Alexandra's Helping Hands Foundation provides baby-sitting services by qualified professionals, who have been extensively trained to care for, nurture and play with children who have long-term illnesses.
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"My name is Leticia and my youngest son, Jose, is seven years old and has been battling leukemia for 4 years. He came into the hospital in late November and had to have major surgery and was in the intensive care unit for several weeks. I slept at his bedside and slowly he got better. Jose then had a stem cell transplant and again he became very sick and he was scared. I knew that he was less scared if I was there but I am a single parent of three children and it is my responsibility to feed them and provide them with a home. We had used the available community resources which had helped but I needed to be able to go to work.
It was at that time Jose began to stabilize and I felt that I now was the time to get back to work but I could not leave Jose alone. My social worker told me about Alexandra’s Helping Hand Foundation Inc. (AHHFI) and it seemed too good to be true. Eveling, the sitter, came and the first day Jose seemed comfortable with her which helped me to feel okay about leaving him. I have been able to work and pay some of our bills relieving much of the stress I was feeling. Jose learned that there are other people who can stay with him and that he is comforted by their presence. AHHFI has made a wonderful difference in our family’s life and I am grateful that this organization wants to help families when dealing with chronic or life threatening childhood illnesses. I hope that other families will utilize this service because it is such a great help."
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"This is Paige. She is 7 yrs. old and she was born with a blood disorder called aplastic anemia. That means her bone marrow isn't producing the right amount of white blood cells, platelets, or red blood cells. She had a bone marrow transplant on June 14, 2011. We consider this her new birthday. I have been staying at the hospital with her for about 4 weeks now. It was tough at first but with the help of AHHFI, I was able to get some alone time every Friday afternoon so I was able to get some errands done that I would not have been able to do without their services. AHHFI sent me a more than qualified sitter to be with Paige while I was out. She was able to get Paige to eat when I was not. That meant the whole world to me. She was so nice to Paige and even got her out of bed to go to the play room. I was so impressed with their services that I continued the sitter services for the rest of Paige's stay at the hospital. Thank you AHHFI. I don't know how to thank you enough. God bless."