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Over the past 16 years, Fuel the Care has helped more than 50,000 families who travel to receive medical care for a child.

For families like the Haylocks, that means one less worry, more time together and knowing that people care.

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Jose, Christopher & Family

Jose, a dedicated father from Lawrence, Massachusetts, lives for his five children. When his nine-year-old son’s life depended on it, he fought to bring Christopher from the Dominican Republic to the United States so he could receive the care he needed at Tufts Medical Center.


Michelle, mom of four, is sure her car could drive itself from her family’s home in Amherst, Nova Scotia, to the IWK in Halifax. She estimates it has made the four-hour round trip close to 300 times in the past 12 years.

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Terri, Michael, Owen, Ella and Alana

The strength of family has always been evident for Terri and Michael, parents of three from Milford, Maine. However, since 2014, when their second baby, Ella was first diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, they've noticed a family bond like never before.


When Julie and her daughter Mya made the decision to leave Ontario two years ago, they were looking for something very specific from their new community.

How can families apply for Fuel the Care?

Families can contact the social work department at the following partner hospitals: