Children's Organ Transplant Assn.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps transplant families avoid financial ruin. Transplant procedure costs range from $100,000 to more than $800,000. Once the transplant is complete, families face significant transplant-related expenses, including medication; transportation to and from the center; lodging; and expenses while parents are out of work and often living with the hospitalized child far from home. These out-of-pocket expenses add up to tens of thousands of dollars annually for transplant families with lifetime totals often exceeding $1,000,000. In cases where a shortfall exists, COTA helps bridge the financial gap.
SeaShare is a non-profit founded in 1994 to help the seafood industry donate to hunger-relief efforts in the United States. It began with a small group of commercial fishermen in Alaska who took unintentionally caught fish (known as bycatch) that were required by law to be thrown back into the sea, and gave those fish – vital, healthy protein – to food banks. Over the past 20 years, SeaShare has grown its donations far beyond our original bycatch program. Now 90 percent of our seafood is first-run, marketable product, donated by generous fishermen and processors around the country. They believe in the power of seafood to help those served by food banks and feeding centers. Over 200 million seafood servings have been distributed so far and we're still counting.
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Duchenne is a devastating muscle disease in children. Historically, most boys who have it do not survive beyond their mid-twenties, and those that do will be using a wheelchair by age 12 and experience social isolation. The simplest of tasks become difficult, and in the later stages, heart and breathing muscles begin to fail. Nearly 20,000 boys are living with the disease in the United States alone and over 300,000 worldwide. The disorder knows no cultural, economic, or social boundaries. But there’s hope through new pharmacological and gene-based therapies.
Grace At The Greenlight
Grace at the Greenlight is a 501 c 3 non profit organization that serves the street homeless in New Orleans. Our mission is to offer New Orleans' homeless persons choices and to provide for their basic needs (water, food and community) in a loving manner that embraces the human spirit.
Children’s respite service is our ongoing mission. Respite volunteers watch over Angels’ Place children at the hospital or provide household aid to the family free of charge. We usually receive clients through referrals from the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans however, we can take home referrals from the parents or guardians of the sick child. Children undergoing treatment there may have a social worker send us a referral on their behalf. When a child has a life-threatening illness, cancer or otherwise, it affects the whole family. The fight to preserve a child’s life is a tough one, so our respite volunteers are here to lend a hand when these families need any kind of basic help around the house or at the hospital. Sometimes, just having a shoulder to lean on makes all the difference.
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ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer is the leading national nonprofit with the mission to end prostate cancer. ZERO advances research, improves the lives of men and families, and inspires action. ZERO offers comprehensive support for prostate cancer patients. Starting with education, we provide millions of men and families with disease information through our website, printed materials, videos, and webinars. Our ZERO360 team of experienced case managers help patients access financial resources, cut through insurance and Medicare red tape, and find emotional support. For men with advanced prostate cancer who could not afford treatment, our financial assistance program provided grants to more than 48,000 men.