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Meet Juan ~ Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

July 21, 2016

Juan was introduced to Claire’s Place Foundation by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Compass program, a personalized service to help you with the insurance, financial, legal and other issues you are facing.   Juan is a vibrant young man living with cystic fibrosis, trying to maintain a full time job as well as his health needs on a daily basis.  As most of us  know, insurance companies can be very difficult to maneuver and often times the co-pays when dealing with a chronic illness are insurmountable.

Juan’s doctors prescribed the use of a High-frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Vest almost one year ago Photo (1)but he had not been able to find a way to cover the equipment co-pay which was just over $3,000.  A Social Worker at the Compass program reached out to us after an extended hospital stay to see if we might be able to help.

With the funds raised at our events this year, we were able to send a check out directly to the maker of the vest system so that Juan could receive his vest!

His most recent email says “I started using my new vest system and looks like it is doing its job.  Yesterday, I went to my doctor appointment and my PFT (pulmonary function test) went up by 3%! I owe Claire’s Place Foundation those 3%!!!

Last year, Juan participated in the CF Foundation’s Maryland Cycle for Life Event and created a beautiful video of his team, the Spinning Dreamers.  Please take a look at this inspirational young man’s commitment to raising funds to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis!  YouTube Spinning Dreamers Video

Your donations are hard at work helping families that look to us for assistance ~ thank you so much!


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