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We wouldn’t be able to run Helmets 4 Hope without the generous contributions from donors across the globe. Your support has the power to immediately make a difference in someone’s life. All of your support goes towards making a difference, so every penny counts. Helmets 4 Hope is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Helmets 4 Hope is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donors receive an annual statement reflecting the prior year’s total contributions.
Our family started Helmets 4 Hope so we could provide support to those going through the same thing as we are. Our twin girls, Harper and Hailey, were born on October 13, 2016 and both are currently wearing Cranial Orthotic Helmets to help with Plagiocephaly.
When this journey started we had so many questions and quickly found out how expensive it is to treat. Luckily, through the support of our friends and family we were able to get the girls the assistance they needed. Unfortunately, not everyone has that same luxury. We started Helmets 4 Hope to be that support system.
The main focus for families impacted by the plagiocephaly diagnosis should be the well-being of their children and not the financial burden. Our goal is to raise money through donations to pay for treatment for these families.
HELMETS 4 HOPE
Helmets 4 Hope provides support to deserving families who need financial assistance to get their children treatment for plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis.
Plagiocephaly (play-jee-oh-sef-uh-lee) is characterized by the development of a flat spot on the back or side of the head. Plagiocephaly develops when an infant’s soft skull becomes flattened in one area, due to repeated pressure on one part of the head. Many babies develop plagiocephaly by sleeping regularly in one position. This condition occurs more often in premature infants whose skulls are especially pliable.
Craniosynostosis (kray-nee-o-sin-os-TOE-sis) is a birth defect in which one or more of the fibrous joints between the bones of your baby's skull (cranial sutures) close prematurely (fuse), before your baby's brain is fully formed. Brain growth continues, giving the head a misshapen appearance.
Plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis can be corrected by the use of a cranial orthotic helmet. These custom helmets can cost as much as $2,500 and are not always covered by insurance companies.
Our goal is to provide awareness, assistance and financial aid to families who need support.
APPLY FOR A GRANT
Are you a family, or do you know a family, that needs financial support to assist with obtaining care for plagiocephaly? If so, please tell us your story and we will be in contact with you. We will do our best to assist as many families as possible.