Frequently Asked Questions


WHO DOES HOLTON'S HEROES SUPPORT?

We support children who have suffered a life-altering brain injury after birth. The child must be a U.S. citizen and 17-years-old or younger at the time of submission. All applicants must submit a fully completed application via our submission form to be considered. Applicants are not guaranteed assistance due to financial and other varying limitations. 

HOW ARE CHILDREN SELECTED?

Through a carefully selected board of directors, children and their respective caretakers that have fully satisfied and completed the online application process are considered to receive assistance from the foundation. We also require access to the child’s treating physicians and therapists to help in our internal selection process. Any fraudulent information submitted will result in instant dismissal. 

Our mission is to help children with severe developmental delays due to post-birth traumatic and anoxic brain injuries. Our goal is to help every family that is brave enough to reach out but unfortunately we are limited by the amount of funding our charity receives each year. Children that have not been selected are invited to reapply again every new calendar year until selected. Once a child is chosen and receives help from Holton's Heroes, that family must wait three (3) years before reapplying. We reserve the right to deny anyone and additional assistance is not guaranteed. 

WHAT TYPE OF HELP IS OFFERED?

Every injury, every child, and every family is different. So with that premise at the forefront, we go to great lengths to prepare a specific plan of action to help out each child and their family. This is why we request to speak with not only the parents but doctors, therapists and other professionals that deal with the child's day-to-day development.

But to be more specific, we love to gift therapy tools, wheelchairs, ramps, lifts and other tangible items that make life easier and recovery possible at home. This includes special travel equipment, enrichment activities, special furniture, in-home equipment, and other devices often denied by insurance or government programs. Ultimately, we need to consider each child’s therapy needs to  supply the chosen family with mutually agreed upon assistance. 

Holton's Heroes does not offer financial assistance or grants for private therapy or medical treatments or procedures.

HOW DO WE RAISE FUNDS?

We accept online donations big and small all year long in addition to applying for public and private grants. We also host numerous events to bring public awareness to pediatric TBI while raising funds for our foundation.

It takes hundreds of volunteers, donors and sponsors to make Holton's Heroes' vision of helping every child affected by TBI a reality. Thank you to everyone who's helped make this charity a success through your generous donations.

DOES INCOME MATTER?

Not for in-home therapy equipment assistance. We recognize that dealing with TBI is one of the most exhausting, frustrating and confusing battles any parent must face, and for that reason we do not take a family's financial background into consideration when offering support with in=home therapy equipment.  We simply want to help children and their families regardless of how much money is or isn't stashed away in their savings account. 

WHEN WILL WE HEAR BACK FROM HOLTON'S HEROES?

Please be patient as we receive hundreds of applications a year. If you do not hear back from us, please feel free to write us directly at support@holtonsheroes.org.