The PAN Foundation is a hero in my life. I have MS that’s well managed by an injectable med. After being pushed early onto Medicare as a result of collecting my SS for disability, my copay for that med rose from $50 to $2290, monthly. Yes, monthly. That amount is simply impossible for this freelance writer to afford. It’s far more than my mortgage payment... so my choice became 1) be homeless to pay for my med... or, stop my effective medication that’s preventing serious physical disability and remain home, alone and disabled. Yikes, right? When PAN accepted me for a grant, that changed my life immeasurably. Knowing I could keep a roof over my head AND take my meds that forestall full scale disability was like finding the secret to independent living. My heart goes out to the many people who struggle with choosing between poverty or disability or worse. I know there are many who carry that worry around 24/7 with no relief in sight. Pricey drugs DO work... but only if patients can afford them. The word blessing is overused, but in my case I’m blessed by PAN every day I’m not in a wheelchair or homeless. PAN truly holds the key to my quality of life. I’m ceaselessly grateful for the aid. And hope others who are locked into untenable health situations can know the same comfort PAN has granted me.
Your foundation has saved me. I needed one year of immune therapy for a malignant melanoma, which looked nothing like the pictures you see , I was stage 3, I could never ever have afforded this medicine. I am above thankful for them…. Above thankful.
I am now done that treatment and I am haveing test regularly and hopefully it won’t come back. I also had lymph nodes remove.
I have diabetes, a heart condition, and Parkinson' Disease and both my wife and I on Social Security. One of my medications for Parkinson's is so expensive that we cannot afford the copay. Thanks to Pan I am able to get this medication. When I started on this medication, I was on 1 insurance and I was having to pay a $20 copay but now that I am on medicare my copay is $0. I don't know what I would do without PAN. I know I would not be able to afford this medication. If I did not have this medication, I know that I would not be able to stand or transfer by myself. My wife would have to put me in a nursing home.
So far after 4-5 months of trying we are unable to use the money granted by PAN. Every time we try we are denied. Every time I call I get different information and get told we need something else. I spent 3-4 times calling the billing company of the provider to get what they specifically told me to get from them and now they are denying it again saying it is still not specific enough. No other foundation I have dealt with in the fight against cancer with/for my spouse has been so difficult in order to use the grant. We will most likely lose the grant at this point since we are unable to get whatever they now need. The lady is not sure what that is and got rude with me. She doesn't seem to understand how frustrating this is for someone to fight cancer and battle to try to get help from a foundation that is supposed to be doing that. My question is why make it so hard? They pay for certain drugs. We get the forms saying those drugs were used and we get the forms they asked me for in the last call when that lady said that would be enough. Now those are still not enough. So far no one can tell me what would be enough and be certain since each time something else is said.. How is this helping PAN? Your instructions say to just attach an EOB if you want to get reimbursement. But that was rejected too. So the instructions on your own form are wrong.
Thank you pan foundation for helping with my copays the last couple of years it makes a big difference ta someone trying ta get by on social security the heart fund ran dry praying it gets regenerated either wa thank you all!!
Patient Access Network has been there to pay for my expensive Parkinson's Disease medications ever since I was placed on some of the expensive Parkinson's medications that my insurance will only pay a little on (not enough to matter). I know that I can turn to them for education and relative information on the disease.
Their willingness and assistance in paying my meds, which cost $8K a month over a three-month period, were extraordinary. "Thanks" don't adequately express how I feel.
Thank the people who contribute to the foundation and those who works to help us with very high cost of medicine. I am retired and live on limited income, need medicine for high cholesterol and triglycerides. Cant tolerate regular statins. Cost of the medication to replace statins is about $600. I can't afford this amount but need the meds to stay alive.
Thanks to PAN foundation for the help.
I am so grateful to the PAN Foundation for offering me once again a grant to cover my breast cancer medication. Everyone at the Foundation deserves a standing ovation for their generosity and dedication.
PAN Foundation is God sent. Copays for my MS medication for one month is what many people pay for rent every month. Thanks to PAN for helping the average person. Bless you!
