Financial Assistance

Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation, assists children with cerebral palsy to help with therapies or other medical treatments that insurance doesn’t cover. The Foundation may provide financial support to those impacted by CP so that they can receive ongoing and necessary therapy treatments or medical equipment to increase independence where such benefits are not covered by medical insurance.

CHASA (Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association), exists to improve the quality of life for children and their families affected by hemiparesis or hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to pediatric stroke or a variety of other conditions. CHASA helps with financial needs through their orthotic grant program, educational, retreat, and athletic scholarships.

Firsthand Foundation, is a public charity that provides funding for individual children with health needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.

Laney Jaymes Foundation for Pediatric Stroke, is a 501(c)3 non-profit providing financial assistance in securing medical equipment and other adaptive products for children who have experienced stroke. Applications can be found here.

Medicaid, is a federal government managed program by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

My Gym Foundation, accepts applications for children with physical, cognitive, and/or developmental disabilities and those coping with chronic illness. Requests may include but are not limited to: rehabilitative therapy, assistive devices, medical equipment, and sensory items.

Ronald McDonald House, a network of Chapters making children happier and healthier by keeping families close — giving them a place to rest and refresh. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can be found in more than 64 countries and regions across the globe. Find your local RMHC here.

United Healthcare Children’s Foundation, provides financial help/assistance for families with children that have medical needs not covered or not fully covered by their commercial health insurance plan. They aim to fill the gap between what medical services/items a child needs and what their commercial health benefit plan will pay for.

Wheel to Walk Foundation, is a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities, 20 years of age and younger, obtain medical equipment or services that are not provided by insurance. This organization strongly believes that no child or young adult with special needs should go without items that could improve the quality of his or her daily life.

These organizations, resources, and programs can change in what is available to support the medical financial assistance to families. It is important to refer to each organizations’ individual website for all details and guidelines.