Jessica Charitable Foundation
Who we help: the disabled and impoverished.
Who can apply: any Canadian citizen who is either disabled or impoverished.
Areas of Special Interest:
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well accepted therapy in Russia, Japan and Cuba. In Canada there are 14 instances where Health Canada will pay the bill for patients who are treated with Hyperbarics. These instances are:
- Chronic Non-Healing Wounds/Diabetic Ulcers
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Decompression Sickness
- Compromised Skin Grafts & Flaps
- Crush Injury & Compartment Syndrome
- Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections
- Delayed Radiation Injury
- Refractory Osteomyelitis
- Thermal Burns
- Chronic/Exceptional Anemia
- Sudden Hearing Loss (ISSHL)
- Intracranial Abscess (Brain Infections)
- Clostridial Myositis and Myonecrosis (Gas Gangrene)
- Air Embolism
There are other uses for hyperbarics that are not covered by government plans and Jessica Foundation is particularly interested in helping disabled individuals to pay all or a portion of their hyperbaric treatment bills.
Some off-label (treatments not covered by government plans) treatments include: lime disease, stroke recovery, autism, brain injury, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress syndrome, Crohn's disease, colitis, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cerebral palsy.
In England there are 65 hyperbaric centers dedicated solely to help MS patients. To date, they have done over 3,000,000 dives. The centers are non-profit and rely on volunteers to keep them running.
If you are in need disabled or impoverished and would like to apply for assistance from the Jessica Charitable Foundation, please contact us and we will do our best to get back to you in a reasonable time.