Imagine being a carefree child. Your life has barely started, then a villain called cancer appears. From there on out, it’s a battle for a future— an effort that creates a uniquely difficult experience for children and their families. It’s why our Mission stands at the forefront of how we care for our youngest patients. Young lives need holistic care to carry them through the mental, physical and spiritual challenges of treatment.
With services like mental health counseling, nutrition and wellness programs and support programs like in-hospital tutoring, we stand with children in their brave struggle. Through advances in treatment, we can also help families navigate new options like proton therapy, a targeted treatment that spares young, developing tissues and organs, lowering the risk for health issues later in life.
The Heller Center for Kids with Cancer helps local kids and families live a life beyond cancer. Today, over 80% of kids survive their cancer diagnosis. But they deserve more than survivorship; they deserve to thrive. The Center supports the entire family, helping patients, parents and siblings face the obstacles and trauma a cancer diagnosis creates. It provides critical, non-medical support services to help children complete their education, develop coping skills and grow into adulthood.
Your donation to this program means patients and their families have the support they need, including:
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We witness great courage every day in our pediatric patients. Children fight for more time and win more weeks, months and years in their future. It’s the ultimate battle, and through it, they’re living the most tremendous stories.