Developed as a result of our founder's own experience after her son was diagnosed, Backpacks of Hope is designed to give newly diagnosed families an instant connection when needed most. NSF offers new patients a backpack of valuable medical supplies, educational materials and comfort items. In your child's backpack you will find a warm blanket, swell style water bottle, Albustix, wireless over-ear headphones, a journal, a gift for your child and siblings, activities, information on upcoming events, background on Nephrotic Syndrome, clinical trials and more; however, the biggest gift is the personal connection to our Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation Family.


Over 800 backpacks have been delivered to patients to date!

Priority given to patients treated at UCSF, LPCH Stanford and Kaiser Northern California. If you are outside these areas, we will add you to our waiting list. NSF commits to provide 50 backpacks to out of area patients annually;

however, we do our best to well surpass that number! Please note we are limited in the areas we serve.

"Thank you so much for this gift for Arrow! He was so delighted to open the box. What a wonderful treat. We really appreciate it! Attached is a photo reflecting his joy just opening the box!"
With love, Patient Mom

“We received the backpack today! My husband teared up when he read the homemade card (and he’s not the crying type!). We appreciate it so much”

– Patient Mom

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