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 …

Starlight Moments Bring Joy and Comfort to One-Year-Old Battling Neuroblastoma

One-year-old Channing loves being the center of attention. She gives everyone hugs, has the biggest smile and loves to dance. From her boundless energy, you’d never suspect this incredible little girl is currently battling neuroblastoma. This type of cancer is rare and 90 percent of cases occur in children younger than five years old. In 2016, Channing began to shake …

We’re Partnering with The Mighty!

Starlight Children’s Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Mighty, a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability. The Mighty publishes real stories by real people facing real challenges, and has more than 5 million unique readers per month. We’re excited to raise awareness for the work …