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Candlelighters of New York City Inc

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer & board member of this organization for many years. Candlelighters NYC is family!! Everything we do comes from the heart. I’ve gained lifelong friends, and so many wonderful memories. Truly grateful and proud to be part of this nonprofit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is probably the most personal organization that we've ever encountered! My son and I have traveled from TX to NYC for his neuroblastoma treatment since 2019. We were welcomed with open arms in the beginning with fun activities held by Candlelighters and showed us NYC that all the more made us feel like instant family. They also extended their kindness by offering an actual city stroller that was so much easier to maneuver! We will forever appreciate their many acts of kindness!

1 Jennifer M.29

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our first experience with Candlelighters NYC was over 7 years ago. My daughter was battling neuroblastoma and we had travelled from Utah to MSKCC in NYC for tumor resection. I remember sitting in the waiting room during her surgery feeling scared and worried. The kindest woman approached me and knew me by name. She wrapped the softest blanket around me and offered comfort. She stayed for many hours until the surgery was over and then invited my deaf parents back to her home to feed them. Her name was Barbara, and she is the founder of Candlelighters NYC. She is a Godsend.

Many years have gone by, and so many trips to NYC that we've lost count. But every single trip, we know that we have "family" waiting for us. Candlelighters is family. Through the thick and thin of my daughter's cancer treatment, there was always someone to check on us, offer new toys to uplift my daughter, invite us to activities, introduce us to other parents, bring supplies in the middle of the night, offer meals, put arms around us and offer a listening ear. FAMILY. I can't imagine what these years would have looked like without the support of Candlelighters. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU. Especially to Barbara, Amy, Ellie, Teddy, and Sami.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We sure adore our Candlelighter's NYC family! They have been there for us through this ugly cancer journey with not only gifts and experiences and food and hair treatments,
but the most amazing love and support! Cancer treatment is not just scary, but it's isolating and lonely... especially when you have to travel across the country to receive care. Candlelighter's has been our family through this journey and we can never repay all the love that they have given us!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We met Barbara and Candleighters NYC when we came in January 2020 for my son West, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma that month. Candleighters came to our rescue with a stroller to get around town in! They not only have the biggest hearts, but have been so caring and loving towards our son and our family!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Neftaly F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Where do we even begin? After our daughter was diagnosed with cancer, our research lead to us to have her surgery at Sloan Kettering in New York. The surgeon there is the most renowned in the world for this cancer, so that's where we were going to take her. When we went to a show at Bloomingdale's that our daughter was modeling for (an awesome program to make kids going through impossible circumstances focus on happiness and confidence) we met Barbara who had a great connection with our little girl from the start. We could tell this energetic, upbeat, heartfelt, wonderful woman was a force to be reckoned with. Not only did she offer to help us in whatever way she could, she immediately made my family and I feel as we were a part of hers. Her entire team (in particular one amazing guy named Teddy) are all as dedicated, loving, and captivating as she is. From the shows and dinners to the special trips to the city, Candlelighters takes our minds off the difficulties of the day (even if just for a little while). They always made it a point to focus on us. Every moment we've spent with Candlelighters is unique and special. We knew that we had met an organization that stood out in ways that words do not do justice. Our hope is that at some point we can do 1/100th for them as they have done for us. We are truly blessed to have become part of the Candlelighters family.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have watched Barbara and her volunteers do countless acts of service in behalf of “their kids.” You will not meet a better person. Barbara wakes up thinking about what she can do for these kids in need. I have worked with her for years. Candlelighter’s foundation inspired me as an individual and as a company to get involved in doing what we can to help. There is not a moment that goes by that these great volunteers are not doing something for some child or family in need!! I love you, Barbara!! Thanks for letting Candlelighter’s be a part of our journey!! You truly are an inspiration!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Marlene Happek B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Barbara and the Candlelighters team made us feel supported and cared for during the toughest days of our lives. The provided ya with gift cards for groceries and restaurants, pillows and throw blanket to make the hospital stay more comfortable. They provide hair service for moms to feel “normal” during their stay at the Ronald McDonald house for their child’s surgery. We are so grateful to this organization! We love you Barbara!