My Story: I was born with a disorder called Sacral Agenesis. I have had countless surgeries. My family and I have spent most of my younger years in the hospital. I navigate the world on wheels. I never thought I would be an active person being in a wheelchair. About 2yrs ago my family applied for grant through The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation. I recieved my first racing wheelchair. I was now able to participate with my highschool track team. I started to trail ride and road race and I fell in love with it! I was able to see things and reach places I never thought I could. I have competed in two half marathons starting at he age of 13yrs. Since then I have recieved two more grants from UHCCF for adaptive equipment.
Now, I have decided it's time to give back! I have been working hard and getting stronger. On June 22, 2019 I will be racing in Grandma's Marathon. I am helping raise money for other children and families like mine. As I am trying to reach my goal of qaulifying for The Boston Marathon someday. I will be helping UHCCF help other kids reach their goals!
Please consider donating for this great cause that helped change my life!
BENEFITING: UNITEDHEALTHCARE CHILDRENS FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: Grandma’s Marathon + Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon 2019
EVENT DATE: June 22,2019
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) 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. Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 16,000 grants valued at $40M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. Visit UHCCF.org for more information.
Philosophy: The Foundation embraces and supports the concept of facilitating access to health-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family's share of the cost of medical services.