Scholarship IBD Patients to Camp!!

300 people giving $30 = 30 kids to Camp!

For the Spring of 2014, our goal to scholarship kids to Camp Oasis, a camp established for kids suffering from Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, and other events aimed at pediatric IBD patients.

All of the funding raised here will go to help influence more messages of hope and inspiration to the families and patients of chronic diseases.

Camp Oasis is a life changing event for many pediatric IBD patients.  Camp Oasis provides the opportunity to:

  • Meet other patients who share their diagnosis
  • Try new and exciting sporting events and activities
  • Throw their cares to the side and BE A REGULAR KID
  • And gain confidence that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, EVEN WITH A CHRONIC DISEASE

The cost to scholarship one patient to Camp is $300.   Please share our campaign through social media so that we can touch as many children as possible.  Thank you for your support.

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Donations made to this cause are tax deductible.  Empowered By Kids Inc’s 501(c)(3) status is currently pending with the IRS.  Tax receipts will be emailed within 60 days of donation to the email address used when the donation is made.

Previous Work

Our first major contribution to making families’ journey easier was the creation and printing of 10,000 copies of the ‘Book of Hope’ for the ImproveCareNow network.  ImproveCareNow is a collaborative healthcare network designed to improve the care and health of children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and has helped participating care centers get 77% of children with IBD into remission. The Book of Hope, which was  provided to all ImproveCareNow centers to distribute to their patients,  features 23 stories of hope and inspiration written by the patients, parents and siblings of those suffering with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.  The book can be downloaded by clicking here.

Current Project

Building on the momentum created through the collaborative development of the Book of Hope, we now aim to   patient- inspired videos and fund scholarships that will allow children with ICN to attend Camp Oasis (a camp established for kids suffering from Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and other events that will enable them to learn about and contribute to improvements in their care..  All funds raised here will help influence more messages of hope and inspiration to the families and patients of chronic diseases. It will also help them create connections, build their leadership skills, and, most importantly, make things a little easier for those patients who will follow in their footsteps.  Thank you for helping us touch as many children as possible.

Who we Are

Empowered by Kids was pioneered by the families of three children who suffer from Crohn’s Disease.  We created Empowered By Kids with the sole purpose of offering messages of hope and inspiration to the children and families of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.  It is easier to hold your head high knowing that someone else has walked in your shoes.  Simply knowing that you are not alone provides strength and courage to face each day.  Our goal is to reach as many families and patients as possible and let them know they are not alone.  You can overcome your disease, there are positive outcomes and nothing can limit your potential!

Disclaimers

Empowered By Kids, Inc. is a registered non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). All contributions made to Empowered By Kids are tax deductible for those living in the United States.