What we've been up to here at A Room to Heal
October 2017: Myleanna, age 7, had a below-the-knee leg amputation earlier this year following an accident. She wears a smile and maintains a positive attitude (things we should ALL do, right?!). When we met with Myleanna, she shared her love of all things beach and dolphin. So, we decided to turn her room into an[…]
November 2017: Cooper is a loveable, energetic 4-year-old boy. He was born with Down Syndrome, and in November 2016 he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Although his treatment includes multiple blood transfusions and chemotherapy at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, Cooper is full of life and energy. He more than lives up to[…]
April 2017: A Room to Heal teamed up with State Employees Federal Credit Union (SEFCU) to tackle our first official sensory room project. The beneficiary is Community Options, Inc., a non-profit with local offices in Binghamton, NY. Community Options is registered as a Private Voluntary Organization with the United States Agency for International Development. Community[…]
August 2017: Rhys is a 5-year-old boy who lives in Owego with his mom, stepdad, and sister. He has a number of diagnoses affecting his spine and brain including Klippel-Feil syndrome, hydrocephalus, and tethered chord syndrome. None of these medical issues have held him back, however. He is an energetic, friendly child with a passion[…]
July 2017: Adam is a 5-year-old who is full of smiles! Adam has Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, and is unable to move himself from place to place or in and out of equipment. He also suffers with Epileptic Seizure Disorder and Cortical blindness. Despite these multiple challenges, Adam thrives under the care of his loving[…]
May 2017: Giavanna is a 7-year-old girl with a bright and bubbly personality. She loves doing word finds, creating newsletters, and pretending she’s a teacher. She swims, dances and plays basketball. Too much noise bothers her and she wished for her room to be a place of ‘peace and quiet.’ Giavanna lives with neurofibromatosis[…]
May 2017: Three-year-old Derek was born with Trisomy 18, a genetic condition that presents him with many challenges. He has a tracheotomy and is fed through a gastrointestinal tube. His daily care requires the use of several machines and medical equipment that take up a lot of space. This was particularly problematic in the small[…]
May 2017: Damin is an energetic 13-year-old Binghamton Modified football/basketball/baseball player (literally, a triathlete!). Damin was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment in Syracuse. Many thanks to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for their partnership and interest/support as well as all of[…]
April 2017: In 2015, A Room to Heal (ARTH) received a referral for five-year-old Grady, who was born with Mosaic Trisomy 9 and has severe disabilities. Trisomy 9 occurs when some of the body’s cells have three copies of chromosome 9 (trisomy), while other cells have the usual two copies of this chromosome. This[…]
April 2017: Abel was a smart and spirited boy who loved to build, dance, read, and watch movies with his family. He started chemotherapy in January 2017 after being diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma. Abel’s mother and father took him to Syracuse for his chemo treatments. It was a tough regimen: 5 days of treatment[…]
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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