The IWMF has recently announced its first-ever financial assistance program, to assist those seeking second opinions with travel and lodging costs. According to their flyer, “in many cases, residents from outside the U.S. may be eligible”. The WMFC has no further information on what opportunities this might bring for Canadians seeking second opinions, whether from elsewhere within Canada, or from the U.S.
For more information, the flyer is accessible at this link.
To quote from the IWMF’s announcement:
Over the past year, we have been collaborating with The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) on a second opinion financial assistance program for our WM Community Members.
The IWMF Travel & Lodging (T&L) Assistance Program provides individuals diagnosed with WM, or those being evaluated for the disease, with financial assistance related to second opinion or diagnosis confirmation appointments up to the program’s established financial limit. With WM being a rare disease, having a second opinion with a WM specialist can be critical to confirm diagnosis and course of treatment. Community members inside AND outside of the U.S. may qualify. According to IWMF CEO & President, Newton Guerin, “We are excited to announce that the fund is now open! Please join us in celebration of this landmark day for the IWMF, and for WM patients around the world.”
For further information or to apply for this new program, contact NORD M-F between 8:30am – 6:00PM EDT: