What We Do

Due to the state of our present healthcare system, our assistance recipients are faced with exceedingly large medical bills. Often insurance does not cover many of the treatments, medications and additional medical necessities required to keep children and young adults battling life-threatening illnesses alive.  

Additionally, many families are faced with the choice of either paying for crucial medical treatments for their children or their ongoing living expenses.  Ellie’s Army provides the funds necessary to help increase the chances of survival for these children and young adults battling critical illness while relieving the ongoing stress of not being able to afford the basic necessities of living.

Our Programs

Medical Assistance

We help pay for medical bills and insurance co-pays, therapies (i.e. respiratory, physical, occupational), nutritional supplements, and additional medical costs associated with a child or young adult’s specific needs.


In order for many patients to be accepted into a transplant program, they are required to show proof that they have thousands of dollars in liquid assets. We provide these funds in order for children to have access to these life-saving transplants.

Emergency Expenses

We also help pay for mortgage, rent and utility bills in an effort to alleviate financial stress for families and provide a safe place for critically-ill children and young adults. Other items we cover include food, clothing, fund relocation and individual emergency expenses as they arise.

Ellie's Fund at Duke

The purpose of Ellie’s Fund is to provide financial assistance to lung transplant recipients at Duke University Medical Center. 

Learn More About Ellie’s Fund

"You will rarely meet a more committed, compassionate team behind such an effective organization. I can't emphasize enough how powerful it is to be involved with this organization as a donor, and to know that my dollars are making a meaningful difference in the lives of children and young adults battling life-threatening illnesses."

- Miriam


of assistance recipients surveyed agreed that the assistance granted by Ellie's Army Foundation made a life-changing impact on their families.

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