Newly Diagnosed Family Kits
When a parent receives the news that their child has cancer, they are so overwhelmed they hear very little else that is said during the conversation. The purpose of these kits is to provide these parents with some tools to help them gain some control (even if it is perceived) over their lives and face their new reality.
The kits contain over 25+ items that Mrs. Blanco found useful during Sofia’s year of treatment and ones she wished had been given to her when Sofia was first diagnosed. Items include a super soft, plush fleece blanket, games/toys, hand sanitizer products, masks, a journal, pill organizer with pill splitter and crusher, wash cloth with toiletries, hospital cafeteria meal vouchers and so much more.
Kits are currently being distributed at Nicklaus, Baptist and UM/Holtz Children’s Hospitals. Each kit costs over $150 and there are over 200 newly diagnosed children a year across these three hospitals. Please consider sponsoring an entire kit by clicking here. Or check out our Wish List and do a collection for any or all of the items through your school or office. For more information, contact us at (305) 798-6725.