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UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Gives the Gift of Hope to Families in Need
Children who have medical needs are sometimes not insured comprehensively to provide coverage for all of their medical treatments. There are few places for families who have gaps in their commercial health benefit plan coverage to turn to for funding medically necessary services for their children. Children may go without necessary treatment, or, they receive the care and families assume a large amount of debt. The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) understands these needs and is willing to help fill this void.
In 2011, UHCCF provided medical grants to nearly 1,250 children, worth an estimated $3.62 million. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 3,500 grants to children and families in need, valued at nearly $11 million. These grants have brightened the lives of children like these:
-Camden, Age 7, had cleft lip and plate, which requires a nasoalveolar molding device in order to prepare for his upcoming surgery. His $800 grant will help with the molding of his lip and mouth.
-Kylie, age 5, has down syndrome and has significant delays in language and physical ability. Her two grants for a total of $5200 will help her receive occupational and speech therapies.
-Ethan, age 8, has leukemia and his $5000 grant will assist his family in paying for chemotherapy, medications and regular doctor appointments. Ethan is currently in remission and in the maintenance phase of his treatments.
You can help kids and families like Luke, Blake and Olivia by making a tax-deductible donation that will directly fund medical grants that help children access new or continued medical treatment. Please take time to learn more and/or visit their online store where a portion of the proceeds from sales benefit UHCCF.
And also check back here frequently to read more success stories about these wonderful children and the great work of the UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation.