Starlight Radio Flyer Hero Wagons Providing Comfort

Earlier this year, Starlight unveiled the new Starlight Radio Flyer Hero Wagons, which work to transform a hospitalized child's experience by removing the fear and anxiety that may come with having to use a wheelchair. This unique mode of transportation allows children to feel more comfortable as they move throughout the hospital and provides the hospital staff with a resource to help them deliver toys and other items to patients’ rooms.

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Nurse Karen, Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, with goodies from Starlight.

For many of our hospital partners, Hero Wagons have changed how they perform their daily activities. Not only providing comfort to seriously ill kids during their stay but providing a much-needed resource for many hospitals across the US.

We used [a Wagon] today to celebrate one of our NICU babies [and] his parents were thrilled to take him for a ride. We appreciate your support in making all of our kids' and families' experiences a little brighter!

- Leah Dabaghian, CCLS, Baptist Children’s Hospital at North Central in San Antonio
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[The wagons] are a huge hit and [are] making such a difference for these families. Being in the Florida Panhandle area, we don't have an abundance of local resources, although our community does its best. [We] deeply appreciate Starlight's outreach and ability to assist.

- Whitney Hollister, Social Worker, Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart
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Doctors, nurses, child life specialists, and caregivers across the US rely on these wagons every day as an integral part of a child's pediatric care. Help Starlight continue delivering programs like Hero Wagons to hospitals near you.

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