Helping Children Get the Medical Care They Need With a UHCCF Grant

This post is written by the Experimental Mommy and brought to you by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation.

When I was pregnant, I prayed routinely for healthy babies.  In both 2005 and 2008, my prayers were answered when I gave birth to two perfect little girls.  Unfortunately, not every child has an easy start in life.  No Mother or Father wants to see their child suffer and will do just about anything to help their little miracles.  But treatments, surgeries, doctor appointments, therapies and technology cost money…a lot of money.

In 2012, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) awarded more than 1,300 grants, worth more than $4.1 million, to families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. As successful fund-raising efforts continue to grow, UHCCF is hoping to help even more children and families in 2013.

The UHCCF is currently seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s much needed health care needs.  The grants can be used for services and equipment not covered, or partially covered, by their commercial health insurance plan such as speech therapy, counseling services, wheelchairs, hearing aids, and surgeries.

To be eligible, the child in need must be 16 years of age or younger and the family must meet economic guidelines, live in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan.  Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant!  There is no application deadline, so you are encouraged to apply for a UHCCF Grant now.

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