Thank you for supporting me with my insulin. It’s really helpful in these days. I can’t even put into words how grateful I am for you. God Bless You!
We had help a couple of months ago from HADC as we had no insurance. I thought when we got the ObamaCare that it would help but it seems that they are trying to get him on state help and so we are back at no insurance for him right now. It will cost me 900.00 for both his insulin and over 100.00 for test strips. Our doctor thought I might be able to get a few supplies for my son until I can figure out what insurance he will have either state or ObamaCare.
American Diabetes Association told me about your company. My daughter just got an insulin pump last month, and now they canceled her insurance. I'm so upset and worried for her. She takes Humalog, I don't know how I'm going to afford all her medicine and supplies. I have been looking at all the insurance plans and they are so expensive, it's crazy. If you are middle class, then it is not affordable. The cheapest plan I can find is $4715 per child before they pay for any medication and doctor visits, and I have 3 children. Florida Kid Care is not affordable if you have to pay the full payout. I think its nuts they go by gross and not net income and don't take into consideration your school loans, mortgage, car payment, utilities, etc. I'm sorry, I'm just upset and worried.
I have a 9-year-old daughter with T1D. She has been on Medicaid or Healthy Kids for her entire life. She was diagnosed 5 years ago. We recently got kicked off of healthy kids and put onto a full pay plan, we went from $20.00 a month to $372.00 a month for insurance. I am looking for some assistance with her insulin and diabetes supplies. I went to fill her insulin prescription for the first time with her new plan and the pharmacy told me it would cost $568.00 for a month’s supply. Her plan does not cover her pump supplies or test strips either. I can’t afford that.
I just calculated by insurance and I am going to be paying $737.00 a month through my company and that’s the most I’ve ever paid for insurance. That is almost two weeks of my paychecks just to have insurance, I’m not sure what else I can do.
Tami & Joe
Thank you both for your support for me and helping me buy needed supplies. It really helps take stress and pressure off me and my mom know that we have people like you that will help us in troubled times. It is truly a blessing for us and I look forward to giving back as much as I can.
"Food or medication, feed my family dinner or buy my sons life saving insulin. I never thought I would have to choose between feeding my family and life saving medication and supplies for my 4 year old. When I think I can't handle anymore I get more added on to my shoulders. As I type this my little one asks for an apple, I hand it to him and his little hand brings it to his mouth to take a bite and all I can think about is how much the apple costs and how I can gather some change to get him another one. Working 7 days a week, budgeting every dollar, meal planning every meal and snack, couponing, shopping clearance, we don't eat out, we don't waste money on processed snacks or junk food, and yet it's not enough. I still sit and stare at his medical bills and my empty bank account, tears quietly roll down my cheeks without the kids knowing. This disease has devastated our lives. Everyday is a struggle to keep him healthy and to keep up with his medical supplies. The struggle to put food on the table is harder and harder. Sometimes I feel helpless today is one of those days, weeks, months...."
Stephanie and Courtney
To all those involved: My daughter Courtney and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kind contribution, so Courtney is able to attend Session 2 at Camp Winona.
As a nurse, I was planning to volunteer my time at session 2 to assist these precious kids. I did this last summer and truly enjoyed the experience. As a volunteer, my daughter would also be able to attend the camp for free.
Unfortunately, due to my own medical issues I will have to undergo unexpected surgery just before the start of camp and will be unable to volunteer my time. Which in turn, means Courtney would be unable to attend camp for free. As a single mom with 3 kids finances are tight.
Because of the generosity of people such as Lowell and Nancy Lohman and their donations to Help a Diabetic Child (HADC) Courtney is able to attend camp with the sponsorship of HADC.
Thank you again from Courtney and me for all you do for the community and this life-altering opportunity. The camp provides the opportunity for these beautiful children to be "normal kids" while learning to own their disease and take charge.
Have a blessed week.
“Dear Tami, thank you again for your help. The monitors and strips have been invaluable, its a great monitor and my son can now test his own sugar. We are having trouble getting insulin and wondered if you can help. I have been getting free samples from a diabetes camp, but I realized they are out of date and I only have 2 left (both out of date). I have talked to my son's school, they have arranged an appointment at a salvation army clinic so I should be able to get a prescription, but wondered if you know of anywhere I can get help with the prescription cost.............I have lots of lantus for now and its in date!! yeahhh. but the novolin insulin I am really struggling with.
Thank you again for your time.
These past four months with the Libre have been AMAZING! My fingers have healed and my A1C has gone down. Being able to see a graph of my blood sugar and where it’s headed has been helpful to see what’s happening while I’m asleep or in class. It gives me an indication of how certain foods affect me. Now that I can see what direction my blood sugar is going I can see when my blood sugar is starting to drop or go up and I can match my feelings to my blood sugar. When I was just finger sticking I would start to feel low and I would go to the nurse but my blood sugar wasn’t low. I knew that I was dropping but I had no way to prove it. Now I can see where my blood sugar is going just by simply scanning the Libre. I can now treat it before I get too low.
