Jokes4Miles is not just about jokes. When a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness, it can be incredibly overwhelming. You may not even know what questions to ask. What do you do first? Where should you turn?
It may feel like medical school, but the more you educate yourself the better. The complex terms are intimidating, but knowing about the drugs, procedures, hospitals and doctors related to your situation can make a difference.
The financial strain of caring for a sick relative can also be devastating. Insurance deductibles, transportation expenses to and from hospitals, babysitters, time off from work and more can be a huge burden.
You are not alone. We are not doctors so we cannot provide medical advice, but we can still help. Watch interviews with parents, cancer survivors, nurses, doctors, other patients and more. Listen to their moving stories. Follow the helpful tips and guidance they share. Hopefully we can save you hours of research and point you in the right direction.
When you’re ready, join our community and interact on our message boards. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. We want to help. Hopefully you will embrace our unconditional, benevolent spirit and jump in when you can.
To ease your suffering we provide an extensive list of charitable organizations that offer assistance. We aren’t competing for financial support (we never solicit donations from the public), so we have no hidden agenda.
Videos with tips from parents, doctors and more coming soon!
Ronald McDonald House
RMH provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
Find a local chapter: www.rmhc.org/who-we-are/chapter-search
Los Angeles, CA: www.larmh.org
Durham, NC: www.ronaldhousedurham.org
Hundreds More Resources Coming Soon!
Note: While we encourage charities who support research, we only include organizations that offer direct support or have websites with helpful information and unique content.
If you know of an organization that provides support or information relevant to patients, family members or caregivers of an individual who suffers from or is a survivor of a serious illness or other unfortunate situation that we don’t have listed, or find that one of our listings is incorrect, please let us know by email at contact[at]Jokes4Miles.com