Help Salman Mohammed and his team bring free medical care to uninsured and underinsured Americans

Salman Mohammed was featured on Ismailimail for being in USA Todays Top 20 students in America. He is the founder of AltruHealth, Inc. They are competing for a $50,000 grant from Pepsi, and would love the support in bringing free healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured. You can vote once a day at http://www.refresheverything.com/altruhealth or Text* 101586 to Pepsi (73774).

Goals

* Gain national 501c3 non-profit status
* Create a fully-functioning online social networking and donation site
* Recruit uninsured or underinsured patients, regardless of illness
* Recruit at least 10,000 members in the first year to sponsor patients

Overview

AltruHealth began as a vision by students from Johns Hopkins University who saw that despite upcoming government changes in healthcare, there would still be a lack of access to health care services for millions of underinsured and uninsured Americans. AltruHealth will operate with the belief that people, when given the chance to put a face to an illness, will reach out to help someone who they otherwise did not know needed help medically and financially.

Through personalized fundraising webpages, AltruHealth will connect hospitals, their doctors, patients and members in an effort to fight illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, or any disease that plagues Americans who cannot otherwise fight them due to financial hardship. Each patient’s webpage will be dedicated to describing their story and illness, as well as providing members with the means to sponsor that patient’s medical care through online donations.

How will the $50K be Used?

$ 30,000 Experienced patient advocate/social worker
$ 15,000 Website development, maintenance, server and bandwidth cost
$ 5,000 Legal fees and administrative expenses

http://www.refresheverything.com/altruhealth

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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