Several months ago my oncologist recommended that I add a new Med to my treatment plan. The goal is to find a drug with fewer side effects than the drug I have been taking for 14 years. The downside of his suggestion is he cost of this new pharmaceutical. Overwhelmingly expensive and well beyond a price I could afford. The Doctor said Florida Cancer Associates has a foundation that could help.
I feel extraordinarily blessed to be able to get my meds through the foundation and not be put in a terrible financial position.
Every single individual I have had contact with has been exceptionally kind and caring and concerned with my well-being.
It is impossible to express
the impact they have had on my life.
Thank you all!!!
Whenever I need assistance of any kind they are always there. You can hear the "smile" in their voices. I have a difficult time with tech. so I call often to get help in signing on to my patient portal, changing my password, whatever the case may be. They are always patient with me as I struggle to type or do whatever they instruct me to do.
The end of the year and beginning of the year are very stressful. That is the time you have to choose medical coverage and drug coverage. After stressing over choosing the right drug plan then you have to worry about being able to afford the specialty medication you are on. I have been very blessed that PAN has been there for me. I have been able to obtain a grant to get me started this new year. It may only last for a few months but it is better than going without the medication. I have multiple sclerosis and the drug costs are just extremely high so the help I get from the PAN foundation is extremely important and much appreciated. PAN is a wonderful group of caring and patient people. The work they do to help everyone get needed
medications is invaluable!!!
I am so grateful for the Pan Foundation. I’m on a very expensive drug for genetic cholesterol which I could not have without this wonderful foundation. The vetting process was easy and fast. The people I worked with were so kind, knowledgeable and professional. I will definitely share this information to others like me who are living on social security.
Pan has been a great help with my Hep C liver disease. They helped me stay alive and out of a heptic coma buy providing assistance so I could get Xifaxan to keep my disease in check. For some reason this year they stopped covering Xifaxan for my disease. Why? I know there are others. God help me.
I was diagnosed with Small Lymphatic Lymphoma in August. I am a 20 year Ovarian Cancer survivor, so I'm not new to this! After waiting a month on authorization from insurance, I was told my co-pays would be $2800.00 a month. I don't make $2800.00 a month. I had told my daughter's that I just wasn't gonna take treatment because of the cost. Optum RX turned it over to their financial people who contacted your foundation. Instantly I was approved by Pan Foundation. Thank God for your help and truly I feel you have saved my life( or at least are in the process of saving it as I am now in treatment).
I am so Grateful for the Pan Foundation. They were of extreme help to me with my Very Expensive Entresto. It's a medicine that I Have to take for my Congestive Heart Failure that orherwise I could not afford on my own. I don't know what I'd do without their help. So Thank You "PAN" from the bottom of my heart ❤
I was on my Parkinson's medication for 20 years and could no longer use it. The new med, Rytary, was unaffordable. It took almost my whole monthly disability aafter insurance! Thanks to PAN I was able to pay the co-pay and get om relief fro my trempors! I don't know what I would do if I ever lost their support!
I was first diagnosed with Prostate cancer almost 2 1/2 years ago. After 43 radiation treatments and hoping I had "licked it," it showed back up . . .along with it spreading to a
couple of lymph nodes. I am now doing another 30 radiation treatments and taking abiraterone, dexamethasone and a "once a quarter" shot of Eligard. I was awarded a grant from PAN to help with the cost of the drug abiraterone, which I take daily . . . and the help has been "smooth and seamless." I am currently in the process of reapplying for a continuation of that grant.
Without the financial help from the Pan Foundation my husband could not have the medicine he needs for his Parkinson's disease. They truly are a blessing to us.
I am super-grateful to have financial assistance from PAN Foundation for my immunotherapy drug for lymphoma. Can't imagine if I had to pay the co-pay for this drug, which retails at $18,000/month (per pharmacy). Part D Medicare is also wonderful. My hope is that someday I can be healthy without needing this drug. Thank you PAN Foundation!
