CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation announced today that they have awarded more than $140k in Life Grants. Through Life Grants, the Life Foundation seeks to help individuals and couples achieve parenthood. The foundation received over 100 grant applications and awarded 14 grants. Grants provide financial assistance for adoption, 3rd party reproduction and medical treatment, as well as donated services including IVF cycles, legal services, genetic testing and acupuncture services from the Life Foundation’s partners.
For Juliana and Andrew Morgan, a Life Grant made all the difference. The couple received a Life Grant in 2015, and they are now the parents of a daughter.
“Our journey to parenthood was long and difficult physically, emotionally, and financially,” says Juliana Morgan. “To be recipients of a Life Grant was an incredible gift. We felt heard, supported and encouraged. We are grateful to the Life Foundation for helping us pursue further treatment and helping our dreams come true!”
The Life Grant program is open to individuals or couples residing in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana who are pursuing treatment in Illinois and are seeking to defray the costs of adoption or fertility treatment. The Life Foundation was created to honor the legacy of Dr. Kevin J. Lederer and further his life mission of helping patients overcome infertility. Dr. Lederer, a well-respected Chicago physician, helped thousands become parents during his career.
The foundation partnered with Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago, Center for Reproductive Medicine, ConceiveAbilities, Desai & Miller, Eastern Healing, Fertility Centers of Illinois, Heartland Surrogacy, InVia, IVF1, Reproductive Medicine Institute, Ross & Zuckerman and Sher Institute – Central Illinois Fertility Clinic for the 2016 Life Grants. The Foundation is also supported by Advanced Reproductive Center, Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, the University of Chicago's Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility and University of Illinois at Chicago Fertility Center.
“The Life Foundation fills a critical need by helping to ease the burden for those struggling to build a family of their own,” says Dr. Eve Feinberg, one of the foundation’s founders and a physician at Northwestern Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.
About The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation:
The Kevin J. Lederer Life Foundation (“Life Foundation”) is a Chicago-based non-profit founded in 2014 to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Kevin Lederer, a well-respected and beloved physician who specialized in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The Life Foundation aims to promote health and alleviate the mental and physical distress of individuals and couples diagnosed with infertility by hosting educational events and providing financial assistance through the Life Grant program. To learn more visit www.lifefindsaway.org
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