Those living with chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses far too often must forego costly medications, though they may have health insurance. I'd never heard of Patient Access Network Foundation until I found myself in that real and scary scenario. For the second year, Patient Access Network Foundation is making it possible for me to receive one of the few MS medications I can still take, 19 years into my life with MS, by covering my out-of-pocket/after health insurance cost. And, I am forever thankful to Patient Access Network Foundation working with its generous donors, pharmacies and healthcare providers to ensure $0.95 of each donated $1 directly helps patients - a major feat! MS stole my beloved career in 2012, but Patient Access Network Foundation is enabling me to reach new heights of wellness and quality of life! MS will not win! ~ Mary Ellen
When I was first diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer my whole world changed. At first we were able to make the co pay but when a stronger chemo was needed we begin to struggle financially because of the cost related to the chemo plus shots that had to be taken. When I
asked the business office at my doctor if there was any type help I might could get. The lady
was able then to get me help through Healthwell Foundation. I was so grateful. then when my chemo treatments we over it was time to take expensive chemo pills along with shots to keep my cancer under control. The pharmacy that was to fill my prescription every month called and explained the expense of the new medicine. I was almost over whelmed with the cost that was needed as my co pay. Once again someone other than myself knew of these good foundations that help people such as myself. This time it was help through the PAN Foundation that I could get my medicine. When the first six months was over my grant from the PAN Foundation was out and it was time to fill my prescription. Through friends that had heard of help that a small organization in our county I was able to get that months co pay paid. Then with the help of the pharmacy that sends my medicine I was once again given a grant for the next six months from the PAN Foundation. I am so grateful for the help I have received from each organization. Thank you PAN Foundation for you have made a big difference in the way I can face my future.
My co pays just for my specialty drugs are over a thousand dollars a month. This does not include my other co pays nor the January co pay that is much more. I was getting to be non functional prior to my starting on these drugs. I have my life back thanks to these drugs and the Pan Foundation's financial help. Thank you
Pan foundation has been a lifesaver for me . I’m taking a drug called Zytiga which is a cancer drug that cost about $30,000 a month my insurance company picked up part of that payment . And the co-pay left for me to pay is about three or $4000 a month . If it would not have been for pan foundation I probably would not be living today I have prostate cancer and without this medication I would be in serious trouble . Thank you pan foundation . J Binkley
I am so grateful for the PAN Foundation. PANs financial assistance has impacted my life greatly. I have multiple sclerosis (MS) and the cost of MS medication is expensive. Also, I received a COVID-19 financial assistance relief package from the PAN Foundation to relieve financial stress as it relates to food and medication during this time of uncertainty. The COVID-19 relief package has provided assistance for food and medication. PANs financial assistance and COVID-19 relief package has allowed me to focus on my health and not worry about prescription costs or food. It's nice the PAN Foundation is a resource that provides financial assistance and show support to individuals who may need assistance during this uncertain time.
PAN made a dramatic difference for me during the Covid 19 crisis. I'm a low income senior with a compromised immune system. I can't have any contact with people so I can't go to stores to shop for groceries or go to any of the food distribution programs.
Thanks to PAN, I can get no contact food delivery from my local Walmart. This has truly been a major help in my life. I could never have afforded the delivery fees!
Additionally, in the past, PAN helped me to pay my copay for my extremely expensive medicines for a chronic illness. Without PAN, I could not have afforded those life saving medicines.
PAN IS AN AMAZING ORGANIZATION!!!
I found out that I had hepc about 30 years ago. My husband was diagnosed at the same time. I wanted to try to do the interferon trial as I knew this virus was a death sentence. So my husband was against it. But my ex husband had been diagnosed and did the year long regiment and was cured. When I started this regimen in the beginning I was able to hold down a full time job. Within 3months I not only lost my job I almost lost my life. That interferon was equal to chemotherapeutic cancer medication..I lasted 3 months I can’t imagine a year. 30 years later my virus rearned its ugly head. When I was so sick I knew I had to do something. I met a doctor that specializes in hepc Dr Bob Wallace. My health insurance would not cover anything. Dr Wallace found a charity to cover the medication for 3 months I started the medication 4 days later. No side effects just a pill a day.. Happy to say after 3 months of taking the medication Mavyret I was diagnosed free of the virus and I could say that I do not have
Just wanted to thank the charities , my doctor and most of all ours Heavenly Father My husband finally saw a doctor, he died 3 days later in my arms.
