Nothing is more terrifying than the thought of losing your child to death. Yet everyday in cities all over the world, parents face that reality in our local hospitals. The financial situation that some parents and guardians are left to deal with can be quite devastating. Most families if employed lose income when they have to miss work in order to spend time with their child at the hospital. Many hospitals do not have the means to provide assistance to these families.
The Ameen Zebedee Collins Jr. Foundation was created based on the personal experience of Zebedee and Karen Collins, the parents of 14 month old Ameen Zebedee Collins Jr., who died of complications after being improperly diagnosed and treated for RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus), a virus that infects the lungs and respiratory system, of it’s victim. Zebedee and Karen have experienced first-hand how support networks can help provide comfort to parents and guardians during critical times. After spending several days at the hospital with their son clinging to life, the death of the 14 month old baby boy, the couple’s only son, was nothing short of heartbreaking.
During their son’s fight to live they decided to help others that are or will go through similar circumstances. In their struggle to remain strong and cope with the death of their dear son Ameen, the couple then took a vow to do all they could to help others that are faced with similar tragedies. The Ameen Zebedee Collins Jr. Foundation is a non-profit foundation, created based upon the IRS 501© 3-tax code. This foundation collects funds from the public under the 501 © 3 tax code to aid others and save lives by promoting awareness of RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus).