Hearing the diagnosis of cancer is both shocking and frightening and the hospital can be a scary place.  Many families are unable to imagine happiness as part of the equation.  Some may feel joy is inappropriate, others simply may not know how to incorporate it into their “new” lives.  The Sara’s Smiles Foundation was created to help.

Sara's Smiles "Inspiration Kits" are currently given to every child admitted to the oncology units in 23 children's hospitals nationwide. Kits may also be ordered, free of charge, for any child diagnosed with cancer upon request. The kit contains items in a durable, portable box that will help families stay organized, connect to others, and explore creative ways to encourage smiles.  The Sara’s Smiles Inspiration Kit includes:

  • A file for important papers
  • A form letter to notify and reach out to friends, family and community
  • A tote bag to carry items throughout the hospital
  • Reusable Sticker Corners to display photos, artwork, etc. on walls
  • A door hanger and washable markers to personalize one's room
  • A squeeze toy for stress release
  • An art pad for self-expression
  • A "Picture Me Proud" Card to share milestones and/or special accomplishments
  • Small Toys for amusement and distraction
  • A "Follow Us" Card to share pictures and stories with Sara's Smiles

Click here to order your kits.



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