Child Life Program Inspires Grandma to Raise Money for a Starlight Fun Center

Denise DiCostanzo paced the hallways of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in New York, overwhelmed by her granddaughter’s diagnosis. Twelve-year-old Amanda was battling E. coli Shiga toxin as well as hemolytic-uremic syndrome, or HUS, which is a condition that affects the blood and vessels. Amanda experienced severe pain, blood tests and transfusions for 16 consecutive days.   “Although I think of myself as …

Padres, MLB donate Starlight Fun Center – Major League Baseball steps up to the plate to bring happiness to kids at Rady Children’s Hospital

Major League Baseball and San Diego Padres hit a home run for children. On July 10, during the hectic week of the All Star Game in San Diego, the baseball community came together to provide a fun event for sick kids in the hospital. MLB and the San Diego Padres, in partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation, made a Fun Center …