For Patients & Families

For Patients & Families

Program Description:

Miracles for Kids offers individual family members/caregivers of patients with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to apply for financial assistance through the Miracles for Kids Grant Program. Grants are awarded to assist low-income families demonstrating extreme difficulty meeting financial obligations as a result of their child’s current course of treatment.

Program Eligibility:

Eligibility for the Grant Program is determined in a two-part process. First, the patient must be diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and be receiving active treatment as either an inpatient or outpatient at CHOC Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, or Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. Miracles for Kids defines a life-threatening illness as one for which there is no curative treatment, or for which curative treatment may be feasible but can fail, for example cancer, irreversible organ failure, etc. Many degenerative or severe neurological diseases may also be deemed life threatening once their cumulative effects cause weakness and susceptibility to major health complications.

Second, the family members/caregivers’ must be able to demonstrate that their financial difficulties are related to the impact of the patient’s needs during the treatment process. This may be the result of a loss of income due to a parent quitting his/her job to care for the child, out-of-pocket co-payments for hospital stays or prescriptions, unexpected transportation costs to and from the hospital, the need to move closer to the hospital for extended treatment, to name a few.


Miracles for Kids is associated with:

  • CHOC Children's
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
  • Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA


In order to apply for consideration, all Grant Program applicants must obtain the application from their Social Services Representative.

If you have any questions about the application, or would like to speak with someone at Miracles for Kids regarding a specific family’s situation, please contact Tayah Wozniak, Programs Manager at or call 714.705.4531.