Jett Foundation Helps Connecticut Family Buy Groceries

A Connecticut father reached out to Jett Foundation for assistance with putting food on the table for his family. Jason is a proud father of two boys. His son, Justin (12), was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at just 18-months-old.

Jason first heard of the Emergency Fund program by attending Jett Foundation’s Patriots Training Day Camp with his son.

In 2020, Jett Foundation expanded the Jett Giving Fund program to assist families experiencing unexpected financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing directly from families in the Duchenne muscular dystrophy community, the Emergency Fund arm of our assistance program was launched to provide financial assistance for necessities such as groceries, housing assistance, utility expenses, or other unforeseen costs.

After Jason lost his job due to the pandemic and underwent other hardships, groceries became another costly expense on top of rent and medical costs.

“I barely can afford groceries but I make sure my boys have food when they’re with me,” said Jason.

With help from the Emergency Fund, Jason and his family received aid for much needed essential items.

To other families looking to apply for assistance, Jason says, “Keep up the fight. There are good organizations and people out there willing to help.”

You can help us to support more families! Donate today or learn more about becoming a sponsor of our direct service programs by emailing maura@jettfoundation.org.

The Emergency Fund is an extension of Jett Foundation’s Jett Giving Fund. Established in 2017, Jett Giving Fund has helped transform the lives of many families across the country with over $1.8 million worth of accessible equipment and emergency assistance thanks to the generous support of individual donors, local communities, and major sponsors including Cure Dale’s Duchenne, Sarepta Therapeutics, FibroGen, the Flatley Foundation, and the Killian Family.

To learn more about the Emergency Fund and to read frequently asked questions related to our Jett Giving Fund program, please read more here.