I was prescribed Entresto help benefit my left ventrical disease in my heart. The medicine was out of my price range. However, PAN stepped in and made it affordable for me. Thank you very much. Bernie Beckman
I suffered with migraines, high blood pressure and arthritis pain for many years. I went to doctor after doctor trying to find the reason for all my problems. I had been going to a neurologist for several years when he decided I needed carpal tunnel surgery on my wrists. He sent me next door to a surgeon who was part of his practice to do the surgery. When this doctor saw me, he later told me he knew what my problem was. However, he ordered an MRI to confirm. Sure enough I had a pituitary tumor. This started my journey with surgery and tests for over 10 years. After 10 years, I was supposed to be in remission from this ailment. The 10th year, I again began to have symptoms and was sent to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville where I was told I needed another surgery. During this time, I was told I had Acromegaly, which is too much growth hormone, and there was no cure. I was started on medication and this began my journey to the present. I began with one medication and now am on two. This is how Patient Access Network came into my life. These medications are beyond my ability to pay for. PAN has been a life saver for me. Without their help, I don’t know what my life would be like. The cost is astronomical and I am so appreciative of the support and the help they give. They have been there for me time after time.
I'm 66 years old and have osteoporosis! I am low income and could never afford treatment. I have a knee and hip repacement. I fell , broke pelvis in 2 places, 4 ribs. I've also fell and broke femur in half. I'm much better now that your grant has afforded me to have 4 Prolia shots in 2 years. I can't thank you enough. My bone density tests show I'm improving. Thank you so so much. Jacquelynn Lenahan
I have acromegaly. The PAN Foundation enables me to use a “best medication” which costs more than my total income. It controls my disease and allows me to minimize the complications of acromegaly. For me The PAN. Foundation is truly life saving.
I am deeply indebted to the PAN Foundation for the tremendous assistance they give me in helping me with my medical costs. I have Multiple Sclerosis and I have to take injections three times a week. The cost is prohibitive and I am not sure I could afford them without the assistance of the PAN Foundation. Thank you very much.
I am a survivor of Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. When Ibrance was first prescribed for me, I was astounded at the unbelievable cost. But the PAN Foundation stepped in and made Ibrance available to me. What a relief that was! The PAN Foundation was truly a lifesaver and made my mental health much better and allowed me to be a happier and healthier patient. I cannot say enough good things about the PAN Foundation.
I learned I have STAGE3 PROSTATE CANCER around the time we learned we were going to be Grandparents for the FIRST and ONLY GRANDCHILD. For a few days I was so excited to know that I would be a Grandfather then I realized I would never live to see our one and only Grandchild grow up graduate from any school. But then I realized I had to thank GOD I that I lived long enough to see my ONE and ONLY GRANDCHILD be born. For a while my Stage 3 Prostate Cancer seemed to respond to the treatment. We actually have been able to baby sit OUR LITTLE PRINCESS 3-4 times a month. Then a few months ago my CANCER returned with a vengeance. I wasn't going to live to see my Granddaughter's 5TH Birthday or our 50TH WEDDING Anniversary. There was a medication that could make this possible however we could NEVER afford it. I thanked the wonderful folks who treated me prepared to go home and die. They immediately said "give us a few days". In a few days we learned I qualified for assistance through PAN. PAN has made the impossible possible! I am able to receive the ONLY MEDICATION that knocked down my Prostate Cancer. In a few weeks I will have lived to celebrate my Granddaughter's 5TH Birthday and in December our 50TH WEDDING Anniversary. There are no words to express our gratitude for PAN. PAN HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE ONLY WAY I WOULD HAVE LIVED TO SEE BOTH OF THESE CELEBRATION OF LIFE THIS YEAR. Yes CAPS can indicate shouting but I am shouting GOD BLESS PAN for giving me a new lease on life.
After an amazingly healthy life, on 1/2/17, at the age of 73, I was diagnosed with myelofibrosis. Jakifi was prescribed, and, although I had insurance that paid a little over half of the cost, I live on a fixed income and could now have afforded the copay. Without the medication, I would, in all probability, be dead by now. The fact that PAN had picked up the copay had enabled me to live a comfortable, productive life. I will be eternally grateful.
2010, I had a heart attack that put me in the hospital for 16 months. I had been coded 26 times, was in a coma for 7 months and was on a ventilator. In 2015 I moved to South Carolina and found a new lady cardiologist. After reviewing my case and her examinations of my current condition, she put me on Entresto. Being on Medicare, and have Medicare insurance my pill bills were hurting me financially. I found the PAN Foundation and they helped pay for the Entresto. I am also on SSI and can't work. PAN really, really help mehave a better life.
