We, at Chasin A Dream Foundation, are so excited to launch the Hospital Backpack Program. When a family is given the news that their child has a life threatening illness and they need to go to the hospital immediately, packing a few comfort items for their child is the last thing on their mind.
We are providing a backpack complete with a warm fuzzy blanket, socks, ear buds, toiletries, age appropriate toy, a journal to document upcoming appointments for the parent, masks, gloves, etc.
For every child initially admitted with cancer, cystic fibrosis or specific other life threatening illnesses, we will be adding an iPad to help them through the long hours of hospitalization and treatment. We are currently working with Apple to secure the best pricing and are looking for community business partners to assist with the costs of filling the backpack.
Currently the program is launched at Palm Beach Childrens Hospital and Jupiter Medical Center. With the communities support, we hope to spread this next to hospitals throughout Palm Beach and Martin County.