The Colorado Fund for Muscular Dystrophy (CFMD) was established in 2012 by friends and family of Aileen Colorado, who passed away from complications of pneumonia in 2011. Born with congenital muscular dystrophy, Aileen never let her disability stop her from living a fulfilling life and a career helping people with disabilities.
In memory of Aileen, CFMD made it their mission to increase the quality of life of individuals living with muscular dystrophy or a neuromuscular disorder. CFMD offers grants to individuals who are in need of financial assistance.
Grants may be awarded for, but not limited to, equipment, therapies, medical supplies, home modifications, or recreation center membership, not fully covered by insurance.
Grant applicants must be a United States resident with a diagnosis of any form of muscular dystrophy or neuromuscular disorders, including but not limited to:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
- Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Myositis, including polymyositis and dermatomyositis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Spinal muscular atrophy