UnitedHealthCare's Children's Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family's commercial health insurance plan. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 15,000 grants valued at $40M to children and their families across the United States, with funding from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees.
I've been fortunate to raise two wonderful children without the personal tragedy or financial burden of significant illness, and I am grateful for their good health every day. I value the work of UHCCF in making it possible for families who have not been as lucky to have support and care across their journey.
Tatiana is one of the children UHCCF is priviledged to serve. Movie night with mom is a highlight for Tatiana, as well as doing well in her schoolwork. When Tatiana was diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder, it came as a big shock to her family and the medical care was financially stressful. Her family’s UHCCF medical grant helped to cover co-pays, MRIs and testing procedures. With less concern over finances on their mind, now Tatiana’s family can concentrate on what matters most – enjoying family time together.
I'll be walking increments of 20,000 steps by June 15 to support UHCCF and its goal to award 20,000 grants by 2020. I hope you'll join me in supporting the work of the Foundation to help these families live healthier lives.