Susan's Transplant Video is on You Tube

Susan Burroughs, the Founder of Cystic Fibrosis-Reaching Out Foundation has now put her transplant video on You Tube. To see the video please go to and search "Susan Burroughs".

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Recent Patient Assistance

During these times of financial stress on so many families, we are so thankful that Reaching Out is able to help.

The father of a teen-age CF patient was recently laid-off of his job and the mother is only able to find part-time work. They have used all of their savings to make mortgage payments so they can keep their house. Reaching Out was able to assist with payments while parents both seek full-time employment

A 5 year old child with CF lives with parents and 2 siblings. Mother stays home to care for child with CF. Father works construction and had been working overtime to help with bills. Due to overtime pay, family lost Medicaid for daughter. Reaching Out helped with their rent so they could pay on medical bills.

Mother of a young CF patient had been incarcerated and child had been moved from family to family during that time. Mother was recently released and child is now back with her. The child is extremely ill due to complications from CF. Reaching Out helped with their power bill so it would not be disconnected.

The family of a child with CF has 2 other children and has recently taken in 2 nieces whose mother was unable to care for. Father works full time and takes on extra jobs for additional income. Mother is seeking full-time employment. Reaching Out helped with their rent due to a serious financial strain the family is experiencing.

Father of an infant with CF was recently laid off from his job and was having a difficult time making his truck payments. Mother is unable to work due to the child's condition. Reaching Out helped with the truck payment so that father was able to drive to seek employment and bring the child to the CF clinic.