Health Navigator

Guiding Your Pediatric Cancer Journey

Let Us Help You Through Your Pediatric Cancer Journey

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation engages hundreds of families a year through events and programs across the country. So many of these brave children and families have expressed the need for more resources and information to help them navigate the complex world of pediatric cancer diagnosis.

Although most hospitals provide a liaison for these patients, we have created the Health Navigator role to act as an additional resource for families. By providing key information and insight, this role is a bridge that connects families to NPCF’s available science and educational resources.

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Meet NPCF’s Health Navigator

My name is Kelly and I began my career as a Registered nurse in 2013. The time I’ve spent working in critical care settings has fostered my passion to help others and advocate for the best possible care for my patients.

Like many of you who are reading this, I too am a caregiver to a child who was diagnosed with cancer. After a week of vomiting, followed by a sudden loss of consciousness, my daughter Riley was diagnosed with cancer at 10 months old.  I am very grateful to share that Riley has been classified as No Evidence of Disease (NED) after several surgeries and multiple rounds of treatment. Having lived this experience, I understand the heartache, despair, and frustration that comes with the diagnosis of childhood cancer.

Although this journey can be daunting, I want you to know that you will NOT have to navigate it alone. As your Healthcare Navigator, I am here to help you understand your child’s diagnosis, provide education, and assist you in finding the various resources and treatment options that are available. To further provide hope and support, I can connect you to families within the childhood cancer community who have experienced the same or similar diagnosis. It is my honor to work as your Healthcare Navigator with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and I look forward to helping you.

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Since 1991, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) has been dedicated to funding clinical trials by collaborating with a network of more than 20 cutting-edge hospitals across the nation to fast-track less toxic and more targeted treatments to end childhood cancer. The NPCF has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency and is recognized as the top-rated cancer charity in the U.S. by Charity Navigator.

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