I am a caregiver for my husband who has Parkinson's Disease. It has been a challenge since his diagnosis 8 years ago. At first he was just a little slow walking, but over these past 7 1/2 years, it has become increasingly more difficult to find the correct medications and the dosages needed. We went to 3 different Neurologists before we found one right in our back door that convinced us to try the Duopa Pump for his medication. Very expensive.
Medicare/BCBS only covers a portion of the medication and the equipment, so we went to PAN for assistance. It took me about 20 mins to fill out the application and we received the grant in just a couple of days. We have had the pump now for about 1 month and it has really made a big difference to us. My husband can be a little more active, does not have to take oral meds 5-6 x day and I feel much better with him on the pump.
Thank you PAN for such wonderful assistance and service!
Patient Access Network has helped with my Multiple Sclerosis medicine. The medicine is so expensive. It was so easy to fill out the application and provide PAN with any additional information. The PAN employees are eager to assist you. Without aN I don’t think I would be able to get my medicine.
Retired and on a fixed income, I could not have paid for my lifesaving treatment without PAN. I take an oral chemo pill (Imbruvica for CLL) that is not covered the same as IV chemo by Medicare and the supplement. Imbruvica is paid under pharmacy benefit instead of the medical.
Thank you PAN! They’ve covered the copay for several years now!
Early following my failed receptivity of medication, when heart-surgery was implemented, one of my cardiologists commented that - even though it was well documented that my chronic CHF was caused by adriamycin chemotherapy, I would be dead without it! Fast forward 2 years when Entresto was prescribed that as a senior on Social Security, alone at 80 yoa, I could not afford the medication - in any regard. Novartis put me in contact with the PAN Foundation that was the beginning of my heartfelt, deepest regard for tablet-by-tablet my life was - IS - extended! My gratefulness cannot be overly expressed!
When I was told the amount of the drug that the doctor prescribed for me, I wept, there was NO way I could afford it, or any co-pays. The staff assured me there was help available, thru PAN, and thank goodness there was, or I wouldn't have been able to fill the prescription. I am beyond grateful for the grant.
When I was diagnosed with CLL in 2007, I was told we just had to watch the numbers and that I probably would not need treatment for many years as this cancer progresses slowly. Well, two years later I was already in chemo and I was in and out of treatment until the end of 2016 at which time multiple complications made chemo no longer an option. Along came Imbruvica, the latest miracle drug fresh out of trials just in time! BUT...miracles are expensive and this drug was beyond my reach even with all the insurance I could buy. Along came PAN to pick up the difference and the miracle is...I'm still here! Thank you!
My father worked since he was a very young man, got a good education, and had a successful career. He saved, has insurance, and lived wisely, and was generous with those less fortunate. After retiring, he struggled for three years with constant medication adjustments and weekly visits to the doctor for blood work and to manage side effects of oral chemo. When the doctor recommended Jakafi, the cost was a huge worry for a fixed/retired income. It turned out that Jakafi was a perfect fit for my dad's disease without causing difficult side effects and constant fear of getting so anemic that he needed a blood transfusion, or having blood get too thick and causing a stroke. We are so very grateful for the PAN foundation for their assistance so that my father can get the medication needed to keep him alive. He is otherwise healthy and lives a happy productive life. I don't know where he'd (or we'd) be without PAN's help. Thank you.
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The PAN Foundation has been helping me with co-pays for my Xolair injections, which have helped me deal with severe asthma. The injections are very expensive, and my co-pay is well over $200 for treatment every 30 days. Given all my other medical expenses, this would be unaffordable if not for the PAN Foundation. They are heroes in my book!
Truly a Godsend, I would never be able to afford the copay for my MS medication without the help of PAN. Being on disability has put a strain on income and the insurance coverage to cover prescription costs. Thank You PAN.
PAN helped me and my family so very much with my oral chemo treatments. I don't know what we would have done without their help. We are forever grateful!!! Thank you.
They were great at helping me pay on a very expensive drug that if it hadn't been for them, I would've had to do without. They are so very helpful and caring.
We were notified by email that funds were available and applied the same day and thank God we were approved immediately. My wife’s job was just eliminated and this was a Godsend. Everyone I have talked to at your organization has been very helpful also. I have MS and Parkinsons and don’t know what we would do without you. Thank you again so much.
