For kids in children’s hospitals, happiness empowers resilience and improves their ability to cope with challenges.
Happiness isn’t fleeting; it encompasses deeper contentment and satisfaction. It can help kids maintain a positive outlook and enhances resilience, especially because living with a serious illness can be challenging and unpredictable, even when in the best possible care.
Kids may experience angst as they put a hospital gown on for the first time, worried about their privacy or uncertain about what comes next. The fear of multiple pokes, stings, therapies, or procedures can lead to anxieties and insecurities. Or, they may feel lonely, unable to enjoy time with friends and family as they undergo treatment.
With the right programs and resources, we can transform the patient experience to provide comfort, support, and happiness. That’s why Starlight Children’s Foundation exists, and offers a range of programs to provide socialization, distraction, procedural support, and comfort to kids when they need it most.
When kids are happy, they are more motivated, focused and driven to pursue milestones and outcomes. That’s why we delivered happiness to more than 2.4 million children last year.
Improving the physical and mental health of children.
Distracting kids from their illness and treatment and redirecting them to a positive experience.
Enabling children to manage their pain better.
Helping sick children feel happier, less isolated, and more in control.
Empowering kids to feel less anxious about being in the hospital.
Improving the treatment compliance of pediatric patients.
Strengthening the relationships between the child and family, friends, and medical staff.
When we share it with others, it amplifies and spreads, creating an environment where positivity and well-being can flourish.