Ryker, 6, only knew hospital visits and daily dialysis for the first years of his young life. Luckily, he received a kidney transplant from his very own superhero – his dad! The troubles didn’t stop there, but Starlight will always be by his side, especially now during COVID-19.
Léa-Jade, 7, has spent most of her time leading up to the holidays isolated in-hospital. While she missed her family during her hospital stay, she loves that Starlight includes the whole family so that she can always find time to play with her brothers!
Liam, 14, and Kaitlyn, 11, are siblings who live with a very rare condition – affecting only 1 in 140,000 people – that has led them both to be legally blind. It’s hard for their family to find a balance between health obstacles and fun, but that’s where Starlight comes in.
Eddie, 14, misses out on all schooling, sports, and daily fun because his mom is driving him to another doctor’s appointment or therapy session. Listen on to hear from mom, Alexandra, and the impact his multiple diagnoses have had on their family.
Ian, 10, was born with a rare liver disease that led to a life saving liver transplant at only 8 months old. Through all the surgeries and health complications, Ian gets to feel like a “regular” kid with Starlight in his corner.
Maddox, 5, was born at only 1 pound 2 ounces. Now very fragile to virus and bacteria, life has been extremely difficult and lonely since COVID-19. Thankfully, he knows he can always count on Starlight to be there for him.
Hugh, 9, has felt confusion, stress, guilt and frustration; all due to a diagnosis. In-between infusions every other day, he gets to smile with Starlight. Listen to hear how Play From Hospital To Home Packs have bettered his time spent confined to home.
Éléonore, 7, is a smiling, adorable little girl who won’t get to experience the winter wonderland this holiday season because is it just too painful for her little legs and back. Luckily, her mom and Starlight are by her side through it all.
Ella, 7, lives her life around daily medication and nightly use of oxygen to stay healthy and strong. During COVID-19, this is now more important than ever. While Ella’s lived out her dream of going to Disney World thanks to Starlight, she’s now stuck at home.
Oliver, 13, has spent over 100 nights in-hospital with 18 invasive operations, and still has a positive attitude and a smile on his face! One of the things that keeps him going is Starlight.
Elizabeth, 13, is non-verbal and dependent on aid for daily living. Completely confined to home over the past 9 months, let’s hear how Starlight has been brightening her and her family’s days!
Alessandro, 10, is treated intravenously 3 times a week. High-risk of injury, he’s forced to sit on the sidelines while his friends play sports. Listen to hear how Starlight has impacted his life both before and during COVID-19.