What we've been up to here at A Room to Heal
Tommy is ten years old and has a diagnosis of Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare disorder that results in a number of physical and cognitive challenges, a key feature is the desire to eat constantly because they never feel full. He also has undergone surgeries to correct a severe curvature of the spine. Tommy gave our design team many ideas to[…]
Emmett, aged 10, was diagnosed late last year, in 2015, with a form of leukemia. Last month, Emmett had a bone marrow transplant. While Emmett was in the hospital, volunteers got to work on Emmett’s room. The volunteers in Buffalo partnered with A Room to Heal, to remodel Emmett’s room, so upon his release from[…]
January 2016: KALIANN Eight to twelve hours a day. That’s the amount of time 20-year-old Kaliann Brill spends on dialysis daily in her bedroom. Kaliann has a genetic blood disorder called MYH-9 and is awaiting a kidney transplant. Because she spends most of her time on dialysis in her room, her family thought it could[…]
December 2015: COLIN Colin is a vivacious, imaginative 8 year-old boy who loves Minecraft, animals, and his family. A third grader at Northeast Elementary school in Ithaca, he is considered the “mayor of Northeast” and is beloved by his classmates and staff alike. During the winter, he does adaptive skiing at Greek Peak, where he is now[…]
December 2015: LOURDES CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHILDREN’S CLINIC The Lourdes Center for Mental Health is a New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) licensed outpatient mental health clinic. Growing up has never been more difficult for young people and for their families who want to guide and support them, the LCMH is there to help[…]
December 2015: FAMILY ENRICHMENT NETWORK The mission of Family Enrichment Network (FEN) is to provide supportive services for the optimal development of children and families. A Room to Heal worked on the community makeover which included new furniture, paint, rugs and flooring. A Room to Heal would like to recognize SEFCU for their donation of volunteer[…]
December 2015: GRAYSEN Graysen is a 5 year-old boy, with a dynamic personality and is up to any challenge. He is playful and happy. Graysen is an absolute delight! He is very bright, articulate & friendly. He loves his baby sister and pays a lot of attention to her. Graysen was diagnosed at birth with Arthrogryposis[…]
September 2015: KALONIE Kalonie is a 13 year old girl, with a beautiful smile and happy disposition. She has a benign tumor on her brain stem, which was growing and changing, creating fluid on the brain. Kalonie currently undergoes weekly Chemotherapy treatment, in Syracuse, NY and remains cheerful and resilient! Kalonie’s room was designed to invoke a sense of calm, emphasizing the healing beauty[…]
August 2015: CONNOR Connor is a 9-year-old boy who has Neurofibromatosis. He was first diagnosed with tumors in his brain and on the left optic nerve at age 3. The doctors were just keeping an eye on them up until this past December when they noticed the tumor had grown and another was growing on his right[…]
How you can help make a difference in a child's life
We are an ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION. Join our team and become a volunteer. Whether you help once a week or once a year, you can help put a smile on a child’s face!
Refer a Child
Do you know a child, aged 3-18, in the greater Broome County area who is affected by a severe medical condition and would benefit from a healing environment?
Host a Fundraiser
We love when our supporters host fundraisers and donate the proceeds to A Room to Heal. Golf Tournaments, Home Parties and Business Fundraisers are a few of the ways people have helped us.
If you don’t have time in your busy schedule to volunteer or host a fundraiser, you can always donate directly to our organization.
About A Room To Heal
The Founding of A Room To Heal
A Room to Heal is the "brain child' of two local mothers who wanted to make a difference in the Binghamton, NY area. One of the mothers learned first-hand what it means to have a seriously ill child when her son was diagnosed with leukemia. Thanks to a life-saving bone marrow transplant, her son is now leading a healthy, normal life. But both women felt passionate about the need for children to have a calming, peaceful and uplifting environment in order to heal. Their passion led them to create this organization to help families and the children who are suffering from critical illness. In 2006, A Room to Heal became incorporated and obtained its 501(c)3 non-profit status. It is run completely by volunteers and funded by donations, sponsors and fundraising events.
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