Babiak Family

Jason, Alison, Mason (8), Dawson (5)-
“Coming here gives you hope. Your kids can actually play with other kids. They can do things that other kids can do.”


burgers-familyBurgers Family

Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2014, our three year-old daughter, Becca, began a 26-month chemotherapy
regimen. Due to low blood counts, she is more susceptible to illness than most children. Knowing that the Children’s Healing
Center is designed for immunocompromised kids gives us the peace of mind that we just can’t get anywhere else. The opportunity
to meet other families in similar circumstances is great, too. There’s nothing like talking to someone who “gets it!”



Kamp FamilyKamp family

Our daughter, Marisa, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of four.
During certain phases of treatment, when her immunity was low, we had to be extra-cautious about taking her to public play areas. It was especially hard during the winter months. The Children’s Healing Center is such a wonderful option for her.
And, for parents, it’s a great way to relax (away from the hospital) to share, and visit with other parents and families.



slide-03Wagner family

Our daughter, Victoria was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of nine. The Children’s Healing Center came into our lives after she was declared a survivor in 2014. Some of Victoria’s favorite experiences were painting pottery, watching ballet dancers, and planting fairy gardens. The programming was not only age-appropriate, it also allowed our family to connect with other families and support one another. For us, it continues to be a place of respite and hope.


He didn’t know what to do with other kids in the room or that it was okay to play with kids.
Jake, Pineoblastoma

Siblings probably suffer harder than any of us; they are the silent heros.
Gage, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

I know he would have found so much joy during treatment if there had been a ‘safe’ place for him to interact with kids and his siblings.
Braeden, Neuroblastoma

I am looking forward to referring my patients and their families to the center for some much needed fun activity.
Dr. Beth Kurt, MD Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

An opportunity to be a part of the real world they are isolated from.