SCID Angels is proud to offer the Ray Ballard Travel Scholarship Program for SCID patients or SCID families wishing to attend a SCID meeting or event in the U.S. Ray was 25 years old when he lost his courageous battle in 2019 to Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. Those who had the honor of meeting Ray know that he was made of hope, inspiration, resiliency and an unforgettable strength. SCID provided many challenges for Ray, especially during the past three years, but he never let that stop him from truly living.
The purpose of this scholarship fund is to provide SCID patients and families assistance with their travel to/from a meeting or event where SCID discussion will be taking place. Some of my fondest memories of Ray are from previous SCID conferences or IDF meetings, which he frequently attended, and where he’d be known to dance the night away.
Those interested in applying for a SCID travel scholarship are asked to complete the application below. Please allow up to 4 weeks to hear about all funding requests and please know that all requests are for travel within the United States and are for U.S. citizens only. Please email any questions to Heather@SCIDAngelsforlife.com.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to the Ray Ballard SCID Travel Scholarship Fund can do so now by clicking the Donate button below or by writing a check payable to SCID, Angels for Life Foundation and mailing their contribution to:
Ray Ballard Travel Scholarship Fund
C/O SCID Angels for Life Foundation
2424 Heritage Lakes Court
Lakeland, FL 33803