My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for HealthWell Foundation, Germantown, MD, USA
I was finally diagnosed with lupus and Sjogrens Syndrome in 2017, after many years of struggling. My doctor's were finally able to come up with a treatment plan that included Plaquenil to help restore some level of function. This was covered by my insurance with a $10 copay. The medication was amazing! I felt better than I had in several years, I was able to move around, work, and FUNCTION better than I had in several years. Unfortunately, I was severely allergic to it and had to stop taking it. The doctor's then switched to a "cousin" of the Plaquenil, chloroqine. It didn't work as well as the Plaquenil, but it still was a great medication. My copay with this was $20 until January of 2018. My insurance changed to an HMO and the copay then went up to $100 a month, which I couldn't afford. I was devastated and didn't know what I would do so I started researching and found The HealthWell Foundation website. I completed the assistance application, but honestly never expected to be approved for assistance. I was approved for a significant amount. It has now been 2 years that I've been on these medications and am so very thankful that I was able to continue with them because of the help I received from The HealthWell Foundation. I still struggle with residual issues from the autoimmune diseases, but my inflammation levels have been reduced significantly, I am in much less pain, and I'm able to actually get out of bed and function. I honestly don't know what I would've done without this foundation. Thank you so very much!