30 years ago the “You’re Special” Fund was created out of the realization that for financially impoverished individuals, small challenges can present major obstacles in living a full life. For this reason, “You’re Special” is there to help purchase medication, equipment and other essentials to make life easier. It’s not just about a grab bar that makes showering safe for an elderly person or the supply of lifesaving medication that “You’re Special” provides for a low-income stroke survivor. The real gifts that “You’re Special” offers to our neighbors in need are hope and support.
The “You’re Special” Fund provides support to the young and old in WNC and can assist in crisis situations to help low-income patients pay for necessary items that are not covered by insurance, such as hip kits, grab bars, glucose test strips, medications and tub transfer benches. The “You’re Special” Fund is used only to pay for expenses that are not covered by any other source.