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
MEet THIS YEAR's child!
Roman Perez is three years old and was diagnosed with AML on September 2020. He received treatment for six months and went into remission, was discharged home, and after 2 months he relapsed and was admitted again. Roman was then transferred to UCSF to receive a bone marrow transplant. After 10 months post-transplant he had a second relapse on July 28 2022 went back to UCSF for treatment and unfortunately, he did not respond to treatment, he was then transferred to Stanford to have a medical trial, he is currently admitted at Lucille Packard he begins his trial on September 1st so far he is doing well, in a couple of weeks he will be getting a biopsy from his bone marrow to check if the trial is working. He will be admitted here for at least 2 months, if the trial is successful, he will be transferred back to UCSF to receive a 2nd bone marrow transplant. We are so grateful and excited to work with Roman's family this year!