I was newly diagnosed with polycythemia Vera and my oncologist prescribed Jakafi. My insurance approved the drug but the copay would be $1,500.00 per month for 60 pills. When the specialty pharmacy gave me this information I told her I couldn’t afford to pay. She asked me some financial questions and said she would see if she could find a grant to help me. Thirty minutes later she calls me back in disbelief to tell me the PAN foundation would cover my co-pay. The news brought tears of relief and joy because I prayed to God for help and he gave me your foundation. I am ever so thankful for his divine intervention and your generosity! I am blessed each day I live . Thank you for your kindness!
I went through Hep C treatment in 2014. I have private insurance but the medicine for Hep C treatment falls into our Tier 3 prescription plan and it is VERY expensive. I am a working mother with 2 kids. Without the hell of PANF, there is absolutely no way that I could have afforded the treatment that I needed. They helped lift the financial burden, and made paying for my treatment possible.
My husband, Levi, fought Cancer for 15 years after many years of chemo, radiation, and many surgical procedures. His last year, he was able to receive a newly released chemo drug, Xtandi, to try and stop the cancer. We were very fortunate to receive funding from PAN foundation to help with the cost of this drug. Without your help, we all would not have had that extra year to enjoy the love of life together. Thank you for giving us a wonderful 45 years together.
My husband has end-stage liver disease from Hep C and his medication was costing a fortune. We had to stop because we could not afford it, but he became markedly worse and had to be hospitalized. I vowed to find some way to pay for the medicine he needed, and after many dead-ends and closed doors, I found PAN Foundation. My husband's application was approved and the funds were available within a matter of days. What an incredible, life-saving miracle! I cannot thank PAN Foundation enough for what they have done for us, both with his ongoing health concerns and our peace of mind.
Twice in the past 10 years, the PAN Foundation has been an unimaginable help to my husband & I. The first time they paid a very expensive monthly copay for my husband's crohn's medication. The second time, sadly, they paid an even higher copay for my husband's chemo meds. Even though my husband didn't make it, these people helped when I had nowhere else to turn, and they did it with grace and compassion. It was simple. I didn't have to fill out 1000 forms, or send 25 verification letters.
What could be more perfect in this scary world? THE PAN FOUNDATION. They save numerous people's lives through grants. These grants pay for copays for very ill patients. The list of illnesses that they will issue grants for is very long. Kind and competent company! Thank you for also saving me.
In my time of need Patient Access Network Foundation gave me assistance so I could live on Without their help I wouldn’t be here today
It was easy to apply and all the paperwork to continue to receive assistance was not a burden
When I finally got back on my feet I was so great full for the years they helped me survive
We are so grateful for all of your help. My husband was put on a very expensive heart medication( Entresto).The medication has no generic at this time so without you we would not be able to afford to keep him on the medicine,and it seems to be working so much better than anything he as been given before. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I don't know what I would do without the PAN foundation. I have chronic asthma. Because I take so much medication (in excess of $1500 per month) I fall into the donut hole by May/ early June each year. Without the foundation I would have to do without meds as I only get $1033 per month from medicare. Thank you so much as I probably would not be alive without the wonderful help from PAN.
Thank you PAN Foundation and great staff. Without your help my brother would need to abandon his specialty drug therapy for Parkinsons. God Bless you all.
I have called PAN several times and have received very helpful answers. I am 83 years old and we live on our Social Security and your Foundation has permitted me the benefit of Xolair for my asthma relief.
I have been able to significantly reduce my cholesterol level due to a Tier 4 or 5 medication that is very expensive. The Praluent medication is far beyond my ability to pay from my pocket, but very effective for me. The PAN Foundation is a terrific non-profit assistance group to those on Medicare that just cannot afford the expense of new and very helpful medications. My family and I thank the PAN Foundation and all those associated with this non-profit.
Dear pan foundation, you have been an unbelievable source of financial help for me and my wife. I suffer from heart failure and she is dealing with macular degeneration. We have been married and in love for 52 years. We have managed to deal with a minimal income but with your help, we are still here and want you to know what a tremendous help you have been. God bless you and thank you more than you'll ever know.
