Friends at NIH provides emotional, financial and logistical support to patients while they are receiving groundbreaking and life-saving treatments at the NIH. Learn More
“There aren’t adequate words to describe the relief that parents feel when they can focus 100% on their sick child and not on whether they will have a home, water, or electricity to return to.” – Katie from Minnesota Learn More
“[We are] not alone in this fight. There are people out in this sometimes gloomy world who care and try to bring hope where most of the time it seems there is none.” – father of cancer patient Learn More
Anthony P. is a postal carrier with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). He came to the NIH in with high hopes of one day living free of the disease. He underwent two stem cell transplants – the only possible cure – but both failed. As he prepared for his third, he and his wife faced eviction because bills were mounting. Friends at NIH stepped in and paid Anthony’s rent for three months.
“It took a huge weight off my shoulders,” he told us. Anthony says the support from Friends gave him peace of mind – with the financial burden lifted, he could focus on his treatment and healing. Learn more…