Why We Do It
Helping Families With Critically Ill Kids Enjoy Childhood
At Casey Cares, we know how difficult life can be for families with critically ill children. We help keep families' spirits high by arranging programming - whether it's a simple movie night and a fresh pair of pajamas or attending a major sporting event. Casey Cares makes life a lot better by adding a personal touch throughout the year and making lasting memories for families in eight states and D.C.
Not once-a-lifetime or once-a-year, Casey Cares knows that the best palliative care comes from continuous, ongoing support. Casey Cares bi-monthly customized programs give families dozens of opportunities to create positive family memories. Many of our patients will be receiving active treatment for years and this will impact their siblings, parents and their community. We focus on the entire family, not simply the sick child.
For families whose faith, relationships, and pocketbooks have been stretched to their breaking points, these programs with a special touch may be the only break many have from hospital stays and doctors' visits. For some, it will be one of the last events they will attend with all members of their family present. While we cannot cure these children, we can create little moments and lasting memories.