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing foundation that has helped our family in so many ways! We have been away from home for two months for our son's treatment and Candlelighters of New York has assisted us with getting groceries, stroller and making our little boy's birthday special. Thank you all so much for everything you do!!!!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Truly appreciate their support whilst my son Joshua Ramsay was being treated for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in New York. They help to lessen the stress that caregivers undergo.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Holli B. P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We absolutely love this nonprofit! Barbara, Amy and Erica are so kind and helpful! They treated us like family when we were away from home getting treatments for our son’s cancer. They are responsive to needs, encourage when it is needed, celebrate with your family and are respectful. They have made our stay during treatment so much more bearable than it would have otherwise been. I wholeheartedly give this organization five stars!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Barbara and her group are amazing. Our grand daughter was treated at MSC for Neuroblastoma, a nasty childhood cancer. She and her parents traveled there and had only a few connections in NYC. The Candlelighters and Barbara immediately took them under their wing providing information, activities, entertainment, etc. In a very stressful time they gave our family a sense of normalcy. Also, if you needed something or forgot something Barbara always had a connection to get it or make it happen. A very great organization.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Ines T.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a part of Candlelighters as a donor and a friend for 15 years and have seen first hand the dedication and hard work that this organization has given of themselves. The families who have children with cancer and come for treatment in NYC rely so heavily on the support that Barbara Zobian, the founder and President, and her volunteers give to the families each and every day. Not only emotional support but also to provide them with things they may need for the children, and to enjoy some fun time with events organized by this wonderful organization.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have never met a more passionate group of people. Most of all the leader Barbara. Without hesitation they immediately jump in to help families any way that they can. It is truly amazing. We were fortunate to be the recipients of their love and affection during my daughter's brain cancer treatment and beyond. We continue to be in the family of Candlelighters NYC and the love has not stopped. It is really challenging to be a pediatric cancer family, Barbara and her crew make you feel genuinely welcome, loved and cared for. They are the bright spot during the experience of pediatric cancer. We are forever thankful to them.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma last year and her treatment are being done in NYC . I had to leave my job and come to NYC every month I had no family, limited income but I was introduced to Candlelighters of NY. They changed everything about feeling alone away from home. They became my second family, by make sure we have food, shelter and support while We’re in NYC. They have extended a olive branch that is rooted for life. I don’t know what we would do without them. Christmas with was amazing being away from home. No Christmas tree , staying in a hotel room, no family with us but my second family took care of all that. The smiles, the brunch the entertainment and the Candlelighters volunteers!! You guys ROCK!! During a National Pandemic they reached out before family , friends or any other Foundations!!! ( literally a Rock) ❤️

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Dylan P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

CandlelightersNYC is an amazing organization that’s our extended family! They provide so much for the children fighting cancer providing amazing events. Not only they care for the children but the parents as well! We are forever grateful to be apart of the CandlelightersNYC family!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Bernadette Kelly F.

Donor

Rating: 5

My niece was 3 when diagnosed with Leukemia. Her brother was 1. While my niece was going through chemo, my sister (her mom) became pregnant with baby #3. As if having your child go through the tremendously terrifying experience, the abnormality of the waiting periods were also so hard. That’s where Candlelighters was a godsend! Helping not only my niece but her sibling and parents experience a sense of some normalcy in the chaos was uplifting. Arrangements for private experiences to allow neutropenic children to feel like a kid for a little while, without parents having to worry about contamination from contact with someone unknown, is a priceless gift. The genuine love and caring shown by the volunteers for the candlelighters families is reaffirming and makes me a proud supporter of this amazing non-profit!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t explain how In my most desperate hrs of heartbreak I was never alone in my fear and grief
The candlelighters became my family. They brought sooo many smiles to my family. It’s comforting to know that they are always there. I’m forever grateful to Barbara and our wonderful friends the Candlelighters.
Kids never have to fight cancer alone