I have asthma and take an asthma maintenance medication. I retired and I now have a Medicare Advantage Plan. I take quite a few medications and all of them were covered but my asthma maintenance medication was not. My copay was going to be $140. There was no way could afford this copay. I tried to work with my insurance regarding the copay, but I got no help. I felt like I was between a rock and a hard place. However, being an eternal optimist, I called my insurance one last time. This time the rep said, "Have you tried PAN?' That one short response saved my quality of life! I thought I would just have to forgo my asthma meds and hope there were no repercussions . But I contacted PAN and I got a grant to cover my $140 copay. PAN literally saved my quality of life. I told my 2 sisters about PAN and they both got grants. To let you know how wonderful PAN is, they called me to ask if I would be interested in a transportation grant. I was dumbfounded. PAN was reaching out to me, I didn't have to call them; PAN was seeking me out to offer assistance. I had spinal surgery after retiring and I had a lot of follow-up care. I couldn't take public transportation so I used a ride-share service. PAN once again came through for me with transportation assistance. And this life altering organization also has the most personable, knowledgeable and kind customer service staff. PAN is a godsend!
I have asthma and heart disease, so am on a lot medications, and every year by July I would be paying a lot of money out of pocket. My inhalers are expensive! Then a friend told me there were grants to help people like me, and maybe I would qualify. I called Medicare and this wonderful lady helped me. It wasn’t easy. She kept coming back to me saying, “can you hold on a little longer, I’m going to check another place”. Finally she found the PAN Organization. She got me a grant to help with my asthma medication! This year makes three years I have qualified for a grant. I don’t have to pay such a big amount out of pocket for my meds. I live on my social security, so this is a huge, huge help to me. Thank you, PAN Foundation! You have been a God send for me. Thank You, Thank You, from the bottom of my heart!!
This is a great blessing to me and the staff was so helpful when I most needed this help
What a wonderful service PAN is providing
I really appreciated it
Thank you so much for all you do
Being a senior with Asthma since birth, and my wife sick with a brain Tumor, and a heart condition. , and Social Security as our only income , without the help of PAN I don’t know what we would do ! Pan is helping us get through life that we could NOT do without this help. Thank you all for your care and help .
After being on Copaxone for over 22 years I was not able to continue due to my co-pays. My neurologist is at HUP and the pharmacy researchers found the PAN Foundation for me. I am very happy that I can now continue to receive this medication for my MS. As my doctor has always told me, I am proof that Copaxone works.
I am very thankful I have received this grant.
I have CLL we have been watching it for 8 years, I went for my yearly Dr. Check up my blood numbers had been going down hill for awhile. We started treatment last October. When a treatment plan was started and I found out how much my drugs were going to cost my wife and I didn’t know what we were going to do. Then drug
Advocate at my cancer center said she might be able to help. Two days later I got an e-mail from the PAN Foundation saying they were going to help pay for my drugs. Life at my house got a whole bunch better not having to worry about where the money was going to come from to pay for my drugs. The PAN Foundation has help us so that we can worry about getting better and not worry about the cost of my meds.
I am so very grateful for the PAN Foundation. I have been a recipient of grants for medications on two occasions over the past three years, medications that were far beyond my ability to pay. My disease is incurable and so the Foundation and the medications have literally extended my life.
Goodness! Where do I begin. I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer & had a complete Prostatectomy in 2014. I rebounded with no further treatments until 2020 when "it"reared its ugly head again. My PSA jumped from virtually 0 to 2.0 in 6 months then progressively climbed. I was referred to the same Oncologist my wife visited & we set a plan of action. The problem, though, was the copay. OK, I can't afford that so I won't take it. Welllll, someone at the Oncologist Office applied to PAN Foundation for me & I was approved for a minimum of a year's worth of copays for my Rx. I had never heard of PAN Foundation. In fact, I did not know there was such an organization. Many, many thanks to these wonderful folks. WOW!! I just can't say "Thank you" enough. Actually, "Thank you" is not strong enough for what they have done for me. As with everything today, the copay will probably increase in 2022. I pray that PAN will help me again. These folks are kind, considerate & always willing to help. I love'em. GS
The PAN Foundation has been a blessing to me by providing assistance with the cost of inhalers which are not covered by insurance. Without the Foundation’s assistance, the cost would be much too exorbitant to purchase.
