T.H.A.N.K.S. Inc. (Tailgaters Helping Aid Needy Kids' Spirits) is a tax-exempt non-profit organization formed on Dec. 21, 2000. We were created to offer financial assistance to families who have a child battling a terminal or catastrophic illness. We work in conjunction with other organizations, or church groups to help provide assistance with immediate expenses the family may be having trouble with. As you may or may not know, most organizations are geared to provide assistance in a specific area. For instance, they may only help with certain medical expenses such as treatments, medications, medical equipment, ect.
It has been our experience that when a child is very ill, the family is forced to make many personal sacrifices. In some cases even quit their job(s) to focus solely on the child's health. Unfortunately, the bills can start adding up fast. This is where we try to help the family. We can offer help where the family needs it most. We deal with each family on a one-on-one basis, as every case is a little different. We try to determine how to be most beneficial to the family. We can provide assistance with most medical expenses including experimental procedures not covered by insurance. However, in most cases we find that the family needs immediate help with everyday living expenses that we all deal with. Expenses such as house or rent payments, utilities, insurance bills, travel expenses while seeking treatment, ect. It's unfortunate enough to have to deal with the pain of caring for a sick child without having to worry about losing your home or wondering if the utilities will be turned off.