Two Foundations. One Goal...
To Support Duchenne Families.
Little Hercules Foundation and Team Joseph have a strong history of working together to fund promising research. Recently, we decided that while we believe in the promise of future treatments, we also see the need to help families right now. In this moment. We identified two priorities—to offer families financial assistance with expenses related to the care of a child or young adult with Duchenne, and to provide help and expertise to families who need access to recommended treatments and equipment, clinical care, and social services.
The purpose of the Duchenne Family Assistance Program is to remove barriers preventing you from getting what you need to live your best qualify of life. To work effectively and efficiently, Little Hercules Foundation will provide case management services to patients and caregivers who have been denied access to treatments, clinical care, equipment, and social services, as well as assist you in navigating government and social service programs available to you. Team Joseph will take the lead on assistance that includes, but is not limited to, purchasing equipment (scooters, manual wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc.), accessible ramps, transportation to clinic visits, vehicle modifications, and home modifications. Assistance is also available for educational opportunities, such as conferences, so families can educate themselves about the therapeutic landscape and improved standards of care.
The process is simple, and the only criteria for applying is a diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.