Starlight Children’s Foundation provides assistance to sick and injured children around the world. Starlight is a global foundation that helps the needy whenever they have been diagnosed with serious illness or have become seriously injured. The Starlight Foundation understands that all illness and injury, especially serious ones, can turn the everyday happiness of children into a gloomy existence. The regime ofhospitals and treatments that come with chronic illness or serious injuryeliminate the day-to-day happiness of childhood.
The Starlight Foundation has provided entertainment and education for patients and families for almost 30 years. The foundation is committed to helping with the emotional and day to day issues that affect families. Starlight tries to provide a better quality of life for families and kids with chronic illness or life altering injuries. The Starlight Foundation provides a way to help combat the fear and loneliness that the family and patients go through.
The Starlight Foundation offers a vast selection of outpatient, hospital-based and Web programs that provide ongoing support for kids. Starlight is there to help from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment. The programs have been proven to help take the focus from a child’s pain, and help them better understand and manage their illnesses or injury. An additional feature of the programs is the ability of families to bond together around a common cause and to provide needed support for each other.
The community outreach program hosts activities away from the hospitals and treatments for the kids and their families. This outing has the effect of relaxing and rejuvenating both the patient and family. For a little while, they get to get away from the disease or injury and to have a little fun. The opportunity to get away from the seemingly endless parade of the disease process is all that it takes to rejuvenate a family and re-kindle the fires of hope.
The hospital outreach brings entertainment technology. The entertainment technology gives the kids the tools to fill the gaps in time between treatment or hospital visits. The online education program keeps the kids connected with the outside world and can help to keep up in school. Maintaining the educational program will help the child readjust to the classroom and prevent them from falling behind. Starlight is responsible for building kids playrooms and kid friendly treatment rooms that help to alleviate the fear that goes along with facility stays.
Diseases such as cancer, asthma and kidney disease are just a few of the complicated issues these kids face and Starlight helps the kids to understand the disease better. Studies have shown that educational and fun programs like Starlight will help relieve pain and to manage illness better. Researchers, Doctors and medical personnel search for cures for the disease and Starlight works to put back the spirit and hope to the patient and family.