For children whose lives are in danger, doctor’s visits, hospital stays, physicals and treatments overshadow the simple surprises and joys of life.
This weekend, more than 350 children with life-threatening illnesses and their families were treated to box-in-box adventures and ice cream treats as part of A child again Central Carolinas “Moo-life” nighttime adventure in a box.
Families in the Charlotte area collected their boxes on Sunday and received frozen treats from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.
With the “Moo-Life” in a Box, A Kid Again families received everything they needed for a fun movie night at home, including a coupon for two on-demand movie rentals, popcorn , movie candy and other fun treats.
“At A Kid Again, we are passionate about bringing hope, happiness and healing to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families,” said Ed Paat, Executive Director of A Kid Again Central Carolinas. “We are grateful to our supporters at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, SBM Life Sciences and the many volunteers who brought this Adventure in a Box pickup to life.”
Families who were unable to participate in drives had their Adventure in a Box shipped directly to their homes.
The Central Carolinas Chapter of A Kid Again was officially launched in March 2021 and has grown to date to serve more than 480 families across the Carolinas.
The chapter continues to seek more families to register. Families of children with life-threatening illnesses can learn more about how to enroll and enjoy A Kid Again’s free ongoing adventures at https://akidagain.org/enrollnow/.
The organization offers children with life-threatening illnesses a chance to experience a day without a doctor’s appointment or procedures.
A Kid Again is specifically designed to involve the whole family, not just the sick child, to improve the well-being of all those affected by the situation.
Families who participate in A Kid Again give as much as they receive by connecting with each other and sharing their own stories of strength and encouragement.
Fun adventures throughout the year make children with life-threatening illnesses feel like children again, and its program establishes continuous and rewarding experiences that complement but not exceed their daily lives.
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