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Sample Letter of Medical Necessity

Donna Yadrich

Persons using AudreySpirit garments who have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or other health savings benefit account may be eligible for reimbursement of most of our garments' cost. You may also discover programs which help with the cost of these garments, one example is Kansas Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) Program Pays for AudreySpirit Garments. Do let me know about your success or challenges so we can share tips with other families!   Below, I've copied a sample letter of medical necessity for your medical provider to customize for your particular need. Additional resources can be found at the end of this post. Check with your professional tax preparer for...

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Embracing Belonging: Population Health of Children with Medical Complexity (CMC)

Donna Yadrich

Families tell us that they keep at least one AudreySpirit shirt in their car just in case a trip to the hospital becomes necessary.  This gives their child confidence and empowerment from having their very own, reliable choice for dignity and modesty – at any time. Kids with chronic complex conditions often have health problems interrupt their plans and may have to stay in the hospital without any advance notice. Their unique medical dilemmas can make them feel alone since their diagnosis or treatment options do not nicely fit into a single known group (such as asthma or diabetes - Audrey had both plus many...

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Kansas Special Health Care Needs (SHCN) Program Pays for AudreySpirit Garments

Donna Yadrich

Several parent advocates, nurses, doctors and social workers have asked that we post helpful tips like these, so we are getting started with this news!

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Comfort Your Loved One and also Support Iz-Bee Jammies!

Donna Yadrich

Comfort Your Loved One and also Support Iz-Bee Jammies!

WearOurCare therapeutic garments are designed by the kids and adults who need them! For the next month, AudreySpirit is teaming up with one of those amazing young ladies, Izzy, who celebrates her 8th birthday this winter! Izzy wore WearOurCare garments during her bone marrow transplant.  So when you order WearOurCare garments through February 29th, you not only comfort and empower a loved one, you'll also support Iz-Bee Jammies with 20% of all sales!  Our followers are aware I've already declared 2016 as AudreySpirit's Sweet 16, and of course it is a Leap Year! Congrats on your 8th birthday Izzy and Happy Sweet 16 AudreySpirit! ...

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Radio Program Listener Offers Apparel Executive-Level Help to AudreySpirit

Donna Yadrich

A few weeks ago I was invited to talk on our local NPR radio station's Up To Date Program hosted by Steve Kraske and was joined by Dr. Jeff Hornsby, Interim Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation UMKC;  Ryan Bennett, Vice President of Idle Smart; and Mike Farmer - CEO of Leap.it. One of the radio program listeners, an executive of an apparel manufacturing company with international reach, contacted me to offer AudreySpirit his help (as a personal philanthropic gesture!). I met with him and the level of executive and practical guidance he's willing to provide and connect me to "insiders" is no less...

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