Jacob’s Family Receives Medical, Crisis Assitance
- March 10, 2017
- Posted by: swebadmin
- Category: Community Corner
Two year-old Jacob has been treated at Children’s Hospital of San Antonio since his birth. In spite of the multiple and complex medical diagnoses that impact his growth, development, and health, he is a joyful little boy.
Jacob’s mother lost her job and separated from Jacob’s father. She came to the David Christopher Goldsbury Center for Children and Families in need of much support — medical, emotional and financial.
Professionals at this United Way-funded outpatient facility treat more than 88,000 children annually through more than 38 different pediatric specialty clinics and programs, plus primary care clinics and dental facilities.
Patient care teams include medical and surgical physicians, dentists, podiatrists, nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, audiologists, and child-life staff who combine their expertise to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of sick or injured children and their families.
In danger of not being able to pay her rent, Jacob’s mother was also unable to put food on the table for her children.
Thanks to United Way and Children’s Hospital, this mother was able to get medical and crisis assistance to help meet the basic needs of Jacob and his two siblings. She was able to connect with long-term emotional support for herself and her family.
Today they are on the road to stability and are appreciative of the ongoing medical care that Jacob receives, as well as the ongoing support they have from The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.