You have been a big help covering Entresto for my father who was diagnosed with CHF two years ago, has Medicare and a fixed income and could not pay for Entresto without your help. We appreciate all that you are doing for him and others who can't afford much needed life-saving medication.
they are a god sent for us who can't afford our medicine if it was not for the help i recieve for my ms drug i would not be able to stay on it
Thank you, Heather, for your kind words of support for PAN. We are grateful we could be of service to you.
without PAN I would be destitute! I've been getting grants from PAN since I was first diagnosed with CML (at age 26), and I truly do not know what I would do without their assistance. Their call center staff always has the best "bedside manner" and I usually am ready to cry tears of joy after hanging up the phone with them. This charity helps with what has been the scariest part of living with cancer - the financial burden. I'd like to think I have enough to worry about without worrying about covering my yearly deductible on Jan 1st (as my medicine costs 12k per month). I thank PAN from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you, Ben. We are so grateful that we could be of service during a time of need.
The PAN Foundation has helped me pay for my wildly priced medication for myelofibrosis. I would have had to change my whole lifestyle to pay for it myself. I am on Medicare and the 5% that Medicare charge after all of your initial deductibles is a lot of money when your meds cost this much! Kudos to PAN!
Thank you for sharing your story and for supporting PAN. We are grateful we could be of help to you.
When my husband was being treated for CLL at UF Health Cancer in Orlando, he needed a medication which was extremely expensive. We were introduced to Patient Access Network. Until that time, we had never heard of this wonderful charity. He was able to receive the medication he needed, and we didn't have to pay the huge cost for it, which on top of all his other medical expenses, we would have never been able to afford. I am forever thankful that PAN was there for us in our desperate time of need.
Thank you, L Davis, for sharing your story. We appreciate your kind words and support of PAN and are so grateful that we could be of help to you and your husband during his treatment.
PAN got me transportation to and from my infusions for cancer treatments. Helped me with a copay on a very expensive drug. PAN is the best.
Do not donate to City of Hope. Donate to PAN and other copay assistance charities. All of your money will go to helping cancer patients with high drug copays.
Thank you. We are grateful for your kind words and are glad that we could be of service to you during your treatment.
I have had a grant from PANF each of the last four years to cover copayments for Copaxone, an injectable used to treat MS. Copaxone costs about $6000 per month. Copays run about $5000 per year. My PANF grant makes it possible for me to afford this treatment, which has worked so well for me.
This foundation is very efficient, the employees are knowledgeable and helpful, and the grants are a blessing to Medicare patients who need expensive medications for serious, chronic illnesses.
Thank you, Carol. We appreciate your support and are grateful that we could be of service.
When I received the news that Patient Access Network Foundation had approved my application, I was overwhelmed and so grateful.
I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and there was no way that my family could afford my medicine. But PAN Foundation stepped up to the plate and knocked it out of the park. From the client services to the wonderful people that donate to PAN Foundation, my family thanks you and give hugs to all.
May God bless all who work, volunteer and contribute to this solid foundation.
Thank you, Tommy, for your kind words and support of PAN. We are grateful that we could help you on your treatment journey.
I received a grant from PAN to pay for expensive drugs that I needed to treat my stage 4 prostate cancer. The process was easy, and I will never forget and will always be appreciative of their generosity toward me in the early stages of my journey. Three
and one half years later and I am continuing my treatment, officially in remission.
Thank you, Ned, for your review and support and for sharing your story. We are so glad we were able to be of service to you.
When I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, the PAN Foundation covered my co-pays on three bottles of Harvoni for my treatment. Each bottle was around $30,000 and My Humana advantage plan covered most of the cost but there were three copays, the first being around $4,900 and the next two being right around $2,000 each. I thank you PAN Foundation!
without your assistance I would not have been able to afford this treatment.
Thank you, Jerry, for your support and for sharing your story with us. We are grateful that we could be of service to you!
When I could not afford to finish my hepatitis c treatment Patients Access Network was there to pick up most of the cost. Thanks.
Thank you for your review and for sharing your story with us. We are glad we were able to help you access your treatment.
When we first found out the $6000 co pay for my wife’s treatment monthly she said to me I guess I am going to die ! PAN stepped in covered everything for a period of time and then helped us find another group to cover co-pay !!! She didn’t make it but PAN gave us additional time together to fight it. She never gave up thank you PAN for taking the financial worry and stress out of the senario!
Thank you, Steven, for your kind words and for sharing your story. We are grateful we could be of help in a time of need.
I am 76, retired, and living on a fixed income so there is little wiggle room in my budget. The $700/month co-pay for the Imbruvica that keeps me alive and treats my CLL (leukemia) would be too much for me to handle. Thankfully, the Patient Access Network has been a tremendous help!
We appreciate your kind words and support of PAN. We are grateful we could be of help in a time of need.