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The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation’s Young Professionals Committee and volunteers will come together to host Christmas in July for some very special families at Franklin Square on Thursday, July 20th, 2017.
For more information, please contact Mike Barnes: email@example.com
Thanks for your continued love and generosity to The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation!
If your business office would like to support one of the families below, please email The Barkann Foundation’s Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would also like to donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift card, our good friends and ardent supporters of The Barkann Foundation from Inspire Federal Credit Union will serve as collection locations for toys and gift cards.
1555 East Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, PA 19047
2104 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007
A Note from one of our Sponsors:
Our Nasdaq Philadelphia employees have proudly partnered with the Barkann Family Healing Heart Foundation for both their Fall Harvest Fest and Christmas in July programs. We look forward to continuing this relationship and partnership with the Foundation and the Nasdaq GoodWorks Program.
Gift Cards Needed:
Toys R US, Target, WalMart, Visa Gift Cards, Game Stop, Apple iTunes, or Best Buy.
Please take a moment to read each family’s story that we are supporting through this very special program. If you would kindly consider making a financial donation that would go a long way to help each family.
BW has a younger sibling whose grown accustomed to their older sibling’s condition and parents worry that they sometimes do not pay enough attention to their youngest child.
Despite a new serious medical complication that has prevented one parent from working, on top of housing instability, this family has remained resilient and endures life challenges with a very positive outlook.
BW has a young brother who is 11 years old.
Wish List: Gift Cards, Sensory Toys, Mind Craft Legos
The family has had a hard time with feeling supported in their community. This would be a great opportunity for them to feel like they are being treated fairly and sensitively by their community.
Wish List: Gift Cards, Legos, Games, Sports, Action Figures
DS has main diagnosis of cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, adrenal insufficiency, hyperglycemia, hypothyroidism, SIADH, and chronic respiratory failure. Most recently DS was hospitalized. Family has been back and forth to the hospital to ensure DS’s needs are met. DS likes sharks!
Ages of children in the home are:
5, 6, 8, 11, 12 (Girls)
Boy – Infant Learning Toys
Girls – Barbie, Shopkins, Art Supplies, Coloring, Board Games
He has developmental delay and is receiving physical, speech, occupational, hearing and vision therapies. He has had six hospitalizations in the past year and is followed by multiple specialists.
AM lives with his parents and siblings three siblings (ages 4, 8 and 14). Two of his sisters also have special needs.
AM (19 month old): Sensory Toy, Laser Light Show Toy, Clothes Size: 4/5
TM (4 year old sister): Big Doll House, Baby Alive
RM (8 year old brother): Basketball, Madden 17 for Xbox One, Baseball Bat and ball
SM (15 year old sister): Gift Card to Target, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Xbox One, Gift card to Kicks USA
Mom is here every day and is an active participant in her care. She is very loving and affectionate. Mom has three other children at home. The family recently has been asked to move since there landlord is selling their home. The family has recent fallen behind on utility bills due to spending money on transportation to the hospital childcare, parking and other unforeseen cost related to this hospital stay.
AC has a trach and is on a ventilator 24 hours/day. AC is completely dependent upon others for his care. He uses a wheelchair for mobility. He loves music and watching videos. He lives with his parents and 8 year old brother.
AC (9 year old boy)
– Loves to listen to music
– Bluetooth speaker that is shaped like Spider Man or Superman faces (Toys R Us has them)
– Headphones to listen to music–can be the either type (over ear or inside ear)
– Thermos to keep warm drinks because he has a hard time regulating his temperature and is often cold
NC (8 year old brother)
– Loves anything Lego and super hero themed
He has a tracheostomy and requires ventilator support. RP is unable to speak and uses a wheelchair for mobility. In the past year he has been hospitalized four times and depends upon his parents and home care nurses for all of his needs and care.
RP lives with his parents and three siblings (ages 10, 8, and 5) in Philadelphia.
RP (age 10): He likes anything that lights up or vibrates or has texture
CP (sister age 10): A trumpet and a remote control helicopter
NP (brother age 8): A remote control monster truck and a toy truck he can drive
SP (sister age 5): Dolls and remote control toys
AO has HIE s/p cardiac arrest, vision impairment, dysautonomia, dysphagia, hypertension, and chronic respiratory failure. AO needs a tracheostomy, ventilator, and gastrostomy tube for compensation of vital body functioning.
AO’s siblings arrived from PR this year and the family has been reunited after a constant battle with custody. Through custody battles, and the need to move for family’s needs and recent cancer diagnosis of AO’s Father, the family is still pushing forward. This can be a family fun day for AO and family.
Ages of Children: 3, 6, 2, 10
Anything Frozen, Light Up Toys, Gift Cards, Barbie, Shopkins
JM is a 14-years-old boy who loves movies. JM’s current technologies include a tracheostomy, ventilator, gastrostomy tube, and a wheel chair. JM has siblings; however they are not currently living together. This has put a stain on family events and although Ms. P has made attempts to bring the family together this has not been successful. A fun family event will allow for JM and Ms. P to meet other families and enjoy time together.
Movie tickets or zoo passes for at least four people
The P Family has two children with special healthcare needs. Boy age 8 and girl age 12. They like playing karaoke and electric scooter riding. Ms. P is a single parent and has been having a difficult time this year getting JP (boy) the services he needs. JP currently needs to use a tracheostomy, ventilator, and gastrostomy tube on a daily basis. Both children are so excited to attend the Christmas in July event at Franklin Square.
Boy (age 8): Scooter (electric) or any karaoke games
Girl (age 12): Tckets to aquarium (Camden or Baltimore), or passes to amusement park like Dorney park for at least four people
APB (girl age 17 months) has feeding issues which have required gastrostomy tube placement. APB has an older sister age 7. Mother and two children were living in a shelter last year but have recently gotten housing. APB is in need of an umbrella stroller or wagon for Mom to take her on walks. APB’s sister likes to jump rope, scooters, skates, electronic toys.
Umbrella Stroller or Wagon, Jump Rope, Scooters, Skates, Electronic Toys
KG (age 10, sibling) and KM age 5. Mother died suddenly three years ago leaving the children to be cared for by their maternal grandmother who has very limited resources. KG has learning and emotional challenges. Attending Christmas in July will be such a positive boost for this family.
KG likes cars, wrestling figures, games, puzzles, and would like roller skates size 9.5 kids.
KM would like roller skates as well, size 5. He likes Xbox games, board games, a gift card for clothing would be appreciated.
ES age 9 and ZS age 10 are being cared for by their paternal grandmother. Both parents have mental health and substance abuse issues. Grandmother has limited resources, the children have emotional and behavioral challenges. They look forward to attending Christmas in July.
DB, is 18 years old and is wheelchair dependent, with profound intellectual disabilities. Her Mom says she likes any toys that make noise and light up. DB is so excited to attend the Christmas in July event with her Mom.
S (age 13) was left homeless following a house fire that also displaced her mother (Mrs. P), step-father, two brothers (ages 8 and 4), one sister (age 8 months), aunt, three foster children that the aunt is caring for (ages 3, 4 and 5), one cousin (17 years old) and her one-month old baby. Fortunately, no family members were injured in the fire.
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