Lucy's Love Bus delivers comfort to children with cancer by paying for integrative therapies that help to balance traditional cancer care and improve the quality of life for a child. We offer funding awards in increments of $500 for anyone living in or being treated in New England who was diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21 years, either currently undergoing treatment or suffering from the late effects of cancer treatment. We connect families to local integrative therapists and pay practitioners directly for their services.
Integrative therapies we pay for include:
- Aromatherapy/essential oils
- Art therapy or lessons
- Child life services or patient advocacy
- Chiropractic care
- Craniosacral therapy
- Hippotherapy/therapeutic horseback riding
- Fertility preservation
- Gym membership or personal training
- Herbal supplements/naturopathy
- Martial arts
- Music therapy or lessons
- Nutritional counseling
- Swimming/aquatic therapy
- TongRen, QiGong
Please click here for our FAQs about our program.
We are currently accepting applications for children in the New England area.
Many cancer treatments are still under experimentation, and many of their side effects can be debilitating. The therapies we provide funds for- such as acupuncture, massage, therapeutic horseback riding, nutritional counseling, Reiki, meditation, art and music therapies- offer children the opportunity to heal their spirits along with their bodies.
Lucy's Love Bus offers children and their families the love, understanding, and comfort that they need while going through cancer treatment and beyond.
“When you look at the sick children follow them to the place they can speak to you in. Notice their bodies are two things, love and illness, and help them remember the love and not the sickness. The Healing is [in] knowing who you were, not what you might be.”
- Lucy, age 12