“In May of 2017, my son went from being a healthy 14-year-old boy to being paralyzed from the neck down in a matter of hours…Because of donors and Kosair Charities, our son has not only regained his ability to walk, he has regained his independence. We will be forever grateful.”

 — Alex Roof, Shane’s mom

Shane, pictured at a therapy session, was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like disease affecting the spinal cord typically occurring in children.

Kosair Kids® Financial Assistance Program

During the COVID-19 pandemic the Kosair Kids Financial Assistance Program is here to help families in need pay for medical bills, therapy, equipment and more.

The Financial Assistance Program provides direct financial assistance to families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The program is designed to help with medical bills of children 17 years of age and under, or still attending high school, whose families cannot otherwise afford to pay. In addition, our staff provides support in purchasing needed medical equipment/devices. Each application receives a full review to determine how best Kosair Charities can aid the family.

Download Kosair Kids Info Sheet

Fast Facts: 

  • All requests for invoices payable to Norton Children’s Hospital should be submitted to Norton Healthcare
  • As of October 1, 2019 all requests for invoices payable to Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies should be submitted directly to Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies.
  • Bills in collection and routine medical procedures are not
    eligible for consideration
  • The child(ren)’s parent or guardian must have insurance to apply
    for assistance.
  • There is no financial restriction for assistance; every application is
    looked at individually by a committee to determine need.
  • Examples of provided assistance include (but not limited to):
    – auditory evaluations and hearing aids.
    – physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
    – medical equipment such as wheelchairs,
    power chairs, and custom bicycles & tricycles.
    – medical bills relating to non-routine
    medical and dental procedures.

For more information contact Kim Panter at financialassistance@kosair.org or 502-637-7696 ext. 107.

Forms and Resources

Financial Assistance Program FAQ