2018 event date and details TBD

Thank you to the many community supporters who joined us on March 8, 2017 for the Ninth Annual Kelsi Young Gift of Care Luncheon.

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.