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Funding Options and Charitable Organizations

Funding Resources for Patients without Insurance Coverage for Axiobionics Products

United Cerebral Palsy Elsie S. Bellows Fund for Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology (AT) often plays a vital role in the lives of people with disabilities. AT is any item, piece of equipment, or product that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Visit site...

Financing for Assistive Technology for Michigan Residents

UCP Resources Guide

Children with Special Needs Fund

The Children with Special Needs Fund provides support for children in Michigan with special health care needs not available through any other funding source. The Fund helps with the purchase of equipment and services that promote optimal health, mobility, and development, enhancing the lives of children and their families.  Visit site...

Links to Medicaid Waiver Programs State by State

The Waiver Program pays for specialized medical equipment that Medicaid does not cover. Wearable Therapy® is not a covered item under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, therefore, Wearable Therapy® is eligible for coverage under Waiver. The Waiver Program is available in 44 states and while they may vary slightly from state to state, the programs typically fund a variety of services in the range of $25,000 on an annual basis. To qualify for the Waiver Program patients must contact their local Waiver program and apply for services.  Children as well as adults are eligible for this program.  Visit site...

Children's Special Health Care Services

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families. CSHCS strives to enable individuals with special health care needs to have improved health outcomes and an enhanced quality of life through the appropriate use of the CSHCS system of care. Visit site...

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc.

Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) is the independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of the State of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities in Michigan. MPAS services include information and referral, short-term assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic advocacy, monitoring, and training.  Visit site...

Care Credit

Discover the healthcare financing credit card from CareCredit. Learn about financing for procedures like LASIK, cosmetic surgery, dental, & more. We do something very simple at CareCredit: we help people get the care they want for themselves and their families. And, for us, that's very important. Together, with 200,000 health-focused provider and retail locations, we're helping people access care.  Visit site...

Freedom to Walk Foundation

Freedom to Walk Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization assisting with funds for the purchase of WalkAides® for children and adults diagnosed with “Foot Drop” due to Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, or Traumatic Brain Injury. Visit site...

 

Go Fund Me

GoFundMe makes it incredibly easy to raise money online for the things that matter to you most. In less than a minute, you'll be able to personalize your fundraising campaign and share it with the people in your life. In fact, over $2 Billion has been raised by GoFundMe users just like you. Visit site...

Mary & Charles A. Parkhill Foundation for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

The mission of The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation is to raise funds that will be granted to individuals, in the form of scholarships, to obtain therapy services. Donations will make it possible for people (without other resources) to get vital physical therapy and the hope that goes along with striving for and reaching goals. Visit site...

Sci Info Pages

These organizations provide help to those that are living with spinal cord injuries through grants, equipment donations and other means of support. Similar organizations can also be found on the State Resources and SCI Organizations pages. Visit site...

You Caring Crowdfunding

YouCaring is a free online fundraising platform that pioneered Compassionate Crowdfunding™—empowering people worldwide to rally support for personal and charitable causes without the fundraising fees associated with other sites. To date, the YouCaring community is 4.5 million strong and has raised more than $400 million for humanitarian causes. Visit site...

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides a comprehensive approach to helping people with MS maintain their health and well-being.  We offer programming and support to keep them self-sufficient and their homes safe, while our educational programs heighten public awareness and promote understanding about the disease. Visit site...

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: Brighter Tomorrow Grant Program

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation: Assistive Technology Program

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

In addition to the physical and emotional impact of multiple sclerosis, the disease may also impose financial challenges. It is estimated that the cost of living with MS is upward of $70,000 per year, per person. MS may impact the ability to work and may generate out-of-pocket costs related to medical care, rehabilitation, home and auto modifications, and more.

There are a variety of resources available to help address the financial impact of living with MS and help you plan for a future with MS. Visit site...

 

United Spinal Association Resource Center

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.

We believe no person should be excluded from opportunity on the basis of their disability. Our goal is to provide people living with SCI/D programs and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit site...

Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation

The Cindy Donald Dreams of Recovery Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization formed in February, 2008. It was founded by Cindy Donald, the charter member, Officers and Directors listed on this website, and numerous devoted individuals from the community. They all share the common goal of seeking Dreams of Recovery for Cindy and all the many others who have suffered the devastating effects of paralysis due to spinal cord and/or brain injuries. Visit site...

Danielle’s Foundation

Danielle’s Foundation was created to honor the memory of Danielle Vick, who sadly passed away in 2008 from complications of anoxic brain injury. While Danielle’s life was short, it was also incredibly inspirational. When Danielle’s mother, Florence, was exposed to the world of special needs children—a world in which therapies and benefits are too often just out of reach, too expensive, or turned down by insurance companies—she realized the importance of becoming an advocate for her child. Visit site...

First Hand Foundation

First Hand is dedicated to impacting the health of children, their families and communities through reactive and preventative initiatives. To fulfill that mission, we provide funding for individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. We also create and support programs that identify issues before they become critical and that empower people to take charge of their health. Visit site...

Help Hope Live Fundraising

HelpHOPELive is a nonprofit fundraising solution for you, a friend or a loved one in need of help with medical bills. As a national nonprofit, the Help Hope Live mission is to support community-based fundraising for people with unmet medical and related expenses due to cell and organ transplants or catastrophic injuries and illnesses. Visit site...

Friends of Man Charity

Friends of Man, the charitable arm of the Institute for the New Man, gives help to people who find themselves in a situation where they have nowhere else to turn. It may be an elderly person on a fixed income, a working family whose child is struck by severe illness, an accident victim, a disabled person, or a schoolchild whose family can't afford basic needs. Visit site...

Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation

Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation provides immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining a catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football.

Gridiron Heroes is a 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit organization.

Gridiron Heroes Spinal Cord Injury Foundation was formed in 2003 with a specific mission: To provide immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football. Visit site...

The Joseph Groh Foundation

The Joseph S Groh foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to those connected with the construction trades industry (plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roofing etc.) who are living with life altering injuries. Visit site...

Kya’s Krusade

Kya’s Krusade is a comprehensive resource center serving children with physical disabilities and their families, specializing in Arthrogryposis and other less-publicized physical disabilities.  We provide support, education and assistance through our website, provision of resource information and Information Packet, Art Therapy and Financial Assistance Programs. We strive to form a diverse community network and provide opportunities to enable equal access to all available informational, emotional, medical and financial sources of support. Visit site...

 

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project

The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project has identified caregiver support as a high priority. However, the “tools” that parents need to make their job easier are not readily available. These are essential items that not only assist the parents in properly and safely caring for their special-needs child, but enhance the Quality-of-life for the child at the same time. That’s where we step in! Visit site...

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards

The mission of the National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is to provide leadership, professional development, and collaborative opportunities to our members to strengthen their capacity to improve services to crime victims and survivors.  We share a vision of working together so that every victim compensation program is fully funded, optimally staffed, and functioning effectively to help victims cope with the costs of crime. Visit site...

The Travis Roy Foundation

The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Visit site...

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.

Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. Visit site...

University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. Here, you will find our educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-SCIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information. Visit site...

Variety – the Children’s Charity

All children are special. However, Variety – the Children’s Charity’s purpose is to serve children who are less fortunate –children who live and grow up with a serious illness, disability or disadvantage. These are extra special children who require a special kind of help. Visit site...

Parents, Let's Unite for Kids

LUK was founded by parents who felt strongly that parents of children with disabilities need to band together to give each other information and support. It seemed foolish for each new parent to try to learn all over again what other parents already know and would willingly share. It also seemed important for parents to lend each other support because of the healing that takes place when people who share a common problem can work together to find solutions.

We are people with disabilities, parents, professionals, relatives, and friends who want to ensure that persons with disabilities participate in the community and have access to high quality educational, medical and rehabilitation services. Visit site...

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