Ryan’s Case for Smiles

Ryan’s Case for Smiles
Mission:

A hospital experience can be terrifying and traumatic for both a child and their family. While others strive to find a cure, Ryan’s Case for Smiles helps with the stress and emotional impact of illness in the here and now. Our whimsical pillowcases give children an emotional boost, while resources and tools help families better understand and cope with the experience. CopingSpace.org offers tools and resources in a web-based format for caregivers, siblings, schools, and the community of a sick or injured child. Resources for the child’s caregiver provide evidence-based information that will help them cope with diagnosis, treatment and recovery while building resilience along the way. These resources alert them to the risk of Post Medical Traumatic Stress and provide age appropriate explanations and scripting for caregivers to reference as well as tips on how to build resilience in themselves and their child.

Phone:
717-856-0682
Email:
Geographical Areas:
International: 363 Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada
Director:
Cindy Kerr
Website:
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