Individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury are facing a formidable health challenge, with lifelong financial implications.
Even though a patient may have adequate insurance, many related expenses, including those for home modifications, accessible vehicles and homecare may not be covered. One must also consider the possibility of changes in insurance coverage and other personal factors that may affect financial status.
Fundraising has proven to be a successful option for many patients and families. Many should consider fundraising. Neighbors are energized and empowered to help each other in their time of need.
The most important step for successful fundraising is to start as soon as possible!
Some SCI-related expenses that patients should consider:
- Home modification
- Accessible vehicles
- Home health care
- Insurance premiums, deductibles/co-payments
- Continued physical therapy
- Experimental treatments
- Home durable medical equipment