The Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Fund
This Fund was established by Jacqueline’s family to honor her amazing strength and to carry on her legacy. Jacqueline was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 11, and fought her battle with this terrible disease for 11 and ½ years. She demonstrated incredible courage, grace and dignity throughout her fight. She touched many lives along the way and has left a lasting impression on everyone who knew her.
One of the objectives of the Jacqueline Shearer Memorial Fund is to provide limited financial assistance for children and young adult patients (up to 40 years of age) with significant financial needs during their cancer treatment. Limited financial assistance (full or partial) may be provided in the following categories:
- Hair Prosthetics
- Prescription and Off-Label Medications
- Travel Expenses for Medical Care
- Patient Assistance Dogs (Seizure Detection, Seeing Eye dogs, etc.)
Applications for financial assistance will be reviewed on a weekly basis and awarded within four weeks of submission to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need in one of the above areas. Considerations for other expenses will be made on a case-by-case basis. Financial assistance is only provided as direct payment to the payee. Funds will not be paid directly to the patient. Please note applicants must be approved before funds will be awarded.