Assistance from PAN has allowed me to start and continue treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Without their assistance on copays I would not have been able to afford the oral treatment (tablets) which are pretty much the last treatment available for my cancer. Great customer service. Waitlists. Easy to use website. They are very quick to respond to your eligibility and the amount of assistance available to help you.
The PAN Foundation has been a Godsend to me! I would not be able to afford my Breo-Ellipta Inhaler without their assistance. I will be forever grateful to this foundation.
Amazing ! God is working through them to heal the sick . I dont think iwould be in a very healthy state if it wasn't for PAN! Since i have a rare cancer drugs are very expensive and i could not afford to pay . They are angels !
I had a not so good experience with another non profit who promised to help me but then said after a few months they were helping Covid patients and had no funding for me. God bless your organization!
Pan has been there for me since I started taking standing for my metastatic prostate cancer. there has been no issues, and when they run out of funds they let me know she to do while they work of the funding issues. I am not religious, but they have been a godsend and key to extending my life time.
I’ve been happy to have the PAN Foundation helping to support my MS medication for several years. Their people are warm & friendly as well as always helpful.
Without the assistance from PAN I strongly believe I would not be alive and stable. The medication I take for my heart failure would be out of reach for me with their assistance. Their Customer Service is exceptional.
After a lengthy hospital stay, I was discharged with 20/800 vision due to ulcerated corneas. Legally blind. The miracle drug I needed to heal my corneas was very expensive. As an hourly employee, I had not worked in six months. My savings were gone and no money was coming in. After a 3-week wait, medical insurance decided they would pay, except my co-pay, which was $3,000. It would have taken months to raise that amount of money. However, PAN Foundation was recommended to financially help me. After a 15-minute conversation, I was immediately approved for the co-pay and able to receive the desperately needed medicine. Today, my eyes continue to heal and my vision is 20/40! I am very grateful to the volunteers and donors to the PAN Foundation.
I have COPD and other underlying conditions.i am very thankful for this Orgañization.
Now that I've been told what my AIC is # 132 I can still order my supplies from Walmart once again.I am able to communicate with this network. One day hopefully I will find a responsible housekeeper..In case I need more equipment after my MRI at least I know that PAN IS HERE..
SINCERELY © Whylene
Ten years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I underwent surgery and returned to normal life. But a few years ago I needed a harmonic therapy using expensive drugs (Eligard and Prolia).
I get injections every six months. The PAN program helps me pay for this treatment. Many thanks. I am a pensioner now and this is very important for my budget.
But there is a small problem: my treatment requires an interval of six months, and the program requires partial use of the allocated money every three months. A conflict arises.
Adjust the rule of payment of the money allocated by the program according to the implementation of the prescribed treatment, please.
I am Parkinson’s patient, taking medications cost me a lot every year. I found PAN Foundation from the internet, with trying attitude of the heart, I registered and applied for the grant , which is approved immediately, I am so happy and very appreciated it ! The PAN Foundation is very organized nonprofit organization, all service members from employees to CEO are very nice and more efficient to client ! I am very lucky to be benefited from this nonprofit organization!
The PAN Foundation has been invaluable in providing assistance to help me afford my prostate cancer medication. Without them, I don’t know what I would have gone. Their portal is extremely easy to navigate and the people on the phone lines are so nice and helpful. Bless them!
I'm living with stage 4 small cell lung cancer, while on social security disability which means very little money. Ihave went through my savings but the co-pays continue. Thanks to PAN I have breathing room in my budget, they pick up my immunotherapy copay and they help with my transportation to the doctor freeing up my mind from money worries. Thanks so very much.
