“Just Because...” wishes are available when a child will be receiving a treatment or facing other procedures, because a hospital stay can be traumatic for a young child or teen. Even simple medical procedures can be scary. “Just Because...” was created to soften the impact and bring a smile to those in these situations. This unique program provides a simple gift, such as a favorite toy or activity. From a stuffed bear for a toddler to a special journal for a teen, these wishes help children find a sense of comfort while in the hospital.
Children’s Wish is pleased to coordinate with pediatric doctors, nurses, Child Life Specialists, and Social Workers on behalf of their young patients. For more information or to find out about how the program works, please call us at (800) 323-9474 or email to [email protected].
Caleb Toe Print
Caleb is a 9-month-old baby who has been on Hospice since he was born, suffering from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. For baby Caleb, this means the left side of the heart is underdeveloped, and he may not live until he is a year old. Mom asked for a toe print charm of her little boy, and Children’s Wish Foundation was happy to fulfill her request through our Just Because Program.