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duchenne family
assistance program

Two foundations. One goal. To support Duchenne families.
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Every child and young adult battling Duchenne deserves the resources, the equipment, access to approved treatments and the best care that they need. Every family deserves support and partnership so they don’t have to navigate a complex medical system alone.

The Duchenne Family Assistance Program is a collaboration between Team Joseph and Little Hercules Foundation, and provides personalized assistance to individuals and families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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Thank you for helping make Seph's accessible bathroom a reality!! What a blessing and relief it is to be able to move safely in a space large enough for both of us without worry of falling...Team Joseph is a blessing to the Duchenne Community!

Lori, Seph's mom

we are here to help

Duchenne is progressive and aggressive. It’s a tough, emotional journey and it shouldn’t be made worse because you’re fighting insurance battles or going without important medical services and equipment when they’re not covered by insurance.

Whether you need direct financial assistance for travel to clinic appointments, equipment or modifications, or you need help with insurance claims and denials, coverage for approved treatments or guidance and mentoring, we’re here for you.

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A life with Duchenne is constantly changing. If you need assistance obtaining equipment that is not covered by your insurance, we are here to help.
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Home Modifications

Whether it’s home modifications, help with resources or financial assistance to make your home accessible, please reach out to us.
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All Duchenne patients should have access to good care. If you need help with travel expenses to get to a Duchenne clinic or doctor appointments, we are here to help.
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Accessible vehicles & Modifications

Do you need assistance purchasing an accessible vehicle or modifying a van? Please reach out for help with resources or to request financial assistance.
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government programs

Do you need help navigating Medicaid waivers, SSI, Medicare, housing programs, etc.? We’re happy to help.
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Insurance question/denials

Whether you have a private or public health plan, our staff can work with you to obtain coverage or appeal a denial.
For help, contact us at or call us at 833.428.3301

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The process is simple: just click below to apply for assistance.

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READ About the families we've helped

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we can't do it without you!

Through the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporate supporters, we have given over $850,000 in support to 700 families all over the country.

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters who make direct support of families possible.

To change the lives of Duchenne families by supporting this program, please contact

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