Here is My Question:
Are there any funds or scholarship programs that help people with MS pay for complementary therapies? I am aware of the programs through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation but none of those cover supplements or "alternative" therapies like rolfing, acupuncture, infusions, or therapeutic massage. Do you know of any funds like this? And, if not, can this site start one?! :)
We checked around and didn't find anything other than the resources you mentioned (if anyone reading this knows of any, please let us know by using the comment box below). The closest coverage for an 'alternative therapy' that we know of would be from the MSAA which offers a Cooling Equipment Distribution Program, but certain income and other limits apply. For more information, readers may visit www.mymsaa.org or call MSAA at (800) 532-7667. Callers may dial extension 130 to request a Cooling Equipment Distribution Program application.
We have added your idea to start a fund/scholarship program for alternative therapies to our list of things to consider adding to our site! Thanks for the great idea!
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