Paige’s Survivor Wellness Fund
The Survivor Wellness Program provides long-term follow up care for individuals after they have received treatment for childhood cancer at the Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. It helps cover unmet medical needs related to the effects of childhood cancer treatment including dental, fertility preservation and infertility assessments, medical, and audiology.
Having a cancer diagnosis at any age is stressful, but being diagnosed and going through treatment as an adolescent or young adult creates additional and unique psychosocial stressors. Many adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors describe feeling different than their peers and struggling to identify who they are and where they are going post-treatment. Paige’s Survivor Wellness Fund provides support for patients in this age group to participate in national program such as Camp Mak-A-Dream and Cancer Connections AYA conference.