Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Inspiring Hope and Happiness for Those with Cystic Fibrosis

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.

 

  1. Patient must have a physician diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis.
  2. Patient will not be eligible if they previously had a Wish fulfilled by another organization*.
  3. Patient must be nominated by a health care professional who is a member of their CF care team.
  4. Patient should be 3 years old or above.
  5. Patient’s family is without the financial means to pay for the wish they are requesting.
  6. Only one Wish will be granted per patient.
  7. Wishes that include travel must be within the continental US. A minor must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian.
  8. Patient must secure their CF team’s medical authorization to travel, on a copy of physician’s letterhead.
  9. The mission of TAB is to provide a respite for the patient and immediate family. TAB will not assume costs for non-immediate family members.*
  10. Patient must receive care from one of our partnering CFF accredited care centers.*
  11. Nominee has read and understands the “Pay It Forward Pledge”. It is strongly encouraged that wish recipient and their family participate, but it is optional.
  12. Wishes will not be approved for cash or financial assistance of any type (eg rent, mortgage, utilities), pets, medical equipment or home improvements.
  13. Patient must complete appropriate paperwork and return it to TAB in the required timeframe.
  14. The TAB Wish Committee maintains sole discretion for wish approval.

*Certain circumstances will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.