I truly appreciate you providing me with this technology to help manage my T1D.
Dear staff and donors of Help a Diabetic Child,
I was hospitalized with DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis). I had just gotten sick and had been extremely dehydrated causing my acetone level to skyrocket.
Before that, during the month of April, I had started making preparations to start my own business after I graduated college so that I could afford insulin since I had no insurance with my previous job. Paying bills for three months on savings quickly depleted my account. I found myself no longer able to pay for insulin and my stress level was at an all time high. I had tried starting my own business only to see more debt. Furthermore, I had applied to various jobs and had gotten no response.
At the hospital, when I found out I was at DKA, all of my frustration came out. I couldn’t even provide for my health.
Help a Diabetic Child came in and helped us greatly. You went above and beyond to pay for my insulin. Because of you, I was able to be covered for two months. Your organization helped me get back on my feet, starting with my health.
Now I am working for a company as a dispatcher. I still do not have insurance, but hope to have it soon. Our HR department is currently working on the problem.
I personally wanted to thank Tami and everyone that made this possible for me. Thank you for serving me with tender care. May God bless your organization and your lives.
To whom it may Concern:
I am 26 years old. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in April of 2017. At the time I was working full time and on my Moms health insurance.
Since I've been diagnosed I've struggled with finding the right doctors, the right testing supplies, the right insulin and the right doses of insulin. At the same time I've been struggling with depression and I am having trouble holding a job due to my sugars bouncing around and just not having good control.
I am currently unemployed and living with my brother and his family who also struggle with their own finances having four children.
I am a recent patient of Doctor Tami. She has been very helpful and I think now we might be headed in the right direction with which insulin and supplies work for me. Unfortunately I am no longer on my Moms health insurance as of October 2019. I need help.
I am hoping to stabilize in order to move forward and go back to work full time. Hopefully with health insurance in the future but in the meantime I have no way to pay for my supplies and Doctor Visits.
Doctor Tami offered Help a Diabetic Child as a possible means of help in this. I can use all the help that I can get. I want to regain my health and move on with my life.
Thank you for your time and consideration,
I just want to thank you for helping me out when I really needed it. I have type 1 diabetes for many years. I also have a sister who has type 1 diabetes as well. Over the past years I have been battling with insurance and how I was going to pay for my insulin and diabetes supplies that I need. I finally got insurance through my dad that would cover me until I was 26 and was so thankful. My dad got a new job and had to switch to a new insurance company which was fine, until they ended up terminating us before the 30 days which I didn’t find out until I went to get my insulin and the pharmacist told me the cost would be $381.00 for one month. I could not afford that so for 4 days I was trying to figure out what I was going to do, how I am going to pay for my insulin. I ended up in the hospital with DKA for 2 days. The Diabetic Specialist at the hospital found HADC to help me pay for my insulin. I am so grateful you could help me. There are no words to explain how lucky I was to find Help a Diabetic Child foundation. Me and my family are so happy to find a local charity to help.
Sarah a college student was referred to HADC by her endocrinologist. Sarah’s mom had just passed away from lung cancer and their insurance was cancelled. Sarah was in need of insulin and syringes to hold her over until she was able to get back on an insurance plan. HADC purchased a 3 month supply of insulin and diabetes supplies for Sarah.
Sarah writes “I just wanted to send so many thanks for paying for my insulin this morning. I can’t explain how much I appreciate it. There was no way that I could have afforded the insulin at $1,100.00. I am not sure what I would have done without you guys”
Sarah writes “Thanks so much for following up with me. I got my insurance situation all figured out and was able to get everything I need. Thanks so much for your help! I appreciate it immensely. Everything at school is great! Thanks Sarah”.
HADC helped this teenage boy after their family lost everything due to the devastating hurricane in the Bahamas.
Hope you are doing well and thanks again for all your help with our disaster recovery.
And as far as I know now it's still uncertain as to what we are going to do hopefully we will get something figured out but as soon as I know I'll be sure to let you know.
There is still no Pharmacy on my island so getting supplies are very limited.
Most infrastructure is still down.
We again are so happy we got a contact for you guys.
And we will never forget what you guys have done and hopefully continue to do for us.
My son needs some of the 4mm needles that go on the insulin pens if possible he has some 8mm but a bit difficult trying to get it right for injections he hasn't complained but I see him trying to get it done.
Again he's a trooper we are soooooo proud of how he is handling this and in this time especially. Received the package of supplies and again we say thank you soooooo much and you have no idea of how much we appreciate you guys.
When my son seen the needles he was pleasantly surprised.
We are so thankful for your help.
Hope you guys are doing well and staying safe.
We were wondering if you guys were shipping any supplies in this most serious time.
We are almost out of strips and can't find any alcohol swabs don't know if you guys have any of them
Received everything you have no idea on how much this means to us.
We can never say thank you enough
I didn't tell my son anything about the supplies coming, he had no idea until it was placed in his hands this afternoon and he was pleasantly surprised.
