Date: 08/01/2022

FIRST and the Shahnaz Kraybill family realize that the fight against ichthyosis is not only medical but also financial.  As families of affected children maintain their daily routine of treatments, it can become complicated by the ongoing costs of medical supplies and other comforting aids and procedures.

Thanks to the generosity of the Shahnaz Kraybill family and their family and friends, (Aliya, affected with ichthyosis, her sister, Diya, and their parents Durreen and Robert), FIRST has established the Diya & Aliya's Friends (DAF) Fund to help alleviate some of the financial burden that may be facing families with affected children. This special fund is available for children under the age of 18 years around the world affected with ichthyosis and is intended to provide financial assistance to purchase lotions, medicine, and treatment necessities.

Diya & Aliya Fund Testimonials

Thank you so much for the Funds. I have received it. This will help me much in treating my children. I, my wife and my children thank you a lot and hope you all the best.

I am so thankful for you wonderful people. This is such a big amount for the people like us, I can buy all the things that my daughter needs for her skin thru this money. I am so honored for being a recipient of Diya and Aliya Fund award. May the Lord continue to guide all of you so that you may continue to help other families around the world. 

Great morning. I'm so happy and thankful that you have grant my request for my daughter. This is a big help for her maintenance. I sincerly want to extend my thanks to you and to the Foundation.

Diya and Aliya Foundation, you're giving hope to those people who really need it. God Bless!!!

To apply for an award, please complete the DAF application form, which can be downloaded via the links below, and submit a photograph and a doctor's note.

All forms must be completed in English and submitted to the FIRST office. Individual awards will not exceed $300.00.  Applications will be awarded two times per year; all applications must be received by April 30 or October 31 each year to be considered for each cycle.  Applicants will be eligible to receive one award per year. Applicants receiving funds from the Jane & Henry Bukaty Skin Care Fund, will not be eligible to also receive funds from the Diya & Aliya Friends Fund.

This fund is available to affected children from around the world. Two-thirds of the fund disbursements have been designated for non-US families; the other one-third is designated, but not limited, to US families. You will be contacted by the FIRST office if you have been awarded funding.

The application can be downloaded below and emailed to Lisa Breuning at the national office at, faxed to 215-997-9403, or mailed to the attention of:

Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. ® (FIRST)
Diya & Aliya's Friends (DAF) Fund
PO Box 1067
Lansdale, PA 19446

The deadline to apply for funds for this award cycle is October 31, 2022

Diya & Aliyah Friends Fund APPLICATION International Download Here Diya & Aliyah Friends Fund application USA Download Here




Diya & Aliya’s Friends (DAF) FundDonations to Diya & Aliya's Friends (DAF) Fund are always appreciated and enable FIRST to make this fund available to more of our members.

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