OSF Children's Hospital

Heller Center for Kids with Cancer

The Heller Center for Kids with Cancer offers a unique combination of programs that complement the medical care provided at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois.

The Heller Center for Kids with Cancer was created to help kids and families live life beyond cancer. Unable to watch children and families struggle, John and Annette Heller generously donated $1 million to establish the Center in 2016. 

Starting at diagnosis, the Center's programs are designed to provide patients and families with the critical, non-medical tools that best support them through and beyond the cancer journey. The programs surround patients and families with the right people, education, tools and services they need to live a truly happy, healthy life. The Center is funded; no family is ever charged for services. Services through the Heller Center are also available to kids diagnosed with blood disorders and sickle cell disease.

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