For the most up-to-date information on Harvey relief efforts, please visit Protect TX Fragile Kids.
As I’m sure you’ve heard, portions of Texas have been devastated by flooding from Hurricane Harvey. As parents of children with complex medical needs, this terrifies us; we know first-hand how crucial medical supplies are to keeping our children alive and safe, and relief organizations are often ill-equipped to handle specialized medical needs.
Last year, when Louisiana was devastated by flooding, medical supply companies were incapacitated. Children with complex medical needs were at increased risk for illness and infection due to the compromised air quality as a result of the toxic flood waters. A year ago, before Little Lobbyists existed, many of the families who are now part of Little Lobbyists banded together, collected pediatric medical supplies, rented a U-Haul and drove them down to Louisiana, where they were distributed by the Trach Mommas of Louisiana to local families with children who had lost all their medical supplies in the flooding.
This year, Little Lobbyists are partnering up with Trach Mommas of Louisiana, Protect TX Fragile Kids, The Parker Lee Project, Advocates for Medically Fragile Kids NC, and Moms of Trach Babies to help out our friends in Texas. We need to move quickly. We are collecting pediatric medical supplies and are connecting with local families and organizations in and around the Houston area so that supplies can be distributed to the children who need them.
How you can help: Donate medical supplies or funds!
If you’d like to make a monetary contribution:
If you have medical supplies to donate:
UPDATE: We are no longer accepting medical supplies at this time. For the most up-to-date information, please visit Protect TX Fragile Kids.