Friday, July 1, 2011

The Lindsay Foundation

"The Lindsay Foundation is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with the resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies, and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special-needs children.

Lindsay was a special needs child. She passed away in 1999. Her Mom, Laurie McMillan-Henry, so many times had to fight bureaucracies and insurance companies in order to obtain what she needed for Lindsay. She established The Lindsay Foundation in 1999 in the hopes that she could assist other families fighting those same battles. Her statement was that "having a special needs child is not a burden, providing those needs is".

The negatives…. We are not an insurance company and we can’t help
everyone. We do not deal with mental or emotional needs. We do not deal with
children aged 18 or older. We do not cover pre-existing debt. We pay directly to
the provider of benefits and do not pay monies directly to the families.

Families with special-needs children face traumatic medical expenses
whether due to birth defect or catastrophic illness or accident. They often see
themselves having to choose which need they can meet due to financial
restrictions. These are the families that we are here for."
There is currently a charity grant campaign going on.
I am sure you have seen it on Facebook.
My children have not been helped via the Lindsay Foundation.
I have not been asked to blog about them.
I chose to vote for the Lindsay Foundation because of what they selflessly provide for children with special needs.
Yes, we do need education and training and research...I will never dispute that.
But the funds that this group could receive: $100,000.00.

That is a lot of money which will be immediately granted to families in need of therapies and supplies for their children with special needs.

The Lindsay Foundation is funded solely by events and donations and all work within the Foundation is done on a voluntary basis.

Click here to see some of what the Lindsay Foundation has provided. You will also see the faces of the children whom they have helped!

Click here to vote for the children who can benefit from what the Lindsay Foundation can offer them!
And please vote everyday through August!

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful resource and organization. Thank you for sharing!