March 5, 2020 

Congregation Ahavath Chesed, 8727 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217 

Caring for a child with a complex health condition often means days filled with physical demands, emotional stress, financial burdens, therapy appointments, balancing the needs of other children and family members, and often continuously supervising the child.

The Kelsi Leah Young Respite Care Fund provides the gift of rest to parents or guardians of children in the Community PedsCare® program. Contributions to the Fund directly impact families’ quality of life by providing:

  • a pediatric nurse who is trained to handle the child’s specific needs;
  • respite for primary caregivers to take care of themselves and their families;
  • and peace of mind knowing that their child is receiving attentive, quality care.

Families who have received respite care because of the Kelsi Leah Young Respite Care Fund have been able to attend school meetings, siblings’ activities, funerals of family members and doctors’ appointments, among other things. Your support ensures even more families have access to this invaluable care.

At this year’s event, $34,038 was raised for the Kelsi Young Respite Care Fund, bringing our 12-year total to more than $430,000.

Learn more about how the Kelsi Young Gift of Care directly impacts a families' quality of life and what you can do to contribute. 

Visit our Facebook page to view pictures from the 12th Annual Kelsi Young Gift of Care Celebration.