Offers online support to kids coping with a health condition, from other kids with similar health conditions. They have an extensive collection of parent-generated videos of kids sharing their experiences and encouragement, ways to handle stress, hospital stays and more.
Norton Children’s Hospital
231 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Healthcare providers can refer their patients who have a chronic illness to this national program who offers to assist in making a child’s dream come true. A special trip, a favorite toy, an awesome visit from a special person could be possible for the patient who completes the process.
410 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Provides a free camp experience for children with serious medical illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, sickle cell disease, asthma and arthritis. 24-hour care is provided by specialized doctors and nurses, and the camp is free. Campers step outside of their sickness to experience activities such as canoeing, swimming, horseback-riding and more. The camp is a member of the Serious Fun Network.
5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
Make-A-Wish relies on wish referrals from caring individuals to help them reach more kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The eligibility consideration process is started when a wish referral form is submitted to the local chapter. Visit the website to learn about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or Toll-free: (877) 206-9474
National website: wish.org
Click below to go to the special needs page of CAP4Kids, which has information about fun and recreation, educational resources, parenting, autism and more.
Go to CAP4Kids Special Needs Page
Connecting Families is a hospital-wide family-to-family mentor program. Connecting Families reaches patients of all diagnoses to link them with a family who has been through a similar situation. Social workers often match families based on like diagnoses, similar treatment paths or life situations.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
Assists with emergencies such as auto repairs, housing for long distance care, airline tickets, Ronald McDonald House fees, extermination and/or purification items for bone-marrow patients’ homes and much more.
Physical Address: 5000 Arlington Center Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
Mailing Address: PO Box 153, Hilliard, Ohio 43026