Exploring New Directions in the Power of Healing
When Michael Grillo was suffering from cancer he wandered the dispiriting hospital corridors and found himself in the pediatrics ward. The children he met there, themselves suffering painfully, reached out to him offering encouragement. He was so touched by these children that he made a single promise: he asked God to let him live and he would come back to that pediatrics ward every holiday season and bring gifts to the special children there, his hope to bring joy where joy is often hard to come by.Michael Grillo lived and he has more than fulfilled his promise. He founded Kids Against Cancer, Inc., a growing not-for-profit organization that since 1983 has held an annual holiday toy drive for children afflicted with cancer. The organization will now embark on its greatest endeavor, to construct a state of the art health and recreational facility where children with cancer can receive their treatment in a unique environment that is uplifting, beautiful, and specifically tailored to a child's needs.
Studies show that healing and recovery are enhanced by music, by art, by beauty. The purpose of this facility is to incorporate state of the art equipment and treatment into a day of healing in which treatment is but one part of a day, the rest of it is all fun. On the following pages you will read about the plans we have for this facility, the research behind it, and how we will make all of the details unfold.
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