STORIES OF MAKING LIFE BETTER FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
Providing a Chance to Play
For children with cancer, simple illnesses can be dangerous as chemotherapy suppresses their resistance to ordinary childhood viruses. So preschool, playdates and other social outings are not always an option.
At First STEP (Socialization Through Enriched Play), our kids can learn and play with each other safely. Precautions are taken, like using hand wipes throughout the day, and we understand when attendance is interrupted due to medical treatment.
Families at First STEP are connected to caring teachers like Miss Jane who help our youngest patients and survivors (and their siblings) get back a part of their childhood they otherwise would have lost due to cancer. Mornings filled with free play, circle time, and arts and crafts are the memories we want our kids to have, versus visiting the hospital and being isolated at home.
Suffice it to say, our ASK kids and their siblings are in extremely capable hands when Miss Jane is helping them. We are grateful that she's chosen to share her valuable experience with our ASK community!
Click here to learn more about First STEP.