and from the hospital for the day, and the thoughtful gift of the hotel stay from people like you who care. [here]…is a picture of Teddy and Tom from this morning." -Laura Hayden (Teddy's mom) Support families like the Hayden's with the gift of parking @jacksonchance11 click the link in our profile to give back to #NICU #families.
❤️ Support Families Like Jacob's by Donating Today. Click the link in our profile to learn more @jacksonchance11 ❤️ “There were days we didn’t see the sun. Other days, we would stop home to walk the dog or make sure we had clean clothes to wear. When we received the monthly parking pass from Jackson Chance Foundation, we didn’t realize how much of a blessing it would be. Leaving Jacob physically hurt, but to know that we could come and go as we pleased without a price tag gave us one less worry and saved us more than $2,500. We want to say thank you to the Jackson Chance Foundation for knowing what we needed without even asking.” #jacksonchance #payingitforward #nicu #families
❤️ Donate (by clicking the link in our bio @jacksonchance11)❤️ to help us remove the financial and emotional burden of high parking costs for #NICU families, like Duncan's. When your child is fighting every day, the last thing on a parent's mind should be paying for parking. 👇👇👇 “Parking was one thing we didn’t have to worry about when all we had were worries. We worried about our son fighting for his life in the hospital. We worried about our toddler at home missing us. We worried about how we were going to pay the bills. We Worried about how my husband was going to get his work done.” -Duncan's Mom. Click the link in our profile 👉 @jacksonchance11 to give back today!