MedGift’s Ambassadors act as point people and liaisons to individual communities and personal networks regarding how to best utilize MedGift and its unique features for patients, families and advocates.
MedGift’s focus is helping those undergoing medical and health-related hardships – our users are dealing with challenges much more complicated than figuring out to raise money to take a dream vacation. As a result, our ambassadors, who have practical experience with the complexities of navigating the healthcare maze offer invaluable insights and empathy to those experiencing a need. Meagan Gloverexemplifies all the wonderful traits our ambassadors share: empathy, sensitivity and how best to use MedGift’s unique capabilities. Take a minute to read her story, if you would like to reach out to Meagan email her at Ambassador@MedGift.com, subject line: attn. Meagan
Meagan’s son, Camden has short bowel syndrome, a rare and serious illness that resulted from a Camden with mom and dad[/caption]midgut volvulus the day after his birth. He has a broviac cathether designed to deliver nutrition/hydtration directly to his heart to sustain his life and a g-tube. In an effort to save his life Meagan and her husband transferred Camden’s care to Boston Children’s Hospital to enroll him in a clinical trial to start a medication to save his liver from the same IV nutrition that was keeping him alive. Far from home, and having to put Meagan’s career as a speech-language pathologist on permanent hold, the medical expenses were large. A close friend started a MedGift account for Meagan’s family to help sustain her family financially and emotionally during a very difficult time and while they sought treatment far from their home in the Southern US. ‘MedGift made a profound difference for our family, it’s was the greatest gift we could have received during our fight- and knowing Diem Brown‘slegacy was behind it all gave us the courage to fight despite challenging times.’
Interested in Becoming a MedGift Ambassador?
if you are interested in learning more about the MedGift Ambassador program and how you can make a difference reach out to us via email at Ambassador@MedGift.com. Visit MedGifttoday!
Less than one week after Lindsey Sells published a MedGiftsupport page for her friend Heather Morris, Heather’s supporters have contributed well over their goal of raising ten thousand dollars. In less than 6 days, Heather’s MedGift support page has raised $12,140 or 21% more than the original goal. Of course, MedGift’s support page didn’t make this happen, it was Heather’s generous support community that deserves all the credit. MedGift’s role was to provide a resource that connected Heather with all those who care. Check Heather’s story at Heather’s Heroes. Please consider sharing this post with your friends. MedGift is the only not-for-profit, completely free, COMPREHENSIVE resource for connecting those in need with those who care.
Saturday, March 4th, Kelly Hendrix and her three bike team will be riding in honor of our dear friend Diem Brown, MedGift cofounder and visionary. From the Cycle For Survival Website:
As part of Team #DIEMSTRONG, it’s our goal to spread Diem’s message in helping others and inspiring everyone to live life for that day and to the fullest. Please help promote her legacy and spread the word about the causes Diem was so passionate about.
Diem’s sister, Megan, partner at MedGiftsaid it best: To pay tribute to Diem is to live your life like Diem, so “Live Hard. Love Hard. Dance Hard.” To be #DIEMSTRONG is to love life, always have hope, and fight for what you want no matter how difficult a challenge you face.
100% of every dollar you give goes directly to pioneering research led by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).
Why this is important to us:
PATIENTS DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TREATMENT OPTIONS.
For many rare cancer patients, there is no game plan or treatment protocol—and that’s a very scary thing. Cycle for Survival is committed to changing this reality through funding new clinical trials, studies, and research initiatives to propel forward progress. In its first ten years, Cycle for Survival has already raised more than $100 million—and we will not stop until we beat rare cancers.
To me, Heather is a friend. But Heather wears many hats: wife to Mike, mother to Tre and Addie, daughter to Dale and Sherry, sister to Ben, coach, mentor,
believer, survivor. The list goes on and Heather loves her people fiercely. In July 2015, Heather learned she had breast cancer. She fought. She endured rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, surgeries-I lost count- and hospital stays. And she won the battle! …
From Heather’s story by Lindsey Sells.
Thanks to Lindsey Sells for her willingness to get involved and help a friend in a need. Visit Heather’s Heroesto learn more about Heather’s courageous fight!
The MedGift team recently received the following email from a supporter:
Hi…I am trying to add www.medgift.com/Daniels-Dream-Team to my work “giving page” so that employees can donate and our company will match . However I am in need of your EIN number in order to do this . How can I get that? Thanks so much!
After directing her to her MedGift receipt which she received after making a donation for our EIN it occurred to me, Daniel’s supporter had come up with a great idea to take advantage of her employer’s matching funds program in support of a worth-while cause.
By adding Daniel’s MedGift support page to her employer’s giving page she made Daniel’s needs known to her co-workers which is certainly a win for Daniel., by creatively supporting Daniel’s needs she certainly creates a win for herself. After all, what feels better than helping. And finally, by adding MedGift, a 501(c)(3) organization to the giving page, any contributions made by her co-workers to MedGift, are not only tax deductible but will be matched by her organization. Hey, maybe thats a win-win-win-win, but no worries, its good all the way round. Cheers!