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.
As of December, 2018, the Kit will now also include Be Dreamy pillow mist and Be Sunny
body balm. Patients and family members can spray this "organic goodness & aromatherapy
joy" on their pillowcases to help relieve stress and anxiety; easing one into restful sleep or
state of relaxation. Be Sunny body balm, also made with all organic ingredients, can be used
to gently calm and soothe troubled skin Both products have been donated by Lissette Monzon,
owner of Lilly Be - Organic, and are a welcome addition to the Kits. Thank you Lisette!!!
Kits are currently being distributed at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Baptist Health/Miami Cancer Institute, UM Sylvester/Holtz Children’s Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and The Salah Foundation Children's Hospital at Broward Health. Each kit costs over $125 and there are almost 200 newly diagnosed children a year across these 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.
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, two (2) pairs of Natural Acupressure Nausea Relief Wristbands, wash cloth with toiletries, hospital cafeteria meal vouchers/restaurant gift card, a journal and notebook with pockets to help manage your child's care and much more.
Hand sanitizer (all sizes) Travel-size Shampoo/Conditioner
Socks Small stuffed animal (Oriental Trading)
Playing Cards (all types)
For more information, contact us at (305) 798-6725 or to sponsor a Kit click button below:
Support for the Newly Diagnosed Family Kits was provided in 2020 by a grant by the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
Newly Diagnosed Family Kits
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