Providing cystic fibrosis patients with care and support

 
 
 
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ABOUT US

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The CF Care Fund is a small charity that does big work. We’ve reimagined our mission to focus on middle schoolers, teens, and young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF). Our goal is to help people in this age group move toward independence, empowering them to live the lives they want to live. Where there are stumbling blocks—not having portable medical equipment, for example—we want to help remove them.

 

Our Volunteers

The CF Care Fund is an all-volunteer organization. We donate our time so the CF Care Fund has minimal overhead costs. This means your contributions go directly to the patients we’re here to help.

 

Our Work

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If you’re a preteen, teen, or young adult with CF, you probably face challenges beyond coping with the ups and downs of living with a chronic medical condition. Becoming more independent while safeguarding your health may be one of them, and it happens gradually: Sleepovers with friends may lead to overnight camp or time away from home; next comes college or work, relationships or marriage. For you and others with CF, developments like these are no longer the exception. They are almost nearly the rule. 

At the CF Care Fund, we believe it’s our job to help see you through important life transitions. We cover the cost of easily portable medical equipment—for example, acapellas or portable nebulizers—if your insurance does not. We also subsidize the cost of treatments, such as counseling, that can be associated with the unique emotional demands of living with CF.

Are there other uncovered health care expenses that are standing between you and greater independence? If so, let us know. We’re here to make the big steps feel smaller.

 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS

CF is an inherited condition that affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the US, and more than 70,000 people worldwide. More than ten million Americans unknowingly carry the gene for CF, although they’re symptom-free. CF is not contagious; a person must have two genes, one from each parent, to have the disease.

 

Just one story...

Watch this space because over time we’ll share anonymous stories about how we’ve made a difference and improved lives for people just like you.

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