Since 2003, Hope for Henry’s comprehensive, year-round program has served more than 35,000 kids at hospitals in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and beyond.
Doctors, nurses, child life specialists, and psychosocial team members consistently report that Hope for Henry is successfully making a positive difference in their young patients’ lives. They tell us that patients smile more, are happier, and their overall spirit and attitude toward treatment improves because of our work. Research has shown that the reduction in anxiety, fear and pain can lead to improved patient outcomes, particularly for pediatric patients who can suffer psychosocial problems long after the termination of treatment.
Every week, kids tell us just what a positive impact Hope for Henry has in their lives. After a recent birthday party, a six year-old patient exclaimed, “This was the best day ever!”