Friends Of Kids With Cancer Inc
Rating: 5 stars 2 2 reviews 472
530 Maryville Centre Drive Ll5 Saint Louis MO 63141 USA
Friends of kids with cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and surviors of, cancer and blood related diseases. Our mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the educational, emotional, and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.
Recreation for children with cancer, includes entertainment, parties, toys, snacks, gift cards, and special gifts. Entertainment provides movies, video games, board games, book markers, paints, craft supplies, computers and computer games, snacks and some meals are available for patients and their families.
educational support for children with cancer. The organization provides a cost free educator and educational toys and games assistance to the children through individual and small group tutorial sessions. Educational testing is also performed to determine the effects of the treatments and to provide a benefit to assist in their return to mainstream education. Some college scholarships are provided to qualified pediatric cancer survivors.
emotional support for children with cancer. Art therapy, play therapy and talk therapy are available through a certified therapist to provide a means of communication and release of emotions by the patients. Parents and siblings of patients are also helped with available support groups.
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Incredible organization focused on ensuring kids who are battling cancer and their families maintain whatever level of normalcy they can during an incredibly emotional and challenging time. Friends offers educational, social and psychological programming aimed at helping kids with cancer...be kids! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this organization and what it stands for in allowing a sense of childhood to continue while these amazing warriors battle their illnesses. PROUD to serve!
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Amazing organization that does tons of stuff for pediatric and young adult cancer survivors- art therapy, tutoring, a couple college scholarships, trips, etc!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way they treat whole families and the patient. They offer many amazing services and go out of their way to do everything!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
do what they do!
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the way they treat whole families and the patient. They offer many amazing services and go out of their way to do everything! They also reach out to the families that have lost their children.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
truly amazing and self-sacrificing. They love what they do and care so much for the kids.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
help other people in other cities. Right now, it is just in St. Louis, MO and outlying areas.
Ways to make it better...
can't think of anything
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
money, as most organizations deal with.
One thing I'd also say is that...
they have changed my life.
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