Impact! Increasing Respite Funds

A team member works with an individual, AJ, who lives with his family. AJ has used respite funds to attend Camp Fairlee for many years. He loves going to camp, and his family appreciates the respite opportunity. Recently, AJ developed some increased medical needs and as a result, was ordered by his doctor to receive all of his nutrition by G-tube. Due to this increased medical need, the cost for him to attend camp went up by $1400 dollars. AJ and his family were afraid that he might not be able to go to camp anymore because they could not afford to pay the additional costs. After being turned down for several grant funding sources, the SC was able to help AJ request an increase in his respite funds through the MSFP process, and the funds were approved on an ongoing basis so that he will be able to continue attending the camp he loves.