How do I find discounts/charities for a seriously ill child/?
My friend has an 18 month old that was born having 300 seizures a day. He cannot eat, and is feed thru a feeding tube directly into his stomach. He can only eat Enfamil Next Step formula and BeneProtein, and the cost of this is astronomical. I am trying to help her find a way to get his formula at a reduced rate or even free if at all possible. He requires 24 hr care and she had to quit her job. They just filed bankruptcy and I would really like to help them if I can.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
A lot depends on where you live. E.g., this http://www.kadmf.org/whoqualifies.html is an organization that helps chronically ill children who are residents of Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Delaware.
This foundation http://www.uhccf.org/apply.html provides grants that facilitate "access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child".
Also you can go here http://www.bravekids.org/directory/ and select Financial Assistance and Referral from the pull-down menu and then type in your ZIP code.
I found most of these by going to this web page http://www.lafn.org/~kg6gcz/SOVA/sova-favs.html#ff... and scrolling down 'til I got to "Assistance to patients / survivors'. I didn't finish the list (plus you didn't mention which disease your friend's baby has) so you might go there and just scroll down the list yourself.
I sure hope you find some help for your friend and her baby!
P.S. You might check here http://www.nextag.com/enfamil-next-step/products-h... and here http://www.nextag.com/BeneProtein%2C/compare-html to see if their Enfamil Next Step and BeneProtein prices are better than the ones your friend is now paying
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
Contact Social Services and ask for a list of organizations in your area, such as Rotary, Elks or Catholic Charities. Their Church should be willing to host a fundraiser for them.