As we navigate the rapidly changing COVID-19 health crisis, caregivers must stay informed and protect themselves and their families. Yet the constant influx of information can leave children and adolescents feeling confused and anxious. How can parents address their child’s concerns while maintaining a sense of balance and normalcy?
Posts By: Kadesha Washington
In the face of COVID-19, we know this is a very challenging time for our patient families. Worrying about the health of a sick child, while keeping the rest of your family safe, can intensify an already stressful situation. Hope & Heroes is here to help you navigate and stay safe!
The 11th Annual Hope & Heroes Walk returns with a new date and a new location! Come walk with us on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Pier 45!
Over 470 friends and supporters gathered at The Lighthouse (Chelsea Piers) for the Hope & Heroes Annual Dinner and raised more than $1.2 million for the pediatric oncology and hematology program at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year and one of the most sought-after charity events, attracting support from financial and business organizations in the tri-state area.
At just three months old, Liam was seriously ill. Suffering from a fever and gastrointestinal problems, his mother Mercedes took him to the hospital. Within a few days, Liam was on life support.
Born with sickle cell disease, Jayden would often suffer from infections, fevers, and crisis episodes. As he grew older, the disease would limit his ability to play his favorite sport – baseball.
Natalia Famous is a 20-something, young adult living with sickle cell disease – a blood disorder that severely weakens the immune system. She was born with the disease and at the age of 10, she suffered a stroke.
Imagine being an outgoing 9-year old girl who loves fashion and enjoys playing with your siblings. Then, you learn that you have cancer. That’s precisely what happened to Zoey.
Ian was a healthy 4-year old visiting the dentist for his first teeth cleaning. After receiving a Novocain injection, a small bump appeared on Ian’s right temple. Over time, the bump grew into a tumor in his cheek and changed the shape of his face.
Jack was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia just after he graduated from high school. No stranger to tough battles, Jack was born with a rare liver disease and had three liver transplants by the time he was two years old.