Kilian Bristol was born with a bilateral cleft lip and no palate. By age 12, he had undergone seven surgeries. Then, late last year, Kilian’s parents learned he would need extensive orthodontic work that was not covered by his commercial health insurance. That’s where UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation came in, providing Kilian with $2,000 to help cover those expenses.
In May, Kilian and his parents were invited to attend a UHCCF fundraiser at TopGolf in Centennial, CO. Little could the family imagine that a room filled with UnitedHealthcare leaders, clients and brokers would be there to welcome them, and support the organization that helped Kilian and his family pay the out-of-pocket costs for his much-needed dental reconstruction surgery. On that May 1 evening, those in attendance raised another $80,000 to ensure other Colorado families could receive the same financial support when needed.
“UHCCF has given us such a wonderful gift,” Kilian’s mom, Josie, told the room of sponsors and supporters at Topgolf. “We are so grateful for the support that allowed Kilian to receive the medical attention he needed.”
UHCCF offers medical grants to help families pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance. Since 2007, UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation has awarded more than 18,000 grants valued at more than $45 million to children and their families across the United States.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.uhccf.org.
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