Mesothelioma Foundation Expert Can Answer Your Questions!

Nurse Practitioner, Mary Hesdorffer, is a mesothelioma expert and has worked with mesothelioma patients and their families for the past twelve years. Mary is available to answer your questions about mesothelioma, its symptoms and treatments as well as options available to you. This help is a free service provided by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. We are not a law firm. Read more about the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

TO GET HELP CALL: (877) End-Meso or (877) 363-6376 or fill out the form to the right to be contacted by her.

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Patient Travel Grant Program

THE NEED
A mesothelioma diagnosis is generally an emotionally-overwhelming experience. Unfortunately, often, it also takes a heavy financial toll on patients and their families.

Mesothelioma treatment requires the expertise of a specialist who has extensive mesothelioma experience. Such experts are available at a limited number of centers, access to which often requires the patient to travel. Mesothelioma patients can greatly benefit from consulting with an expert. In many cases, the mesothelioma expert will be able to work with the patient’s local physicians to guide them through a more specialized treatment.

The Meso Foundation believes that every patient should have the chance to be seen by an appropriate mesothelioma expert, regardless of their ability to pay. The Patient Travel Grant program was created to provide those patients with financial assistance.

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION
One of the following criteria must be met to qualify for the travel grant:

• Patients who must travel to receive expert care, or an expert consult, on their mesothelioma, and cannot afford to do so without assistance. Repeat visits are not covered unless patients are enrolled in a clinical trial.

• Following treatment by a specialist, the patient has relapsed and needs to explore a new option of treatment or clinical trial.

• Has enrolled in a clinical trial and does not have the financial means to travel to appointments. We recognize that clinical trial participation requires multiple visits and will consider each visit as a new application.

GRANT AWARDS
This program provides a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to cover expenses incurred by a patient (exceptions made for recurring clinical trial visits). This $1,000 grant can cover the costs of travel, lodging and meals. To receive a grant, patients are required to complete an application and document significant financial need. The grant is paid by check directly to the patient.

For more information about the travel grant program, email info@curemeso.org for an application or contact our Nurse Practitioner for more information by calling 703-879-3820.