SCID Angels for Life is happy to offer SCID Family Scholarships to affected families who are currently going through treatment for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency. We understand the financial burden that is being placed on families when they’re given the diagnosis of SCID. Often it means abruptly having to take a leave of absence from work so you can care for your SCID child. For families with other children, they’re often asked to separate the siblings in an effort to keep the SCID child isolated and protected. Not only is this a financial hardship but it also takes an incredible emotional toll on the family unit.
In an effort to try and lessen the financial pressures SCID families often feel, we’ve developed this scholarship program. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are available to approved families. This money can be used to pay for travel back and forth to the hospital, pay for childcare for siblings, or help pay medical expenses, whatever you need. Now because of newborn screening for SCID in all 50, we’re receiving a high volume of requests. Please submit one request per family and keep in mind it may take four to six weeks for your application to be approved.
Anyone wishing to help support this valuable program can make a donation to the SCID Family Scholarship Program Fund by clicking the Donate button below or by writing a check payable to SCID, Angels for Life Foundation and mailing their contribution to:
SCID Family Scholarship Program
C/O SCID Angels for Life Foundation
2424 Heritage Lakes Court
Lakeland, FL 33803