Need a voice-activated computer, an experimental treatment, or a van modification? In order to remain independent and healthy, individuals living with catastrophic injuries (spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries) or catastrophic illness (multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, transverse myelitis or Lou Gehrig’s disease) are always in need of technology, treatments, modifications, equipment, and/or home health care, to name a few.
Since insurance doesn’t cover these costs most of the time, how does someone with a catastrophic injury or illness attain such necessities on their own? In 1983, HelpHopeLive was approved as a nonprofit, whereby its mission is to allow uninsured individuals in need of an organ transplant to perform fundraisers in order to cover the costs of the transplant. Today, HelpHopeLive continues to support organ transplants, in addition, the organization supports catastrophic injuries and catastrophic illnesses. How it works is a fundraiser campaign is created, which first requires documentation, to allow families, individuals and supporters to fundraise for necessities not covered by their own resources (insurance, vocational rehabilitation, etc.). A fundraiser can be as simple as a car wash or as big as a golf tournament, there’s no limit to how much can be raised, or how many fundraisers are performed, however, there’s a small administrative fee per donation. Since HelpHopeLive is an approved 501(c)3 nonprofit, donations are tax deductible. The best part is funds never expire and can be used to cover a voice-activated computer, stem cell treatments and/or a van lift as well as numerous other medical necessities. To start a fundraiser campaign, visit www.helphopelive.org.