Blog & Events, Families we have assisted

Meet Emma ~ Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

December 12, 2016

Meet Emma, a theatrical, vivacious teen living with cystic fibrosis.  Over the last year, her CF course has been plagued with several admissions, most recently for nearly an entire month, in a city quite far from their home.  Admissions such as this place a huge burden on families as it can 123_1_2cause a family to be separated for the duration and need to maintain the cost of what can feel like two households.  Food costs and lodging for caregivers, transportation costs of traveling to and from the hospital, child care for other siblings and many times, the loss of income adds up to an insurmountable financial crisis.  fb_img_1478017166739

We were so very grateful to be able to grant this family some much needed assistance, with the support of our donors.  Checks were sent out directly to their landlord, utilities company and car loan for the month so that they could focus their energy and time on being with Emma while she received the care she needed.  We are happy to report that Emma is now home and doing well ~ our thoughts and prayers are with you little fighter!

Emma’s mother writes “We are so appreciative of your organization and we know how very blessed we were to receive a referral from our social worker and ultimately a grant. Having support helped us get caught up and that meant so much to us. We are a one income family and it’s tough. Thank you for making it easier for us to be there for Emma.” 

 

Newsletters, Video

A Little Thanksgiving Inspiration

November 22, 2016

happy-thanksgiving-day-pic-26Sending you best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving

We sure do have a lot to be thankful for here at Claire’s Place Foundation and YOU are one of them.  Thank you for supporting our efforts this year and making a real difference in the lives of children and families living with cystic fibrosis.

Our Founder, Claire Wineland, had the opportunity to speak to 1500 Zappos employees about what a gift it is to make a positive difference for others.  Enjoy a little inspirational boost and remember that even a small gesture by you can make a big impact in a CF family’s life!

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 YouTube Link
 Claire Wineland at Zappos All Hands Meeting
 November 1, 2016

 

Blog & Events, Families we have assisted

Meet Patricia ~ Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

November 13, 2016

photostudio-pruittpruitt_pic2Meet Patricia ~ she was referred to us during an extended hospital stay due to a collapsed lung.  Thus far, she has been in the hospital for nearly one month, working hard to regain her lung function and enough strength to go home.  Patricia is one of two children in the family that suffer from cystic fibrosis and this current hospital stay has taken a real financial toll on her mother as the sole bread winner in the family.   We were very grateful to be able to assist them with getting caught up on their rent thereby avoiding an imminent eviction.

Her Mother writes “What this grant means to us is less stress.  We can continue to function as a family.  It gives us assurance that my daughter will have a home to come back to when released from the hospital.  Thank you Claire’s Place Foundation!”

Thank you to all of our donors and supporters who make these grants possible!  Please remember us as we approach #GivingTuesday where your donations will be matched 50% on our Global Giving Page

We are all pulling for you Patricia ~ wishing you a speedy recovery!

 

Blog & Events, Families we have assisted

Meet Connor ~ Extended Hospital Stay Grant Recipient

October 11, 2016

Meet Connor, a vivacious pre teen living with cystic fibrosis.  Connor’s family recently had a financial adjustment that caused them to lose their secondary insurance, something very important for families living with chronic illness.  Connor is currently battling a mycobacterium, a very resistant bacteria with properties that can wreak havoc on compromised immune systems and children with lung disease such as cystic fibrosis.  connor-jpg

Connor’s family was referred to us through their hospital social worker who wrote “Connor’s extensive medical needs this year have caused a great financial hardship for the family.  His parents take turns staying with him during his treatments and I know how very important their presence is for his recovery and mental well being.  Any assistance you might provide for them would be greatly appreciated and well deserved.”

We were excited to provide an Extended Hospital Stay Grant to this family to cover their monthly utilities, gas and mortgage with the generous support of our lovely donors.  Please, keep up the great work and know that your donations are making a real difference for this family and many others.

Thank you so very much for your help! I can’t describe how much stress it took off my plate! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”  ~ Jamie, Connor’s Mom

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Connor with his mom Jamie

 

 

Press

Thank you Val’s Pal’s

October 7, 2016

This morning, our favorite radio team did a shout out for Claire’s Place Foundation as part of their “Nissan MYFM Vals Pals” campaign that helps bring awareness and support to Southern California charities.

We thank you for shining a light on our programs that support children and families living with cystic fibrosis!  We will also be competing to win a $20,000 grant sponsored by Nissan to assist even more families in the coming year…stay tuned for the date ~ we will need you all to place your VOTE!

Link to the mp3

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