The Davies Project transports sick kids to vital appointments

Oct 30, 2015

Parents who care for chronically ill children face enormous challenges. Often, simply getting their child to the doctor or hospital is one of them. A program in Lansing seeks to connect volunteer drivers with families in need, but organizers say their work is about more than mere transportation. We talks with two members of The Davies Project.

The Davies Project was inspired by pediatrician Dr. Dele Davies.
Credit Courtesy photo / The Davies Project

The United States can boast one of the finest health care systems in the world. The quality of medicine and advanced technology in this country is befitting that of a first-world nation, but it’s also true that there are enormous disparities in America when it comes to who’s able to access and afford that care.

Consistent health care is especially important for chronically ill children. Simply getting their kids to the doctor or hospital can be difficult for families without reliable transportation.

A program in Lansing is trying to fill that gap. The Davies Project is a volunteer-driven program that’s built around volunteer drivers.

Current State talks with Pam Miklavcic, the executive director of The Davies Project, and the program’s namesake Dr. Dele Davies.