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The MAGIC Foundation

Rating: 4.97 stars   37 reviews 1,703

Address:

6645 W. North Avenue Oak Park IL 60302 USA

Mission:

The MAGIC Foundation Mission: The MAGIC Foundation is a national non-profit organization created to provide support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes and diseases that affect a child’s growth. Since its inception the Foundation has grown to include support services for adults who were also impacted by these disorders. The MAGIC Foundation Vision: Our commitment and vision is, to reduce the emotional and physical trauma caused by growth disorders, resulting in healthier, happier children and consequently, adults. Our Motto: Children have a short time to grow and a lifetime to live with the results!

Target demographics:

Children affected with Endocrine Disorder that affect physical growth, and adults with Endocrine Disorders.

Geographic areas served:

Support of parents & affected adults

Programs:

An Annual Educational Convention, On-line social media via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, Physician Referrals, Insurance Appeals Assistance, Medical Brochures for Affected Disorders.

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708-383-0808
http://www.magicfoundation.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My adult daughter with GHD attended a MAGIC convention with me about ten years ago. It was such an encouragement to her to meet other adults who had similar health challenges. Also, we got very good information about the latest medical research on Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency. MAGIC doesn't put boundaries on the assistance that they give to families. They try to help with whatever challenge we are facing: insurance, medical, social.

 
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I have two daughters with RSS and now a granddaughter. MAGIC has been invaluable to my family for the emotional support, practical tips on daily challenges, and advances in research in understanding and treating RSS. It is parents of affected children and adults who are affected by having RSS working together. There can be no purer and stronger motivation, and that translates into an amazing not for profit!!!!!

 
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The MAGIC foundation is a wonderful source of support and education for many families! I don't know where we would be without them!

 
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The MAGIC Foundation is a wonderful organization dedicated to supporting and educating families and children affected by various growth disorders. Their annual convention is an amazing time of education, networking and an opportunity for kids to feel "just like everyone else" when the rest of their experiences tell them they are "different". MAGIC's Russell Silver Syndrome Division is the only source of education and support for families affected with RSS. Without the dedication of this organization, many families would feel lost and alone. I applaud their ongoing efforts to provide top notch information and recently their steps into making long lasting changes in our nation's legislation.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Magic foundation has help our family for the last 13 year with support for Russell silver syndrome. I don't know where we would be without them. My daughter is now going down a much healthier road. We have also attended 3 or 4 conventions and gained a wealth of information.

 
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MAGIC is a priceless resource for our family and countless others. In our daughters first few months of life, doctors had no idea why she was not growing. A diagnosis was a relief yet also very scary. The MAGIC community of families and doctors augments the the medical care that we receive in a manner that has supported us in our darkest moments. I am forever grateful.

 
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Our daughter was undiagnosed for 2 1/2 years and then we found The Magic Foundation. The doctors were helpful but Magic gave us the answers we needed. Russell-Silver was not so scary when we found Magic. Not only did it help our daughter but also helped her brother and sisters deal with her syndrome. We are forever grateful to the staff and families that helped us in so many ways. The annual convention was a family adventure and not just for our daughter affected by R-S.

 
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When our daughter was born with a growth disorder, the MAGIC Foundation provided us with reassurance that we were not alone. They answered the questions the doctors couldnt. We've met many great families through this organization and we continue to support it now that our daughter is an adult.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I found MAGIC in my search for answers to my daughters growth. When I had questions, they were there to help and guide me in the right direction. When I had insurance problems, MAGIC made phone calls and didn't stop advocating until I got the results I needed. I am so proud to be a member of the MAGIC family.

 
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I found the Magic Foundation after it was found that my daughter had a rare form of dwarfism called Meier-Gorlin Syndrome. We attended the annual convention that Magic holds in Lombard, IL the year of our diagnosis. The group welcomed us with open arms. My daughter was 9 years old at the time and was getting to the age where other kids started noticing the difference in her size. Spending the weekend with other kids that had Primordial Dwarfism was great for her. It was a place she felt safe and unjudged. Magic has also been an outstanding resource for me as well. I have received helpful information on insurance matters, education on Growth Hormone use, and many other useful tips and tricks. It is amazing to have a place to turn that truly understands our families struggles. We LOVE the Magic foundation and all it has done for our family.

 
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I was introduced to the Magic Foundation soon after my son was born and diagnosed with Congenital Panhypopituitarism. I remember feeling very overwhelmed in learning about his medical condition and it was such a relief to talk to other parents and people who understood what I was going through and that everything would be fine. We've only gone to one convention so far but it was great to MEET others and learn more together. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

 
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I have been a parent member of MAGIC for over 10 years and have been a Division Consultant for about 6 months. When my daughter was first diagnosed 10 years ago, there wasn't anywhere to go or anyone to talk to - and we go to one of the top children's hospitals in the world! I appreciate how much people care about providing information and support to our members. In the 10 years, I haven't found anything close. We strive to continually learn and help educate our members and if requested, education their doctors too! Some of the disorders are really rare and some physicians are very grateful to have all the research consolidated and provided to them to help them better treat their patient. Thank you MAGIC for 10 years - happy to be helping to pay it forward!

 
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