Becca Smith Fund

Becca Smith Fund Guidelines

Background of Fund A fund created by Alfred and Jane Smith in memory of their daughter, Becca Smith, who had Down syndrome.

Purpose of Fund To provide a small stipend to families when their loved one with Down syndrome is hospitalized overnight.

Purpose of Stipend To help defray extraordinary expenses incurred during an unexpected hospital stay (i.e. gas & travel costs, missed work, meals, extra child care, insurance payments, etc)

Who is Eligible Any family when their loved one with Down syndrome is admitted to the hospital overnight (12 hours or more). Siblings without Down syndrome admitted to the hospital are not eligible.

Amount of Stipend $100 per family per hospitalization stay

Frequency of Stipend Families may apply for up to 2 stipends (2 hospitalizations) during a 30 day period