Help a Diabetic Child Foundation awarded $23,000 grant through the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
(Naples, FL – August 24, 2020) – Help a Diabetic Child (HADC) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $23,000 grant through the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to provide essential medical testing supplies, insulin, Dr. visits which include endocrinology and emotional support services for children living with diabetes and are unable to afford these lifesaving services.
With the average annual cost of diabetes-related medical expenses being $9,601 – more than $800 per month – families who were living paycheck to paycheck are struggling to care for their children. For those who can’t afford regular wellness care and treatment, the devastating physical and emotional impacts can last a lifetime.
Help a Diabetic Child was founded with a belief that all people diagnosed with diabetes deserve the medical supplies and insulin they need to manage their diabetes. The organization has purchased hundreds of thousands of glucose test strips, lancets, meters, syringes, pen needles, and other diabetes supplies along with tens of thousands of units of insulin and glucagon pens for over 1,300 children and young adults in need. However, HADC does much more than purchasing the essential testing and treatment supplies and services for hundreds of children and students each year. HADC has expanded its programmatic scope to include services such as coverage of doctor visits as well as emotional support.
For more information, visit www.HelpaDiabeticChild.org.
As featured in the Collier Citizen