Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient Assistance Fund

The PAN Foundation is an independent, nationwide 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing help and hope to underinsured patients who are unable to afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their prescribed medications.They have now opened a new patient assistance program for people living with spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is a group of hereditary diseases that progressively destroy motor neurons that control essential muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing. It is a rare disease that affects the nervous system. Patients who qualify are eligible to receive $6,500 per year in financial assistance to pay for the deductibles, co-pays, and coinsurance costs associated with their treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.