The journey for a seriously ill child does not end when they are released from the hospital. Through every step of the journey, from diagnosis, ongoing treatments and surgeries to recovery, Starlight is there to support the child and family.
We are proud to offer out-of-hospital programs that give children and their families the opportunity to laugh, play and enjoy time together where illness does not interfere.
When a child is seriously ill and the treatment is stressful, tiring and painful, the idea and anticipation of a Starlight wish can often help to offset this experience. Special moments and happy memories are important parts of being a child, especially for a seriously ill child. The simple act of deciding on a wish can empower a child or teen when much of their world is controlled by illness.
A Starlight wish provides a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience to children between the ages of 4 to 18 years (up until their 19th birthday) who are seriously ill. In this happy place of dreams come true, there are no doctors or social workers, just a little stardust!
We hope you'll consider donating towards the Starlight Children's Foundation Canada's Wish program to help families smile.
Full Wish - $3,500
Half Wish - $1,750
Another great initiative offered in-hospital, is the Starlight Ward+Robes program for hospitalized teens. Starlight’s WARD + ROBES hospital gowns are designed to empower teens that are struggling with a serious illness in hospital. Many teens feel a loss of control when their lives become taken over by treatments, therapies and appointments, but Starlight knows that teens are unique. The simple act of having a choice in their hospital gown can make them feel more relaxed and comfortable, so we partnered with Canadian designers and created a pilot program at CHEO. The result was a group of teens that loved their new hospital gowns and a viral video that inspired people from Vancouver to Japan! We are currently working towards expanding the original pilot program and donating gowns to children’s hospitals across Canada.
You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaGid6tFEtk
Ward+Robes - $100
We're so grateful for your support!
Download the Support package here.