This little bear made my day!!! It is from UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation and it came bearing the grant I applied for.... Yippee! The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is a non-profit charity and was "established to help families whose children have medical needs that are not insured comprehensively to provide coverage for all their medical treatments... and helps families who have gaps in their commercial health benefit plans". Sam does not qualify for SSI, Medicare or other state/federal programs and usually a child must receive one or more of these type of services to qualify for any sort of aid... however this grant was different and I jumped at the chance. The grant we received (we submit the bills and they pay... what a deal) will cover Sam's diapers, formula and some medications not covered by insurance....OK I am on the verge of tears...this is soooo wonderful!!! Sam is 5 years old and he goes through about as many diapers a day as Sean (6months). And due to the fact that he had nearly all of is large intestine removed because of Hirschsprung's disease he will most likely be in diapers for several more years.... and he is 100% g-tube fed and the special formula he is on is his only form of nutrition. Neither of these items (diapers or formula) grow on any sort of tree or shrub around here so this grant is oh so very wonderful and will basically cover Sam's diapers and formula for 1 year!!!! Yipee!!! This is just a really blessing and I want to encourage others who might be in the same situation that we are to check out this foundation.
Sam is pretty happy about it too!