Because if I wouldn't have found you guys I don't know what I would have done
God bless you and hopefully one of these days we will cross tracks and meet in person.
To whom it may concern:
Good afternoon, I have a 9 year old daughter with type 1 Diabetes. She has been on Medicaid or healthy kids for her entire life. She was diagnosed 5 years ago. We recently got kicked off of healthy kids and put onto a full pay plan, we went from $20 dollars a month to $372 a month. I am looking for some assistance with her insulin and supplies. I went to fill her insulin prescription for the first time with her new plan and CVS told me it would $568 for the month’s supply. Her plan does not cover her pump supplies or her test strips either. I can’t afford that. I’m kind of lost and don’t really know what to do, so I’m asking for help and direction. I went on your website and submitted my name and email for an application for assistance. I just wanted to know what you think my next steps should be. Thank you for your time.
Dear Tammy & Joe,
I am writing to you to thank you and let you know how very grateful I am for the endless
support you gave me in my hour of need in regard to my Novolog insulin.
I went into the gap and there was no hope, no help, no understanding of my despair.
Needed an advocate w/ a heart to ride in on a white horse and save me. YOU DID!!
You helped greatly and showed me how dedicated, professional and caring individuals
you truly are. You gave me hope to be alive to share my story.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for saving me. Both of you worked extremely hard to get things done, when many others could not.
I hope others knows what an asset you are. I will pray that I can continue with your foundation, at least until the end of the year and whenever I find myself in the gap.
Hopefully 2019-2020 will continue from this point on a positive note and our relationship will continue.
God Bless You! Please feel free to call me, text, email me or write anytime.
Dear Mrs. Balavage,
I want to take a moment to extend my sincere gratitude to you and your organization – Help a Diabetic Child Foundation (HADC)! The impact for the diabetic child we have worked together on these past few weeks is life changing for her and her family. The child has been provided the medical care, education, tools, and supplies - thanks to HADC Foundation. The lab results are improving from a daily blood glucose level of close to 300 down to 120’s as well as establishing baseline levels on various blood tests. The medication adjustments are proving to afford this child to take less daily long acting insulin.
The family is being provided excellent diabetic support, learning the importance of these small changes that will result in a lifelong different path for their child. The child is doing well, feeling better and taking control of her disease.
We never fully know the burden one is carrying. Knowing the challenges this family was facing with little to no health care resources to tackle the disease, makes our appreciation for HADC so much more than I can simply verbalize.
Please know this child is actually smiling these days!
May God Bless you all!
Theresa, RN, MSN (School Nurse)
Dear Tammy thank you very much Bud received his life saving supplies
yesterday. It really means a lot to us and we are very thankful to Help a
Diabetic Foundation. You all mean the world to us and always will!!!!!!! Thank
you thank you thank you!!!!!! Poor Bud had a tough summer just got released
from the hospital he went into DKA last Saturday spent a week in
hospital...so coming home to a box of presents (diabetes supplies) was especially special!
“Feeling truly blessed;)))) my son's box of diabetes supplies arrived today!!! We cannot thank you enough for all for your help and support…Without you we’d be scrambling to pay for test strips, skipping sugar counts and reusing syringes…..From my family to yours there is hope n angels do exist.”
When our 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with T1D, Help a Diabetic Child Foundations was there for us when we were told that we needed to have $1,500 worth of diabetic supplies before our daughter would be released from the hospital. We already had to borrow from a loan to pay for the hospital deductible and didn't know how we would be able to pay. Thanks to Tami and Help a Diabetic Child foundation, they bought the necessary supplies for us. We will forever and eternally be grateful to them!
Thank you! Myriam
Carlos was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus in May 2018. We are currently requesting assistance with diabetes supplies and insulin for Carlos if possible. During the time Carlos was diagnosed with diabetes, his mother was hospitalized from, at which time she was in a coma and fighting for her life. His mom is now residing in a LTAC (long term care facility). Carlos is currently uninsured and in need of medical supplies. His mom, is also diagnosed with diabetes and due to the financial strain has suggested she will share supplies with Carlos. However, this is highly not recommended. Therefore, we are requesting as much assistance as possible with his diabetes supplies and insulin.
Carlos is no longer enrolled in school. He is currently working in hopes to help support his family financially. He works construction making $14/hr. He works 5-6 hours for the day and works 5 days a week.
Any assistance that can be provided to this family would be tremendously appreciated. If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Thank you again.
When our 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with T1D, Help a Diabetic Child Foundations was there for us when we were told that we needed to have $1,500 worth of diabetic supplies before our daughter would be released from the hospital. We already had to borrow from a loan to pay for the hospital deductible and didn't know how we would be able to pay. Thanks to Tami and her foundation, they bought the necessary supplies for us. We will forever and eternally be grateful to them!
Thank you so much for what you are doing for my son! The Sure Comfort syringes are only 30 units. Those are the most comfortable though - and he can use them for the smaller dosages. Thank you so much. You are unburdening me more than you know.
God bless you and your family, Tami.
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