Apr 17, 2020

Boston Children's Hospital Report April 2020

The Every Child Fund, our most vital fund, empowers Boston Children’s Hospital to respond to a changing world with one goal: to give every child a healthy future. We provide compassionate care to children facing illness and injury, as well as caring support to their families. Here are some of the ways your donation supports our patients and families:

 

Nurture Every Child

Facing an illness can be a stressful experience for a child, but we do our best to bring joy to the hospital and to our patients. Through experiences that include celebrations, therapy dogs, and music therapists, we are able to help kids continue to be kids during their visit.

 

Support Every Family

When a child is sick, it can affect the entire family. Parents may need to put their lives on hold, which can lead to overwhelming choices. The Every Child Fund supports our family-centered care, alleviating some of the stressors that a family may experience, so parents can focus on their sick child. These services, housing, interpreters and social workers are not covered by insurance.

 

Conquer Every Disease

Boston Children’s is where the world comes for answers. We find solutions that others can’t, and we tackle childhood diseases from every angle. Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest pediatric research facility in the world, and our research is part of break-through discoveries in helping find cures. We share our treatments with the world through training and global programs.

 

Boston Children’s Hospital has always worked tirelessly to help sick and injured children and families, and we will continue to do so in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the quality of care for our patients has not changed, our needs are greater now than we could ever have imagined. Our hospital workers are putting their lives on the line every day to save children’s lives, and they cannot do it alone. By generously offering your support to Boston Children’s, you are a part of bringing healing and hope to children and families during this crisis. You allow families to receive an extraordinary level of care, one we otherwise could not make possible. Because of you, parents can focus on what's most important: their child. Thank you for your support.

Jan 9, 2020

Boston Children's Hospital Report January 2020

The Every Child Fund helps Boston Children’s Hospital to provide compassionate care to children facing illness and injury, as well as caring support to their families. Here at Boston Children’s Hospital, we encourage our community to make donations to the Every Child Fund with the knowledge that it allows us to nurture every child, support every family, and conquer every disease.

Our most vital fund, The Every Child Fund empowers us to respond to a changing world with one goal: to give every child a healthy future. Your gift provides essential support and shows faith in our mission. Every penny goes directly to supporting Boston Children’s lifesaving work in a number of ways:

Nurture Every Child

PawPrints Program- Helping kids be kids during tough times, we have over 25 dogs therapists that visit patient floors daily to deliver kisses and smiles to patients and their families all over the hospital. Knowing their favorite puppy is waiting for them helps children get through troubled times.

Support Every Family

Patient Family Housing- Families travel from all over the world to seek top medical expertise from the doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Every Child Fund allows us to offer offsite housing to the families who need it most. This year families spent 14,679 nights in safe, subsidized housing, and were able to focus on what really mattered- their child.

Conquer Every Disease

Life Saving Innovation- Boston Children’s Hospital is home to the world’s largest pediatric research facility, and innovation is a top priority. Through our SimPeds lab, we are able to print 3D models of a child to allow doctors to “practice” before surgery. We are also able to print devices to be implanted and grow with a child, minimizing need for future surgeries.

Our most vital fund, The Every Child Fund empowers Boston Children’s to respond to a changing world with one goal: until every child is well. Thank you for all your support.

Oct 11, 2019

Boston Children's Hospital Report October 2019

Sick children face more than medical treatments at a hospital. Important parts of their childhood also slip away. The Every Child Fund brings joy into the hospital with celebrations, puppies, arts and laughter to ease fear and hasten healing. Kindness that insurance doesn’t cover.

We help kids be safe:

Not all families can afford the peace of mind that comes with proper car safety. This lifesaving initiative, BCH Car Seat Program helps ensure safe auto transportation for all inpatient or outpatient children, including those with special needs. Last year, the Car Seat Program distributed hundreds of child safety seats, including about 30 specialty car seats or safe transportation specialty restraints.

We help children engage and enjoy:

“As soon as we walked into the clinic, we were greeted by a lovely young volunteer, who kept my child occupied with activities and games. She was very helpful, very personable. She exuded kindness. We were so impressed with her demeanor and help; it was the conversation in the car all the way home. The volunteer had a positive impact on us for the rest of the day. Thank you.” —a parent

Through Boston Children’s Volunteer Services Department, about 120 volunteers weekly amuse often anxious or bored children with games, crafts and other opportunities for fun. Volunteers bring along books, puzzles, board games, crayons, stickers and more.

The Patient Entertainment Program attracts both trained volunteers and paid performers to our spacious Patient Entertainment Center, in waiting areas and playrooms, and even by a child’s bedside. If you can’t come to the show, it’ll come to you!

We help children makemusic:

Thanks to your support, the Music Therapy Program enriches the lives of patients, families and caregivers throughout the hospital. In addition to enhancing mood, reducing stress and easing pain, our music therapists engage patients who are able to actively participate in the therapy session—whether they express themselves by vocalizing, playing an instrument or moving to the music.

As one of our Cardiac Intensive Care Unit nurse practitioners noted, “I passed by the other day and was amazed at the care Joanna was helping to provide for our patient Charlotte. She was singing with Charlotte, incorporating musical instruments in her care, and really engaging her in fun. Plus, Joanna’s voice is beautiful. It was really incredible to walk by and see them having such a special moment —it brought tears to my eyes. “

Our most vital fund, The Every Child Fund empowers Boston Children’s to respond to a changing world with one goal: until every child is well. Thank you for all your support.

 
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