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Program Guidelines

In keeping the mission of the Take A Breather Foundation (TAB), the following Program Guidelines have been assembled by the Wish Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of the organization.
  • The patient must have a physician diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Patients will not be eligible if they previously had a Wish fulfilled by another organization*.
  • Patients must be nominated by a health care professional who is a member of their CF care team.
  • The patient should be 3 years old or above.
  • The patient’s family is without the financial means to pay for the wish they are requesting.
  • Only one Wish will be granted per patient.
  • Wishes that include travel must be within the continental US. A minor must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.
  • Patients must secure their CF team’s medical authorization to travel, on a copy of the physician’s letterhead.
  • The mission of TAB is to provide a breather, in the form of a respite, for the patient and immediate family – parents/legal guardians/caretakers and siblings who are dependents. TAB will not assume costs for non-immediate family members. *
  • Patients must receive care from one of our partnering CFF accredited care centers.*
  • The nominee has read and understands the “Pay It Forward Pledge”. It is strongly encouraged that the wish recipient and their family participate, but it is optional.
  • Wishes will not be approved for cash or financial assistance of any type (eg rent, mortgage, utilities), pets, medical equipment, or home improvements.
  • The patient must complete the appropriate paperwork and return it to TAB in the required timeframe.
  • The TAB Wish Committee maintains sole discretion with approval.
*Certain circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.