No More Nightmares
Many people with muscular dystrophy don’t have the things they need to truly thrive.
In January of 2015, Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. launched a new program designed to help people with MD. We call this program No More Nightmares. The goal of No More Nightmares is to provide people who have muscular dystrophy with important equipment and technology to keep them living awesome lives!
Since the start of this revolutionary program, we have completed over 150 equipment grants totaling over $250,000.00 to individuals living with muscular dystrophy!
No More Nightmares In Action
Jonathan received an adaptive bike in 2020!
The Albaugh received $50,000 towards the purchase of their accessible van in October 2018! This has been the biggest grant gifted by Laughing At My Nightmare to date!
Lou received and adaptive stroller from Laughing At My Nightmare!
Hunter received a stair lift in March of 2018!
George received a motorized scooter.
Hamza received an MacBook Pro from our 2016 Tech the Halls Campaign!
Mary received a MacBook Pro during our 2016 Tech the Halls Campaign!
Garrett is receiving a Hoyer Lift.
We provided Kavita with a specialized pulsating air mattress to help her regain independence and comfort. Kavita is actively pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. This mattress will allow Kavita to adjust her positioning overnight, reducing her discomfort and helping her sleep. We are honored to provide this grant as our 2016 Lee and Dolly Butz Vitality Award!
How To Apply For General Equipment:
During open application periods, families affected by Muscular Dystrophy are eligible to apply for equipment.
Our spring 2021 grant application is now closed.
Our 2021 fall equipment grant application will open on 8/1/21. Please make sure to read all application instructions here before applying.
"The Medical Treatment Assistance (MTA) Grant has been an invaluable resource as my family and I navigate treatment options for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. With frequent visits to the doctor and treatment facilities, the cost of travel can quickly add up. We’re incredibly thankful for Laughing at My Nightmare for providing us with the MTA Grant which greatly alleviates the financial burden of seeking treatment."
Matt, Medical Treatment Assistance Recipient
"Wow! Krue's new 4-wheel scooter is AWESOME!! It has already brought so many happy moments for him! First time he got in it he said “Mom, I feel like a kid that’s just riding a quad!” He was so HAPPY! The other evening he got to play hide and seek in a big field with all his friends! He had such a good time. He can keep up with his friends when they run through grass or anywhere! We will never be able to express how THANKFUL we are. You guys are a blessing and have brightened our lives with your kind, beautiful hearts!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!"
Krue, No More Nightmares Recipient
"We really, really appreciate everything you & your organization have done to accommodate me & this situation. My hubby put everything together & tested it out first as I watched... he said it was MUCH better than the other one. Then I tested it... and I 100% agree! We have a sloped driveway with a lip at the bottom... and now I actually feel safe going down & back up slowly. I went down to get the mail (small victories, lol). The tires are really nice on this one, they feel like they actually grip the road. Much, Much better! Thank you guys so much for hearing my concerns & continuing to help! The electromagnetic breaks are also awesome & definitely saving my anxiety!"
Shayla, No More Nightmares Recipient
"This wheelchair has opened up opportunity and greater independence for Mariah. She is no longer bound by the constraints of the abilities of the 15-year-old family van which is the only vehicle available to her for transporting her electric wheelchair. She always prefers going places with her electric wheelchair because she can be more independent. Most times, she opts to stay home rather than resort to using her manual wheelchair. Now, with this portable, electric chair, she can be free to travel in vehicles of friends or family and still have the option of independence upon arrival at her destination."
Mariah, No More Nightmares Recipient