How We Work

Service with a smile

Our partnership with Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas allows the Foundation to provide direct support to the patients and families in need. The families that we assist have at least one child (under 20 years of age) that is battling a life-threatening disease at Children’s Health. We provide specific financial assistance with regard to any situation that the family is unable to support at the time. This assistance includes, but is not limited to: medical expenses, utilities, rent, food, clothing, transportation, and household supplies. Our approach is unique in that we have a direct impact in the family’s experience at the hospital as we often make visits and show support through cards, games and other gifts for the children as well. Additionally, we realize the child isn’t the only one suffering from their illness, often times the parents are having an equally difficult time, not only from experiencing their child battling an illness, but also from having to manage time between work, paying bills, and providing for the other children at the house.

The Extra Step Foundation, through our partnership with Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas is able to assist families who are financially struggling due to their child’s stay at the hospital. We provide need-based financial assistance to the children and their family both during and after their hospital visit. The Extra Step processes and thoroughly evaluates requested aid for the family to determine the type of assistance best suited for the individual situation of each family.


Service with a smile

The Extra Step Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization operating as a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas.
Cody Meyers

Founder | President

A Masters of Science in Finance graduate at Southern Methodist University and a graduate of Austin College, with a double major in Business Finance and Economics, Cody is extensively involved in the Dallas and Greater North Dallas community which enabled him to achieve over 3,500 hours of community service while in undergrad. Recognized as an Allstate Insurance National nominee for his work in alleviating medical poverty in the community.
​Josh Dickerman

Vice President

A graduate of Austin College, with a major in Business Administration and minor in Accounting, Josh is currently working in Dallas, Texas pursuing his interests in banking. Along with The Extra Step Foundation, Josh volunteers with other non-profit organizations in the Dallas area to help eliminate hunger and poverty.
Ryan Thomas

Marketing Director

A marketing graduate with a concentration in sales at the University of Texas at Dallas. Ryan maintains marketing outreach for the Foundation and has participated in city clean-up and beautification projects as well as canned goods collections for local food drives.
Jeremy Swisher


A graduate of Austin College and currently attending Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine for his M.D. At Austin College, Jeremy majored in Biochemical Neuroscience with a minor in Sports Science. Jeremy enjoyed completing 30 hours of community service per semester with the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity as well as representing the Men’s Basketball team in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Financial Assistance
If you or someone you know is in need of financial assistance due to medical expenses, and have not contacted a designated social worker at Children’s Health, please fill out the two forms below and submit each separately. If you have additional questions or concerns please reach out to us at