#Shine in a family's Constellation of C.A.R.E.

Make a donation today and directly help a local family with a child who has a complex medical condition.

Join us in providing personalized support to local families with children who frequently experience long and unexpected hospital stays, scary and painful medical procedures, and periods of isolation. Having a seriously ill child takes a tremendous toll on a family's dynamics as each family member faces his or her own unique challenges in coping.

Frequent medical appointments, planned or unexpected hospitalizations, and time-consuming in-home care make uphill battles to handle the everyday chores like grocery shopping, preparing meals, and doing laundry even harder.  In families with more than one child, parents and guardians struggle to find time to provide much needed emotional support to their other children. Siblings often miss activities and/or need to take on additional chores. The emotional, mental, physical, and financial stress these families face can be chronic, toxic, and have lasting repercussions.

Your support enables us to take a community-based, systemic, and family-centered approach towards improving the whole health and well-being of the entire family now and over the long-term.

We go to the family—whether their child is at home or in the hospital. With your help, we show them how we CARE as a community. By working together with you and other "stars" (e.g., partners, specialists, and other organizations), we form strong Constellations of CARE that offer support to empower and assist family members individually and as an entire family unit.

Your donation goes toward creating customized Constellation Kits and making compassionate connections for these family members. We work closely with each child’s caregivers (e.g., parents, guardians, and social workers) to design a Constellation Kit tailored to meet the family's particular needs. These kits include items designed to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The connections are to “stars” (e.g., specialists, other non-profits, and government agencies) in the family's community that provide vital long-term support for the health and well-being of the family and each of its members.

Become a part of this collaborative effort to CARE for them. Make your donation today and #shine!

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