Jared Williams Medication Fund




This medication assistance program is set up in memoriam for Jared Williams, an active young man who lived life to the fullest, even as asthma was becoming difficult for him to manage.  Although he and his wife had insurance, it was very difficult to pay for the deductibles and co-pays, some of which exceeded $200 for a single prescription.  Like so many others, Jared tried stretching usage from month to month. Because he felt well, Jared did not consider the dangers of this practice. Sadly, this problem caught up with him and on November 13, 2014, Mr. Williams suffered a severe asthma attack resulting in his death. 

His family and friends wanted to honor a life well lived and hold the "Strikes for Asthma" bowling fundraiser annually, to raise funds to help others affected by asthma in the Grand Rapids area, where Jared lived.  AAFA-MI will provide education and training so people learn to better manage their condition, as well as helping them navigate the insurance puzzle. 

Here are the requirements to gain help from the JWMF:

1.  Review the Program Requirements PDF below.

2.  Complete the application located below.

3.  Complete the Asthma Control Survey located

     below (ACT AAFA-MI).

4.  Mail paperwork to our office.

5.  Call us to arrange help.


26111 West 14 Mile, Suite LL1

Franklin, MI 48025


What to do if you can't pay

There are a number of ways you can get help.  Read through this guideline and see what might work for you.

Medication Assistance

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Participating Pharmacies

We are lucky to partner with these three local pharmacies on the JWMF program:


  • Mercy Health Pharmacies

     300 Lafayette SE

     Grand Rapids 49503


  • The Chemist Shoppe

     1900 Wealthy St.

     Grand Rapids 49506


  • Keystone Pharmacy

     4021 Cascade Rd. SE

     Suite 50

     Grand Rapids 49546

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