Each year hundreds of families in the Dallas/Fort Worth area receive the devastating news that their child has cancer.
The diagnosis is often accompanied by an immediate and unexpected admission to a pediatric hospital for treatment, leaving families unprepared and without the items needed for a lengthy hospital stay. Whether from home or straight from the pediatrician’s office, the wait for this frightening diagnosis is heavy.
A WOKC Buddy Bag is given to each child admitted for cancer treatment at Children’s Health and Medical City Children’s Hospital. The Buddy Bags are designed to ease the transition from home/pediatrician’s office to hospital for both the child and parents and are filled with over 30 items including basic toiletries and comfort items. All items in the Buddy Bag are the result of a thoughtful collaboration by parents of kids with cancer who know better than anyone which items might be needed at that time of crisis.