The Lives

We Touched

Inspired by the significant impact medical costs have on families and the personal obstacles related to health care costs that we have witnessed, The Extra Step set out to alleviate the financial struggles related to medical bills that are so common in American families today.

An article published in The American Journal of Medicine, from a Harvard study, indicated that over 60% of bankruptcy filings in The United States occur due to medical expenses, even with 78% of filers having health insurance.

At The Extra Step, we firmly believe that no family should experience financial stress due to their child being medically-ill and we are constantly setting up barriers to decrease the amount of these filings. With an individual, personalized assessment of the family’s needs, we are able to construct creative financing that is most beneficial to specific family situations which lets the parents focus on what really matters, the health of their child.

Grant Application

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

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The Extra Step Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization. Through our partnership with Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas, 100% of donations we receive go directly towards benefiting patients and their families at the hospital. Thank you for the support you bring to these deserving families!