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.
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.
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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