Connecting Patients With Their Families
Patient Family Connections has one goal: to make sure that every patient can connect with their loved ones when they need them the most.
Update: Whilst we continue to be in the midst of the pandemic, and as we continue to socially distance and follow isolation guidelines, Patient Family Connections celebrated one and a half years of connecting patients with their families.
Hello! My Name is Adil Amanullah,
I can confidently say that I speak for many when I say that these are very challenging times. Social distancing and isolation regulations, although for our betterment, can be hard to live with. As a high school junior in the midst of SATs and college prep, these times are especially challenging with all of the inconveniences of virtual education. Though what helps us cope with this inability to converse with friends and family face-to-face is the blessing of communication technology. Whenever we would like to talk to someone, we can use our devices and chat freely with no restrictions. Sadly, this is not true for those who unfortunately have to adapt to hospital life.
As a child of two physicians, every day, I hear the stories of patients who cannot see their family or friends due to the infection control guidelines in place in most hospitals. This inability to stay connected is not because of restrictions imposed by the hospital. However, this is due to the lack of appropriate technology. When I first heard these stories, this struck me. I believe all humans need many things such as food, water, or shelter, but arguably most importantly, the ability to be with their loved ones. I could not imagine having to live with a medical complication in the hospital and not being able to hear the voices of those I love. These storied inspired me to do something. I decided to use my savings to purchase some tablets to donate to local hospitals, but what I found was quite sad. In comparison to organizations that help provide PPE to health care workers or organizations that provide food and water to those affected by the lockdown, there was a lack of organizations that help to connect patients to their families. This led me to make a non-profit organization with the mission of spreading awareness and providing the ability to donate to this struggle.
Patient Family Connections was founded to connect patients with their families, and you can help us realize this goal. We have obtained non-profit status in the state of Pennsylvania, and we have obtained Federal 501(c)3 Status from the IRS. By donating, you become a part of the community of people contributing to connecting patients to their families.