Sheets From Home is a public non-profit organization that provides new and fun bed sheets to pediatric oncology patients. Our goal is to help ease their pain and make them feel at home while undergoing treatments in the hospital.
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Thousands of children are battling cancer in our hospitals every day. On a cruel and shocking night in early 2010 my young son became one of those kids, and he spent the next 18 months fighting a courageous and difficult battle beating cancer. He is an amazing son, brother and friend, and is our inspiration for Sheets from Home.
With each round of chemo, immunotherapy, or transplant, our son would spend many, many nights confined to his hospital bed. We brought lots of love, we brought courage and hope, and we even brought in toys; these were all important weapons in our fight. We also brought sheets from home, and this did unexpected and amazing things.
On the first night of his chemo at the hospital, we ripped off the white patient hospital sheets, and replaced them with sheets from home. He always had a fun and colorful bed with his friends SpongeBob, Spiderman or Darth Vader.
We thought this was just a small gesture but over the course of treatments, a nurse, another kid or a Mom would stand outside our hospital room and marvel at how the sheets brought life to the room. We were amazed at the positive impact and the smiles. And while it did not make the pain go away, his hospital bed which was his new home, could feel more like his real home. Each kid deserves this same feeling and we will make it happen with your help.
Our mission is to bring smiles to children fighting cancer, by transforming their hospital rooms with fun and colorful bed sheets that feel more like home. The children receive these bed sheets free of charge during their in-patient hospital stays.
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