Dec / 28 / 2020
I want to thank the Align Scoliosis Foundation for their compassion and generosity in providing the needed financial support for the Wood Rigo Cheneau brace.
My teenage son was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and this brace was recommended to address his curvature. Once we received the brace, my son was wearing it consistently as prescribed by his physician. As consistently, the bills for this brace were being received. After 3 appeals to the insurance company requesting coverage for this medical equipment, I received a bill for a large sum of money that the insurance would not cover. My CPO informed me about this foundation and suggested I apply.
Within 2 days, I was approved and the financial worry was immediately removed. I will forever be grateful to the Align Scoliosis Foundation for acknowledging and recognizing the need to have these braces covered and for being able to provide the financial support to those in need.
Connie A. - Orange, CA.
Dec / 09 / 2020
We are thankful to the foundation and its donors to provide such beneficial support for those who need it.
We were told by our insurance company, Humana, that the WCR Brace was no longer covered, this is after Humana covered the brace for three years. All of a sudden Humana decided the brace was experimental and investigational and thus not a covered benefit. Facing the expense of a brace that we had not planned on, we became aware of the foundation to provide financial assistance.
While the foundation was very supportive, we continued with our claim and filed a grievance and appeal. After filing a grievance and appeal with Humana, my daughter's brace was approved within a week. I am so thankful because this will mean foundation funds will be available for other children who are not as fortunate to have as good of an outcome with their insurance company.
Prior to needing help from the foundation we were not aware the foundation existed and look forward to becoming donors of the foundation because we know every little bit helps and the WCR braces really do produce good outcomes for children.
I am thankful to the foundation and its donors to provide such beneficial support for those who need it.
Kendall, Jennifer & Justin - San Antonio, TX.
Oct / 05 / 2020
Dear Align Scoliosis Foundation,
My husband and I would like pass on our gratitude for being chosen as recipients of the scholarship for our daughter's WCR brace. Without Lynn mentioning this opportunity we would have had an undue hardship. Lynn encouraged us to apply and we are so glad we did! My daughter received her WCR brace last Tuesday and so far, has adapted quite well. She was pleased on how thin it was and that it was easy to wear under clothing. In fact, after we received the brace we bought her some new clothes to wear with it.
She is a teenage girl, so fashion is very important to her! As parents, we are encouraged the brace won't just hold her curve, but hopefully decrease it while providing some rotation of her hips.
We know we chose the correct brace and are so thankful for Emery's expertise and Lynn's knowledge of financial assistance. We can't thank you enough and are so grateful to you and the foundation.
Jeremy and Julie N. - Green Bay, WI.
Jul / 2020
Sophie came to our Woodlands Office in Texas. Even thought she has a very caring mother I have never met her because she needs to attend Sophie’s younger sister who has health problems. Our visits depend of relatives driving Sophie to my office.
Most of the Doctors have told Sophie’s family that she needs surgery. Perhaps that is the case in the future but she wants to do EVERYTHING POSSIBLE to avoid surgery. They were afraid the doctor would be mad at them for searching for other options.
Her thoracic apex is too high to control her curve effectively, however two things were possible:
- To design a brace that will control her curve as much as possible elevating her trimlines high under the left axilla
- To find the support of Align Scoliosis Foundation.
Six months later her curves have gone down to non surgical Cobb angle numbers. So far it looks promising.
I want to thank ASF for making it possible. We don’t know what is going to happen but we know we are doing our best to help.
Walter R. - The Woodlands, TX
Jun / 2020
Sergio came from San Antonio to my office in The Woodlands Texas with his mother and grandfather. They wanted to get more information about the WCR brace. They didn’t have the money to cover for the brace. It was recommended for them to apply to ASF application was done and less than a week after it the founds were approved.
The brace was delivered and it has been taking longer for the family to bring Sergio back to his doctor with In Brace x Ray. Only two months after the fitting his father took Sergio for an In Brace x Ray. We have our next appointment on November at San Antonio Clinic to review In brace xrays. Patient has been wearing his brace on and off 12 hours a day.
Walter R. - The Woodlands, TX