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
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! Helen Shay
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!
PAN helped me with my Multiple Sclerosis medication, Aubagio. I was under such stress trying to get help to defray that overwhelming cost of this medication. I was afraid I might not be able to continue taking this medication without help.
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.