It is the mission of the Breathe for Bea Foundation to help as many individuals with Cystic Fibrosis, as well as families that have a loved one with CF to care for, as we can fight this devastating disease. One of the ways we aim to accomplish this is by providing financial aid to those who qualify in order to help lessen the burden of the substantial medical costs that come with treating CF. Financial aid can be used to cover prescription costs, hospital/doctor bills, un-reimbursed medical equipment, hotel expenses incurred while a child or spouse is in the hospital, etc. Please be aware that at this time we cannot provide financial assistance to cover things such as rent, mortgages, car payments or repairs, groceries, and utilities. If you are in need of assistance with these types of things as a direct result of a recent – or current – extended stay at a hospital (of at least two weeks), please contact us directly. Depending on the nature of and circumstances surrounding the request, and the amount of funds we have available, we may be able to provide assistance in these cases only, or suggest alternative resources.
If you are a person with Cystic Fibrosis, or a family member of someone living with CF, and would like to apply for financial assistance from the Breathe for Bea Foundation, there are two options available to you. You can either fill out the electronic application form below, or you can download an application and either email the completed form – along with all supporting documents requested – to us at [email protected], or print it out and mail the completed application along with the additional documents to our physical address:
Breathe for Bea Foundation
11 Richfield Circle
Carver, MA 02330
Once we receive the completed application, including all supporting documents, the Foundation will review and will contact you and any other necessary contacts if we have any questions about your request, or need to clarify or verify any information. We try to review applications in a timely manner, but if assistance is needed immediately, please contact us directly. Once we have come to a decision on an application, we will get in touch to discuss it with you. Rest assured that all applications will be reviewed and responded to.
Please note that the Breathe for Bea Foundation is currently only able to offer assistance to patients and families that are U.S. citizens. Also, please be aware that we do not provide payment directly to anyone whose application has been approved. Instead, we pay any financial obligations directly to the source to which aid has been requested for, such as a doctor’s office, hospital, pharmacy, etc. Lastly, as of 2018, we are giving up to $500 for each approved request. However, this amount is set at the discretion of the Foundation and may be increased under certain circumstances. As our Foundation grows, it is our hope to increase the maximum amount of assistance we can provide.
We value your privacy and will not share your personal information. If selected as an aid recipient, we may seek your permission to use your name and any images you send us, on our website; rest assured, any publicizing of your selection will be done only with your approval.
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION FORM
Due to unforeseen circumstances and family obligations, the Foundation will be unable to review any applications for financial assistance for the time being, and will only be able to process requests for care packages and accept applications for a Breathe for Bea scholarship. We will be resuming our financial assistance program in June of 2019 so please check back with us then, and we apologize for any inconvience. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions, or inquiries about other possible resources we may be able to direct you to. Thank you.