Referral Process and Eligibility Requirements:
WOW! Experience program referral families must meet all eligibility requirements below before the Oncologist can submit the referral/prescription. All families must:
- Be referred directly from their treating oncologists
- Have late stage, terminal cancer with a life expectancy no less than six months. Please call WOW! Experience Director Kerry McGavin at (404) 537-5254 to specifically discuss a timeout timetable for your patient/family
- Have at least one child age between the ages of three (3) and eighteen (18) – Only one child must meet the age requirement; The spirit of the foundation is to focus on the children living in the household (generally 18 and under).
- Must be cleared for travel by treating Oncologist. For families unable to travel, please inquire about our WOW2U Initiative.
- Have not participated in an any adult dream, wish, or any other similar program
Please note, income is not a consideration in the eligibility of families. We treat families from all income levels and walks of life.
To refer a family, please download and complete the Oncology Referral Form and return to Kerry McGavin at [email protected] or fax to (404) 920-2139.
Referral candidates will be contacted after the Memory Opportunity referral package, including all forms, has been received and eligibility confirmed. Please print neatly to ensure everything is read accurately. To confirm being cleared for travel, we will need to review the referral form with the Social Worker or Oncologist to confirm eligibility, prior to contacting the family.
Please note, incomplete referrals will not be processed until both the patient and oncology portions are completed and returned. Once completed, signed paperwork is received, you (the family) will be contacted within two weeks to begin the planning. You’ll be given several choices of destinations based on several factors including the age of your children. Families typically go on their prescribed timeout… their WOW! Experience within 1-2 months of initial contact. Delays due to health may result in the need for the prescription to be re-approved by your Oncologist.
Recently, an unusually high percentage of families prescribed to JAJF, were too sick or became too sick to travel. Please note, your patient must be cleared for travel. You, of course, are in the best position to determine if your family (the young Mom or Dad) is well enough to take the trip per our parameters.
Once we receive your paperwork clearing your family for travel, we arrange their trip typically between 1-2 months (around their treatment schedule). However, please adhere to the time frame options in section VI of the prescription form. Please review the cover page of the prescription form before suggesting or contacting a family.
Please also note, you do not need to do anything other than make the referral to JAJF for a prescribed timeout. We will review all details and all travel options with your family.
Please review the website to better appreciate, WOW! Experiences® come in all forms and destinations depending on a number of variables. We want to continue to add value to your total cancer care. We will continue to provide cherished, positive memories for these young families. If you have any questions before discussing JAJF with one of your families, please call Kerry McGavin, our WOW! Experience Director at (404) 537-5254.
JAJF helps families to create lasting and inheritable memories that can only be measured by the families themselves.
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