Giving Back with JACC

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, their family’s whole world turns upside down. The stress, the worries, the financial burden… This has been the past 18 months for Olivia’s family.

Olivia is almost two years old she has suffered since birth from PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), a rare kidney disease which causes high blood pressure, headaches, back and side aches and often kidney failure. Olivia is on dialysis 10 hours each night. Her bedroom closet is filled with prescription formula vital to her development. JACC had the privilege of helping Olivia’s family with the cost of this formula which was not covered by insurance yet beyond her family’s needs.

Olivia’s family wrote these words of thanks to JACC’s donors, 

“We would like to send a big thank-you to The Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity for assisting us with our daughter Olivia’s extra formula expenses.  We greatly appreciate your help during this challenging time. 

Our daughter Olivia spent her first 3 months at McMaster Children’s Hospital. She is currently on peritoneal dialysis at home for 10 hours each night, along with being on a feed pump to ensure she gets her proper nutrition.  She will need a kidney transplant once she reaches 20lbs. and is walking.  We are hoping within the next year.


Olivia’s bedroom closet

Despite Olivia’s health, she is a fighter and a very happy baby.  She makes us smile every day.  Thank-you again for your kindness.”

Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity assists families like Olivia’s, who are struggling to make ends meet. We need Your help.

Your gift will help to ease the burden of families who have exhausted every avenue possible to help their sick child.  YOU have an opportunity to help them when they have nowhere else to turn. You can help ensure their child receives the medical care and treatment that they require. YOU can be the hand that holds the door open for them when all others have closed.

     Great News! A loyal supporter of JACC has offered to match the first $100,000 in donations received by December 31st. This means that your donation of $25 becomes $50; $50 becomes $100… You can even ask your employer if they have a matching gifts program and that would QUADRUPLE your gift! Amazing!

Please consider a donation today, to let families know that they are not alone. Your support, no matter the size, truly means the world them.

To make a donation now CLICK HERE