CHILDREN'S HEALTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
WHAT WE DO
Being the change.
Project CHAP, or Children's Health Assistance Program, strives to aid underprivileged kids who can't afford medical bills. The organization selects children throughout California every school year to support through fundraising. The organization started during the 2020-2021 school year and our first child was Ethan Mccoy, an 11-year-old boy who suffered from a rare pediatric brain tumor. Project CHAP was able to raise $3,000 for Ethan and his family through online hoodie sales and donations this past year. The organization's founder, Alina Randhawa, started the organization as a club in her Bay Area high school at the age of 15. She decided to help make a change when she discovered that over 13% of American children live in families unable to afford medical bills. Project CHAP recognizes the flaws in the American healthcare system and aims to make a change through their cause.
From left to right, (top) Stefanie and Joey McCoy, Ethan McCoy’s parents (2020-2021 child), and Alina Randhawa pose for a photo with Ethan’s siblings, (bottom) Marty, Holly and Judah, as the family is presented with a $3,000 check at Colusa Medical Center
In June of 2022, Elizabeth was diagnosed with a rare heart condition along with Fibromyalgia and Vasculitis. Diagnosed at 15, Elizabeth never got the chance to be a normal teen due to the pain and fatigue inflicted by her conditions. While her first two heart ablation procedures were unsuccessful, the third procedure she underwent in June of 2023 went well, and her family is now waiting to see how her heart continues to respond. Receiving treatment from UC Davis cardiology, Elizabeth and her family are very appreciative of any thoughts and prayers they receive. Project CHAP is so grateful to be able to work with Elizabeth and her family this year. We are so grateful and excited to work with Elizabeth's family this year!