The chILD Foundation is helping provide guidance, education, and support to all families with children diagnosed with Interstitial or Diffuse Lung Disease.
Child Diagnosed with ILD?
You are not alone. Click the link above to register your child for our support and research programs.
Living with ILD?
Through our education and support programs, get information on how to give your child the best care.
Children's Interstitial Lung Disease
Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) is a group of rare lung diseases found in infants, children, and adolescents. There are different types of chILD that vary in their severity and in their long term outcomes. In simplest terms, all types of chILD decrease patients' ability to supply oxygen to their body. If you suspect your child has chILD a pediatric pulmonologist with expertise in chILD should be consulted.
Many of these children’s families have no place to turn as specialists work to one day understand these diseases and find new treatments. Listen to actress and mother Patricia Heaton, as she speaks for this group of children who desperately need our help.
With your donation, we can provide support, education and hope to families affected by pediatric interstitial lung disease and raise funds for scientific research. Please visit our funding page for donation options.
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