THE COMPASSION FUND WHEN FAMILIES ARE FACED WITH CARING FOR A CRITICALLY ILL CHILD, IT CAN TAKE A TOLL MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND FINANCIALLY. The Compassion Fund is a unique fund providing relief and support for families during their most difficult time—so they can focus on being there for their child. We partner with Iowa hospitals to help children and their families by providing comfort, care and fulfilling immediate financial needs such as: • A gas card for frequent travel to appointments • Meals for a parent who spends weeks at the hospital • Payment of phone, heat or electricity bills • A birthday cake for a child who spends their special day in the hospital • Care for siblings when parents need to stay with their critically ill child 10