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When this small town, midwest family had to bring their 9 month old little girl to MSK in NY for cancer surgery, Candlelighters of New York was able to answer all of our questions, ease all of our fears and make sure we had everything that we needed for our stay. We cannot thank them enough for taking us under their wing during such a scary and stressful time.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Shalini K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi! This is SHALINI Kapoor mother of two kids, Kanisha and Mohit Kapoor . My son Mohit Kapoor has cancer when he was two years old and at present too with Langerhans histiocytosis Cell (LHC cancer ) . ♥️We got all the support from Candlelighters of New York City Inc. Candlelighters of New York City Inc is like a family to us . There is always smile , happiness, love on children’s face , they are always excited about Candlelighters of New York City Inc . Babara Z and all the members of Candlelighters of New York City Inc are the best family, because they understand about children and how keep them happy out of love .We love you ♥️ . And thank you for everything ♥️.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters was there for our family as we travelled from Ky to NYC every three weeks to take part in a clinical trial for my sweet son’s terminal brain cancer. Candlelighters curated the most amazing experiences - through their generosity our family was able to feel comfortable and loved and we made so many cherished memories. Candlelighters will be our family forever. When Bruce passed away after living with brain cancer for 8 months, they were just as much there for us. I will be grateful forever for the love that you shared and the joy that you brought us. Candlelighters is doing something special.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters NYC has brought us so much support and comfort over the years as my 4 year old daughter battles an aggressive brain tumor. They have helped us finacially and emotionally. There always providing fun for the children and even had a suprise birthday party for my son after he couldn't be home for it. So grateful to have them in our lives.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Margaret M.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters NYC is a blessing to any family who has a child with cancer! They truly are a light in the darkness. They offered us not only smiles, hugs, fun, and unconditional love, but meaningful connections to other childhood cancer families. Grateful to have Candlelighters in our family’s life.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This isn’t a foundation they are family. They are always there for you. They turn crappy into happy. Candle lighters been there for us during Holliday to birthday to celebrating all milestones. Thank you for being there for us during our time of need and help creating memories for our son and just being there when you need a blanket or pillow during our child surgery .

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps pediatric cancer families in NYC. Majority of the families are not local so to have someone from the NY area to help navigate the city, that’s likes to spoils our cancer kids, and that will help anyway possible make our stay in NY easier. Great organization!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. With love, Barbara and the Candlelighters NYC team

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There is not enough good things to say about this organization. It’s like they are magical at anticipating issues. If you’d re sad for whatever reason, they come and pick you up, get you a babysitter and take you out. If your kid is sad, they shower, I mean SHOWER them with toys. (My son is not spoiled, thanks to them!) they are the real deal. The know what you or your kid wants and needs always. When we are beyond this cancer battle, I plan to give back. We love them.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

We all love showering you with toys and good things ... Sending love to you and the kids

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Candlelighters NYC believes that kids can’t fight cancer alone. Our Board consists of parents of kids with cancer and volunteers who work hard to turn crappy into happy for the families that travel to NYC for cancer treatment.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

We all love you Aaron, so proud to have you as our Chairman

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When our five year-old son was diagnosed with cancer and he was receiving treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Barbara, the President and founder of Candlelightersnyc, was extremely helpful in helping us cope both socially and emotionally. Barbara and her amazing team of volunteers would turn our crappiest of days into the best of days. They are an amazing organization and each and every member has a heart of gold. This organization is top notch!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Candlelighters New York is a phenomenal organization. They go above and beyond to help families at the toughest times of their lives.
They provide support, comfort and friendship to families when they arrive in New York and are a huge resource for anyone in the cancer community.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Shameeza

