Backpacks of Hope

The intent of this program is to connect with each newly diagnosed patient and family. NSF offers each new patient a backpack full of valuable medical supplies, educational materials and comfort items. In your backpack you will find a warm blanket, swell style water bottle, Albustix, wireless over-ear headphones, a journal, a gift for your patient and siblings, activities, information on upcoming events, background on Nephrotic Syndrome, clinical trials and more; however, our biggest gift to you is the gift of a personal connection to our Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation Family.


Over 150 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, but would like to request a Backpack of Hope, please contact us via the link below. If we cannot provide direct support to you immediately, we will add you to our waiting list. NSF commits to provide 30 backpacks to out of area patients each year; however, we are limited in the areas we serve. Please be aware our waitlist for non-Northern California families is running into 2021. 


To request a backpack for your child please CLICK HERE

The Nephrotic Syndrome Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting those diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome, their families and the ongoing search for a cure.