The following criteria must be met for non-Florida patient:

  • Patient must be 21 years old or younger and have been diagnosed before their 18th birthday.
  • Patient must be currently in active treatment for childhood cancer.
  • All information submitted will be verified by authorized treating facility and personnel. Only applicants who have met all necessary requirements will be approved.
  • Must be an cancer diagnosis. 

Things to know before applying:

  • Applications must be submitted by a social worker from the facility where the child is being treated. (If you are a parent or family member please contact the child’s social worker to submit an application on their behalf.)
  • Applications must be submitted through online at livelikebella.org. Applications won’t be accepted by fax, phone or email.
  • Funds won’t be distributed directly to the family. Invoices will be paid directly to the provider – i.e. landlord, electric company, bank, etc. with proper accompanying invoice/receipt.
  • Families who are non- Florida residents will receive up to $400 of assistance that they can use on the following: transportation, gas, groceries, utility bills, medical copayments, and/or lodging.
  • After the family has reached the maximum available funds, they will only be re-eligible for assistance 12 months after their last request. 
  • Please provide a minimum of 30 days before due dates ensure payments are processed in a timely manner. 
  • If the family is requesting assistance with rent (must be $400 or less), the following information must be emailed to us:
    1. Name of landlord, rental agent or company to make the check payable.
    2. Amount of rent due.
    3. Mailing address to send check for rent.
  • If a family is asking for assistance with bills, a clear copy of the statement must be uploaded through our portal. The bill must clearly show:
    1. The company’s name
    2. Account holder’s name
    3. Full account number
    4. Amount due
    5. Bill due date
    6. Phone number to call to make a payment
    7. Company mailing address
    8. Account holder’s date of birth
    9. Last 4 digits of account holder’s social
  • If you are in need of travel assistance please submit all passenger and preferred flight information to our Family Services Team at SupportPrograms@LiveLikeBella.org and Live Like Bella® will handle the reservation.

We do not assist with:

  • Any cases with a diagnosis other than childhood cancer.
  • Patients diagnosed at the age 21. 
  • Our Foundation will no longer assist with partial payments of mortgage or rent.

After Submission:

Live Like Bella® will contact applicants within five business days and will provide a status of the request submitted. 

*The Live Like Bella® Childhood Cancer Foundation reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time without notice.