Client Served

Rating: 5

“Candlelighters NYC has been our lifeline. There
were days when we didn’t know how we would
get our next meal, or give our three kids presents
for their birthdays or holidays. Candlelighters
took care of this for us which relieved a huge
weight off of our shoulders. Barbara is our fairy
godmother. We don’t know where we would be
without her and this organization! Truly a
blessing in our lives!
All the CLNYC events are amazing, but the FDNY
boat ride was our favorite family memory, as it
was our first time
seeing Ellis Island and
the Statue of Liberty up
close!
CLNYC is different than
other charities because
they became our family.
Always there in the
good times and the bad
to make sure that not
only our cancer warrior
has all he needs, but the
ENTIRE family, because
kids can’t fight cancer
alone! My family and I
spend our free time
advocating for
childhood cancer and
sharing King’s journey
in hopes we can inspire
change and a cure one
day.”

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Barbara is an angel on earth. She treats you like family. She loves your kids like her own. Her volunteers are equally amazing. She hosts events for the kids that are memorable and fun for both the kids and adults. We are thankful for Barbara and her amazing organization that without a doubt makes a difference in the lives of not just the kids but the parents. We wish her continued success!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters New York City has been amazing positive force in supporting me and my infant son while he traveled to New York City for specialty Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center. The many volunteers have been like family, providing the community support that is so necessary for families like mine. They host fun get togethers (see pic of baby Timmy at a Candlelighters NYC Taco night), provide opportunities for entertainment for both the cancer kids and their family members, occasional pampering for moms and dads, gift cards for restaurants and groceries (a lifesaver in NYC when kids need a special diet), and even a safe space to cry with no judgment.

Every member of Candlelighters, from Barbara the founder down to the college students who volunteer, has been full of love, empathy and joy, and I am honored after a year and a half of being benefited by their organization to call them friends. It's an amazing organization made up of amazing people.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Jelena M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beautiful people, made us feel like family and helped so much both emotionally and financially during our son’s cancer treatment in New York. Forever grateful!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Bill L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Barbara and team will bend over backwards to make you feel at home in so many ways. A truly bright spot as your family goes through their hardest times

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters is our home away from home. They are family to us and always there in dark times and bright times. Always there every step of the way. We’ve made friendships that will last a lifetime. Not only do they support us but they introduce us to other friends who help us so much emotionally! With Candlelighters we never feel alone.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Kristi V.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Candlelighters of NYC has been one the greatest blessings our family has had. Traveling thousands of miles from home for life saving treatment for our son in NY was a great stress. The entire organization eased that burden and made us feel so at ease. Anything we needed day or night Candlelighters was there. We were never alone in the city because we had our new family in Candlelighters. Words can't express how truly thankful we are for them!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this organization at a young age while dancing at a Hero Celebration, and it has held a special place in my heart ever since. Love and support are two of the many amazing things that radiate out of the people working within this organization into the families of the children who need it most. Whether Candlelighters NYC assists families in a financial matter or simply provides a child with toys and gifts to keep them preoccupied in the midst of their treatment days, there is no doubt in my mind that the impact they leave is immeasurable. I can’t wait to watch what this organization does in the future!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Beau H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters of NYC made being in the big city (far from home) while battling childhood cancer...feel like home.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They have provided grocery money and help for my family every time weve traveled into NYC this whole year! It makes it so much easier to travel in these uncertain times when you know you have support and help.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our foundation has partnered with Candlelighters NYC for many years. I have also been the recipient of their love and support for many years as the Mom to a cancer warrior! I am proud of the work they do to help children with cancer and their families. They always go above and beyond and are an absolute blessing to so many! Barbara is an angel on earth ♥️

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

1 Michelina A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Uplifting and positive. Supportive of anyone who comes to the organization. Always there in times of emotional support and always arranging ways to make the kids and families feel special. Thank you!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

