“Cool” Starlight Gowns Change the Game for Kids at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital

“Coming in for surgery, whether it’s your first or tenth surgery, you’re scared. These Starlight Gowns are what make it better.” Kelsey Davis is a Certified Child Life Specialist in the Pediatric Pre-op department at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. She visits with kids before surgery to educate and relieve anxiety and stress. One of the ways she does that is by …

Starlight Gowns are as Comfortable as Pajamas

Five-year-old Andrew sits up on his hospital bed wearing a Chewbacca Starlight Gown and a grin that spans ear to ear. With that large of a smile, you wouldn’t think that Andrew is going to the hospital every month for chemotherapy. “He’s thriving and showing cancer that he’s strong and nothing will stop him,” Brenda, Andrew’s mom, said. Last year, …

Marvel Studios: Hero Acts Commits More Than $1M to Help Children Impacted by Serious Illness

Funding to support Make-A-Wish® and Starlight Children’s Foundation Stars of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War visit children’s hospitals in New York and Los Angeles BURBANK, Calif. (May 10, 2018) — In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to provide transformative experiences to strengthen the lives of children impacted by serious …

Youngest Patients Can Play Nintendo While They Heal

Author: Belinda Hammond, Child Life Connection Founder The youngest patients at Lompoc Valley Medical Center now have a little more to do while they’re healing. Lompoc’s Child Life Connection and Starlight Children’s Foundation collaborated to ensure LVMC was the recipient of a state-of-the-art Starlight Fun Center mobile entertainment unit. Powered by the latest WiiU system from Nintendo, the Starlight Fun Center offers online …