Due to unforeseen circumstances and family obligations, the Foundation will be unable to review any applications for financial assistance until further notice, and will only be able to process requests for care packages and scholarships. We hope to resume our financial assistance program as soon as we possibly can, so please check back with us in the future. 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.
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 act to accomplish this is by providing financial assistance to those who qualify to help with the costs associated with lung transplants.
While the cost of lung transplantation is typically covered by most health insurance companies, other expenses such as travel and hotel stays are usually the responsibility of the patient or their family. Our Beastrong family has experienced the miracle of a lung transplant first-hand, as Ashley’s / Bea’s sister Lindsay Briggs received a life-saving double lung transplant at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center over ten years ago. We hope we can provide support to others who are going through this process by helping patients and families pay for some of the expenses that are not covered by their insurance. Financial awards from the Foundation can be used to cover out-of-pocket expenses related to travel to / from the transplant center, post transplant clinical visits, and physical rehab appointments; hotel stays / housing; parking costs; meals for the transplant patient when traveling to / from clinical or rehab appointments; co-pays for medications and services related to transplant; and medical equipment that are not covered by your insurance or by any other means.
Please note that the Breathe for Bea Foundation is currently only able to offer assistance to patients and families that are U.S. citizens. Approved applications will receive a check made payable, and mailed, directly to the recipient(s) asking for assistance, or the Foundation will 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, the Foundation will give 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.