The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Grants Support to the Community
By JBrown@charities.org on December 21, 2011
The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is dedicated to facilitating access to medical-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. This “support” is in the form of a medical grant to be used for medical services not covered or not completely covered by commercial health benefit plans.
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These grants are changing people's lives for the better. Read about some of these success stories and check back frequently for updates.
Madison, a happy four-year-old girl from Oklahoma, has gone from barely walking to running during the past two years. Born premature and diagnosed at age two with triplegic cerebral palsy, this active youngster can now dance and play soccer. Madison's mom says, "It is wonderful to find help for treatments not covered by insurance and to see Madison progress so quickly.
Six-year-old Blake struggles to get words out, but there is no doubt you will know what he is trying to say. This determined and animated little boy with Down syndrome and communication delay goes for private speech, thanks to grants from the UnitedHealthcare Children's' Foundation.
Jayden, a 3-year-old, is hard to keep up with these days. Diagnosed with three types of congenital heart defects, his fight for life started at birth when he stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated twice. Jayden had heart surgery a few months ago, is recovering quickly, and his energy level has soared! "This grant has meant so much to our family and has allowed us to focus on the recovery of our son," says Jayden's mom.
Katelyn is an energetic, independent 3-and-1 half-year-old, who loves giving hugs and kisses and is always on the go! She was diagnosed with glaucoma at birth and received her first grant from UHCCF to help pay for eye surgery. Katelyn was recently diagnosed with autism and has received a second grant for speech and occupational therapy, which have helped her communicate on a whole new level.