The Hearts for Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization started in 2009 with the mission to provide financial aid to families battling Cystic Fibrosis (CF). To date, Hearts for Hope has raised over ONE MILLION dollars! All of these funds go directly towards alleviating the financial burden that comes with having a CF patient to care for.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene and at least 30,000 children and adults live with the disease every day. While advances continue to be made in finding a cure and improving the life expectancy and quality of life of young people with CF, sadly, today there is no cure. CF patients are often in the hospital for days, if not weeks, at a time. Upon discharge, they frequently need daily physical therapy in addition to dozens of medications to keep their lungs free of fluids and infection. Too often a patient's lungs can degenerate enough that they have no choice but to undergo a lung transplant to save their life if they are lucky enough to find a matching donor.
Clearly, not only is battling CF difficult and life threatening, but finding a way to pay for medical treatment can be next to impossible. With your help, together we can financially support families fighting this terrible disease and provide money towards research efforts in hopes to find a cure.
The Hearts for Hope foundation offers financial aid to families in attempts to combat some of the overwhelming costs associated with CF. Expenses covered range from co-pays to procedures and all strive to make life with chronic illness a little easier. If your family, or somebody you know, is fighting this battle please visit our Aid page to apply to financial assistance.