React will consider requests that are of a basic, essential need and unavailable from any other source. However, requests that do not fall into this bracket may still be considered provided they benefit the child’s quality of life in some way. Below are some examples of how we may help:
In addressing the needs of children with a life-limiting illness it is usual for families to require specialist or medical equipment. This is invariably ‘medical-grade’, adapted or manufactured to order and the cost can be extremely high.
Examples of recently awarded specialist equipment include:
It is essential that children who are no longer able to attend school are able to continue to learn and develop from the comfort of their own home. Families and carers may apply for educational equipment to suit the specific requirements of each child.
Examples of recently awarded educational equipment include:
We understand the urgency and importance of homecare equipment in the care of a terminally ill child. To our families, it is as vital to their child’s care as specialist and educational equipment.
Examples of recently awarded homecare equipment include:
Caring for a sick child inevitably involves frequent hospital visits and in many cases, hospice stays. This can mean travelling extremely long distances at very short notice, sometimes on a daily basis. At React we recognise the emotional, physical and financial strain this places on a family and as such, aim to alleviate some of these pressures by providing essential travel and subsistence expenses.
Caring for a child with major disabilities or special care needs can be exhausting and seemingly relentless. Many families find that their lives revolve around treatment and where a child’s health is rapidly deteriorating, there can be seemingly little for families to look forward to. To address these issues React will consider requests for the following…
React aims to provide comfort and dignity to a child in life and we believe this comfort and dignity should be extended through to laying a child to rest. React will consider requests for funeral expenses and memorial headstones to give comfort to families.