Gabriel, 16, has a broken voice and no sense of smell. With countless doctors’ visits, it can be difficult knowing that he will never live the life of an average teenager. Through these dark times, Starlight is here to provide a light.
Jessica, 6, is hooked up to an IV pump for 12 hours a day. Even more precious time has been taken away from her during COVID-19 as an immunocompromised child, but Starlight won’t let anything get in the way of being there for her and her mom.
Jordan, 11, gets bullied by other kids in school because of his fake eye as a result of his cancer. When Jordan doesn’t feel like he has a place to fit in, Starlight is there to make sure he always feels special.
Léandre, 13, had to have a tumour removed from his brain. Sadly, life hasn’t been the same since. Medicine and homeschooling have taken over his childhood. Thankfully, Starlight is always there to keep him smiling with fun and safe events!
Briana, 14, lives with a heart condition. Instead of going to school every day like the kids and teens around her, Briana has had heart surgery and endless isolation due to COVID-19. Luckily, Starlight helps take away some of the fear and anxiety.
Zoe, 6, has been poked 3,500 times by needles and has had 267 blood transfusions. What makes these hospital visits less of a scary place for Zoe? Knowing that there’s a Starlight activity waiting there for her!
Charlotte Rose, 8, lives with a disease that leaves her tube fed and monitoring her nutrition levels. Since she can get sick very easily, COVID-19 means online school and lots of isolation. Through it all, Starlight is always there for her.
Emma, 9, had two holes in her heart before she was even born. Living with a development delay, it’s hard for her to understand why she’s different than other kids her age. Thankfully, Starlight gives Emma and her mom a reason to smile through fun-filled, safe activities.
Charlotte, 7, sadly can’t always keep up with her friends. Exhaustion and therapy too often stand in the way. Starlight gives her a place to belong and feel special.
Leah, 6, lives with a rare genetic disorder. Medicine and doctor’s appointments are a big part of her young life. COVID-19 meant she also had to stop going to school. Luckily, Starlight is by her side.
Callie, 12, must always be cautious. Even a simple cold can become dangerous. During COVID-19, she’s lived with even more anxiety and fear. Often stuck in isolation, let’s hear how Starlight has been brightening her days at home!
Alessandro, 11, sits on the sidelines while he gets ready for his 3 weekly intravenous treatments instead of getting ready for soccer practice. Listen to hear how Starlight helps him forget about his worries and just be a kid.