Stories of Hope: How Diagnosis Changes a Life

How do your donated dollars make a difference to a family navigating their child’s medical crisis?

Cristobal B. was willing to share how the support of the Me Fine Foundation helped her as her daughter undergoes treatment for a life-threatening medical condition at UNC Children’s Hospital. Marbely, the youngest of her three siblings, became ill at age 11 and started receiving care in Chapel Hill. The cost of parking and gas added up quickly for the family. Fortunately, their social worker referred them to Me Fine, and we were able to provide $100 worth of parking vouchers and gas cards in the effort to eliminate those financial burdens from Cristobal’s mind so she could focus on what matters the most: Marbely.

Similarly, Jacob S. and his family found themselves at UNC Children’s Hospital as doctors diagnosed their two-year-old daughter, Ansley, with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. This Clayton family traveled back and forth between home and hospital, putting more strain on their wallets as gas tanks ran empty and daily parking expenses piled up. Me Fine, in consultation with Ansley’s social worker,  distributed gas cards and parking vouchers to the family. 

We are so grateful to the families who choose to share a part of their experience with us through our “Share Your Story” forms. If you have been assisted by the Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance or participated in one of our sponsored emotional support programs and want to share your story, please contact us at