Support provided via the Selma Schimmel Vital Grant Program
Named after our Vital Options International Founder and Lifetime Patient Advocate Selma Schimmel.
The assistance grant program is presented to qualified Patients who are enduring financial hardship as they battle a terminal, chronic or rare disease. These grants help pay for groceries, utility bills, and transportation.
The magnitude of requested support from Patients with a terminal, chronic or rare disease in the United States has been extraordinary:
> Over 550 financial support requests are received weekly from patients in the United States at Vital Options International.
> 68% of the financial support requests received are from patients who are unemployed, uninsured and living below the poverty level.
> 85% of the assistance requests from Patients are for groceries to feed their families.
> Support requests have increased 49% due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States alone.
All donations made go to fund the Selma Schimmel Vital Grant and Patient Education programs.
Please donate and help us make a difference in the lives of Patients and their families.