MINNETONKA, Minn. (Feb. 24, 2021) – UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) awarded its 25,000th grant, continuing its mission of helping families gain greater access to medical care that improves the quality of life of children across the United States.
Since 2007, UHCCF has provided more than $54 million in medical grants to pay for children’s medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees. As a company, UnitedHealth Group has contributed more than $1 billion to support healthy communities since 2000.
A family in Arizona received UHCCF’s 25,000th grant, which they used to pay for their young daughter’s treatments, surgery, and hospital stays related to her heart condition.
Ella, 9 years old, was born with only half a functioning heart. She has already undergone three open heart surgeries and the family expects additional surgeries in the future, as well as a possible heart transplant. Ella has no functioning spleen and a very weak immune system that requires daily medication and cardiologist appointments during the year. Read more…