WHAT IS CHRONICALLY SMILING?
We are a patient-driven community focused on helping individual patients know that they are not alone in their chronic illness journey. We seek to provide the opportunity for patients to connect with one another through email, snail mail, gifts, cards, and visits.
WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT PROJECTS?
Right now we are focusing solely on sending out patient crisis care packages. These are packages filled with gifts, hope, patient advocacy information as well as some toiletries and other items one might need during a hospitalization.
HOW ARE YOU FUNDED?
WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BECOMING A 501(c)3.
Currently we are asking for donations towards sending out patient crisis care packages. These funds go directly to product and shipping costs. In the future we would ultimately like to become a tax-deductible organization where larger corporations can contribute funds.
Some of our upcoming objectives include
+ Developing an app to help patients connect on a local level
+ Providing funds to help patients with outstanding medical bills
+ Creating a network of support for parents whose children are struggling with chronic disease
+ Developing educational materials to help hospitals better support chronic illness patients
+ Providing an opportunity for patients to crowdfund gifts for patients made by patient-powered businesses