Caring, generous and effective! In addition to the financial support, the phone help has been excellent.
I am so grateful to Pan for providing my Asthma in hailer cost. The cost was way beyond what I could afford. This organization has relieved a lot of stress for this lady. You are doing so much to bless so many. Thank you.
I have osteoporosis and get twice-a-year injections of Prolia. My copay is $500 each time and PAN covers this for me when they have the funds. This is such a blessing for me, a retired teacher who taught 40 years in Title I schools. I wouldn't be able to get these shots without the wonderful help from PAN.
I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when I was diagnosed with MS and discovered that medication to slow the progression of this disease was close to $90,000 a year. That doesn’t count the other meds I take to address the symptoms. Just battling the disease was stressful enough, the cost of treatment was overwhelming. Being on Medicare disqualifies you for drug company assistance programs. Medicare only partially pays for medications, so even the copays were out of reach. Thankfully I heard about PAN. The day I called I was treated with respect and dignity. When I learned I had received a grant to assist with the copays, I literally sat and cried tears of disbelief and joy for 15 minutes! The help I receive from PAN makes treatment possible. Without them, my physical abilities and quality of life would be very different then what they are today.
unexpected out of pocket outpatient treatment expenses post bladder cancer surgery dealt a heavy blow to my social security minimal income in 2020,and my urologist was recommending 2 more years of this treatment to prevent cancer reestablishing post surgery.Desperately needed assistance to continue treatment and found and qualified for help from PAN.As a 70 year old techno toddler,the service representatives were always compassionate,patient and understanding in helping me navigate the health care system.Great effective work is being done here,very appreciative for the rescue.
PAN has supported my purchase of Imbruvica for several years over and above my expectations. It is easy to apply online for aid and only minimal information is needed. The organization worked with my pharmacy to get me set up and brought my payments down to $0. They even provided support after my initial funding ran out during last year.
It is daunting enough to be diagnosed with leukemia, let alone being faced with fantastically high drug charges. PAN aid has been insupportstrumental in keeping my mental and financial health on an even keel. I deeply appreciate their support and highly recommend this foundation!
I was diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in 2009. It was inoperable due to the location in the lung. I started receiving radiation and chemotherapy. I received a billing statement from the treatment facility for a very large amount of money so I talked with a financial person at the facility. She helped me get financial help through the PAN Foundation. This financial help helped to relieve the stress and anxiety of the billing and the subsequent payments going forward. This invaluable help gave the opportunity to keep my mind in a positive place. I did bet that first diagnosis. I was diagnosed two more times in the 5 years after that and the Pan Foundation helped me with financial support. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). The Pan Foundation had some monies available to help with the treatment costs. Once again it was such a relief to know that I could count on the Pan Foundation once again. My thanks go to the Pan Foundation for peace of mind that I can once again receive my treatments so that I can conquer this diagnosis.
In 2020, I was diagnosed with e-asthma and was in need of the drug called, Nucalla, one injection a month which cost over $3000 per injection. With my insurance, that brought it down to approximately $900.00. This was devastating to us because my husband and I both are on Medicare and could not afford this, but at the same time I could not breath and desperately needed this medication. We hear about the Pan Foundation and applied for assistance. Thank God, they responded and paid for my medication. I am very thankful for what they have done to help me as well as others.
I have Parkinson's. I've had a difficult time finding a medication that comtrols my tremors, rigid muscles, and imvoluntary leg movements. Rytary works best and my doctor has worked with me to help me find the best dosage for me. Rytary has helped me have a better quality of life. Without the assistance of the patient access network association i wouldbe unable to afford rytary. I struggle now and without it I would have a very poor quality of life. Their financial help has changed my life. -Michael Carnell
my husband and i are on a limited income( social security income)and we have a medicare advantage plan/the co pays for some of our medication is high/i searched online for ways to lower our drug costs/i looked up the drug company that manufactures one of the meds i take and called the number listed/they had a program for one of my meds but not my husband/they gave me phone numbers of other places that might help/one of these phone numbers was to the pan foundation/i called and they had a program for my husband that would pay his co pay on one of his meds/there was a waiting list but he got in quickly and now whenever we go to his drugstore to refill this med we do not have the expense of a high co pay/we will have to renew every year but it is so worth it/it would be nice if they could offer this program for all drugs
I was unable to afford a very expensive drug prescribed for my ulcerative colitis. PAN made it possible to get three months supply. I had just stop purchasing it as the price was so unaffordable. The rescue me an McAfee a way. Very thankful.
Because of the financial help I am able to cure LCC - Cancer, other wise it wound not be possible. Thanks very very much.
I love the PAN Foundation as they have helped me so much in big ways saving me money in many ways.
I receive a grant yearly for Parkinson’s medication costing me nothing for 1 of my meds where out of pocket is nothing.
Second is a Travel Card where I can use it for traveling to and from appointments, flight and hotel if needed.
I am amazed how every so often there are more options for helping, thank you PAN!!
Some of my medications were very expensive, and it was a relief when PAN agreed to pay for my Breo. It has made a huge difference in my financial outlook. I appreciate the help very much. Thank you!
The medication that was recommended for me after my lung cancer surgery costs over $3,000/month. This year my husband is losing the pension from his former employer, which means we would have to cover our expenses from our retirement savings.
The grant from the PAN foundation was a godsend. The people we talked to on the phone were very polite and respectful. They were very helpful in explaining the enrollment, how to apply for a grant, and even helping us with an internet browser issue.
When we received confirmation that the grant had been awarded, we could not believe our luck and good fortune! The people at the PAN foundation are outstanding and we will never forget how they helped us at this difficult time.
I have prostate cancer in I need to take this medicine daily cost $7000 a year and was not covered by my insurance I apply with Pan for a Grant in got approved within 20 minutes. Bank you Pan you are a lifesaver . May God be in everybody's corner in my position
I was experiencing a prolonged asthma exacerbation that required inhaled steroids. My insurance would not cover $220 for a one month supply. I am retired and living solely on my social security. Rent had recently increased. I could not afford the medication for one month let alone as a monthly recurring medication. Alternative medications that would be more affordable were not available. The doctor's office and pharmacy could not suggest any alternative medications or any sources for assistance. I am not eligible for SSI. I was searching the internet for some source for financial assistance for this medication when I discovered PAN Foundation. I didn't know if I would qualify but I completed their forms. I had nothing to lose. To my relief I was approved that same day. After providing the pharmacy with the necessary information, I picked up my medication the following morning. It is now two and a half months later and my asthma is well controlled. The shortness of breath and incessant coughing are gone. Without PAN Foundation I would not have been able to afford the medication and would still be struggling to breathe and coughing constantly. I cannot thank the people at PAN Foundation enough.
Pan Foundation helped me obtain my prescription medication. There assistance was crucial to my health and well being. Thank you so much.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in 2013 but showed no real symptoms for about 5 years. After 8 months of intermittent illness and hospitalization, I was prescribed a targeted medicine, but without PAN's assistance, I could never have been able to afford my CLL medications. I am very grateful for PAN's presence in my health care regime. I can honestly say they are responsible for adding years to my life expectancy with this disease. I can return to living a normal life once this pandemic is over. Thank you to PAN!
The PAN Foundation has assisted me in medical expenses for my Stage 4 colon cancer chemo treatments for last year and this year. Chemo treatments every other week have put me and my wife into a financial burden with out of pocket expenses. The help we have received from PAN has helped tremendously! Anytime I have spoken to someone, they have been so helpful! Thank you so much to PAN Foundation!
It was a great shock when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, to learn that it had already spread to many parts of my skeleton and soft tissues. At first I could manage the costs of the prescription drugs, but when it was time for Provenge, the cost was more than we could handle, given our total support for an adult ill daughter. The PAN foundation came through with a grant to cover my expensive meds; it essentially extended my life. I and my family are full of gratitude to PAN.
Richard Arden Slotter