We deliver happiness because happy kids heal faster
Since 1982, Starlight’s programs have positively impacted 21 million seriously ill or injured children across the US.
A hospitalized child is scared, confused, and often in hospital for a long period of time. Everything that makes being a kid is out of reach.
Innovative and inspiring programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming bring the very best in technology, play, and other fun experiences to distract and entertain pediatric patients as they navigate the stress and pain that can come along with any illness.
We believe that happiness and healing work together to provide the best outcome for pediatric patients, which is why we evaluate our programs on 10 criteria, including the following:
Engages children through activities to help them learn, grow, and express themselves in an unfamiliar environment
Helps reduce stress and anxiety, resulting in greater compliance and less challenging medical procedures
Helps to prevent, reduce, or stop pain sensations associated with medical procedures