First Hand Foundation Funds

International Funds » Child Assistance Funds

The Cerner Corporation, a global health leader, founded the First Hand Foundation.

A non-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, First Hand assists individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted.

First Hand strives to change children’s lives around the world, one child at a time.

They mission: To directly impact the health status of a young life.

The Foundation helps with clinical necessities (such as medication and surgeries), medical equipment and travel related to a child’s care.

Funding is distributed directly to the child’s immediate healthcare provider.

First Hand accepts applications from anywhere in the world.

Funding Criteria:

  • The child must be 18 years of age or younger (a person 19–21 may be considered if they are in a child-like mental state)

  • The child must be under the care of a pediatrician

  • The case must involve a child with a specific healthcare need

  • The request must be clinically relevant to the health of the child

  • There must be no existing insurance coverage for the requested expenses

  • One request per year, per child for a maximum of three times in a child’s lifetime.

    Expenses Covered:

  • Treatment: Clinical procedures, medicine, therapy, prosthesis, etc.

  • Equipment: Wheelchairs, assistive technology equipment, care devices, hearing aids, etc.

  • Displacement: Lodging, food, gas, parking and transportation for families of seriously ill children who must travel during treatment

  • Vehicle modifications: Lifts, ramps and transfer boards

    Expenses NOT Covered:

  • Home modification projects

  • Alternative or experimental drugs, treatment or therapy where there is controversy in the medical community

  • Wheelchair-accessible van purchases

  • Requests for research funding, mass population grants or other nonprofit organizational grants

  • Requests for debt reduction/past medical bills Copays or deductibles
    For More Information and Application, Please Visit;First Hand Foundation Funds Website

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