2 Gemma M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters is a home away from home. Barbara is like a fairy godmother. When my son was getting his bone marrow transplant we signed up online and got a phone call right away welcoming our family with open arms. Our son had been diagnosed with high risk ALL leukemia and needed to get a bone marrow transplant that resulted in then staying pretty much isolated from the world as well as going through ups and downs where he didn't always feel good about himself. Candlelighters foundation helped our son as well as our other children feel special and allowed him to really enjoy himself in an environment where we knew we could feel comfortable. Also as a parent being a part of this foundation has helped me heal being surrounded by many other beautiful families fighting similar battles. This foundation is more than just a foundation it's a bond that I will always be grateful for.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been a part of this organization for over 9 years! My daughter was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroblastoma as an infant. We are from California and came to NYC for the best chance at survival with a team of specialist at MSKCC. Candlelighters has been a lifeline resource for us since, Barbara is our family & she takes care of us just like family! Everything from emotional support, to finding local doctors for eye appointments etc...she is always there. She provides an outlet of fun & much needed support for children and families in situations like ours. It's amazing and just as much as an emotional life saver, as the medical life savers treating my child. She cares and loves each child, sibling, parent like her own. And her volunteers, exact examples of unshelfish, heartfelt people who love these kids and families.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

2 Mary Beth R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Candlelighters is not your average cancer group. There are so many wonderful groups out there that provide financial assistance to families in need; Candlelighters is so much more. We are a family.
Candlelighters provides the love, friendship, hope and sanity that pediatric families need. They embrace the whole family, and introduce them to other families in similar situations.
Candlelighters is a friendly face at the airport or train station. Candlelighters is a hand to hold and a shoulder to cry on in your darkest moments. Candlelighters share tears of joy at a good prognosis. Candlelighters is a perfect Christmas morning with every request for Santa fulfilled. It is a birthday party, a fairytale dress, Halloween costumes and parties, an every day wish granter. Candlelighters provides a home (and a family) away from home, so that children, their siblings and parents don't feel quite so lost when facing treatments and procedures. Candlelighters is a Hero Parade, a rally, a fight with friends to never lose hope. Candlelighters is also a link to other amazing opportunities and organizations that parents not versed in "cancer survival" would not otherwise no about.
The best part about Candlelighters is that they take care of your child (& you!) through the bad times AND the good. Unlike most organizations, Candlelighters is well aware of how deep and permanent pediatric cancer scars go. Children 1, 5, 10, 15 years NED are celebrated. Angels are lovingly remembered, and their families are still taken care of.
Running in to Barbara Zobian was a blessing. She and, the entire Candlelighters organization, have been and continue to be a tremendous source of support and positive energy for my daughter and for my whole family. Candlelighters are truly angels on Earth

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

3 herrsingen

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words can not describe or explain fully the love and gratitude we have for Barbara and Candlelighters NYC Inc. Barbara, Uno and others with Candlelighters NYC make such a huge impact in the lives of so many. When we were many hours away from friends and family, People told us of an amazing woman named Barbara. She was all that and more. Barbara and Candlelighters threw Nina a birthday party and brought unbelievably wonderful distraction opportunities into our challenging lives. It was medicine for our soul and brought a much needed light into my daughter's days. Unbelievable organization deserving of support!

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

2 Tom_107

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are non-profits, and then there are one of a kind non-profits like Candlelighters. Barbara and her team are simply the most special caring people we have met in NY while our son fought his cancer battle. I still don't know how we would have made it without them. We, the Finnigan family are eternally grateful.

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family

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Candlelighters, NYC is an amazing non profit run by Barbara Zobian. Barbara is dedicated to helping families in New York City get through the difficult times when a child is diagnosed with cancer. We came to NYC to get treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for his Stage IV Neuroblastoma in October of 2007 and Barbara really helped us out in very practical ways. She throws amazing parties that the kids LOVE and it is a great way for the kids to get away from the "hospital life" and do really fun activities in Manhattan! http://www.candlelightersnyc.org

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CandlelightersNYC 07/06/2020

Thank you so much for your positive review, it truly means so much to us. love, Your Candlelighters NYC Family