Year-End Giving

Make a gift to help us continue to deliver the highest quality care possible that our children both need and deserve!

During this holiday season, we at the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation are reflecting on all we have to be grateful for. So much has been accomplished this year on behalf of the incredible children we serve.

Your generosity helped bring children closer to home at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center.

Last year, we brought you the story of Lamaya, a 10-year-old child who depends on a life-saving ventilator. We first met Lamaya and her family in 2012. At that time, all of the 137 beds at the Pediatric Center were filled and we could not admit her. As a result, Lamaya was being cared for in New Jersey – far from her family’s home in the Bronx.

With the completion of our 32-bed expansion for technology-dependent children in June, Lamaya is now “home” at the Pediatric Center along with 31 other children. Lamaya’s mom, Sylvia, said, “I’m happy and blessed she’s here. I can’t ask for anything else. It’s the best gift I’ve ever had.”

Your generosity helped us transform lives at the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center.

At the Coleman School, we offered students “Superhero Training,” a pilot program created just this year that helps children on their “epic quest” of reaching and surpassing their physical therapy goals. Rosie, a physical therapist at the Coleman School, developed this one-of-a-kind program after a student shared that he didn’t want to take part in an activity because he couldn’t walk the same way as his peers. “I told him that Spiderman and Batman don’t fly the same way, but that has never stopped either of them from flying!” Rosie said. Seven children graduated as “superheroes” in June 2017 and 15 children will graduate in June 2018.

At the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, we are offering children living with dysphagia – a condition that makes it difficult to swallow – a state-of-the-art, non-invasive electrical stimulation therapy that trains nerves for swallowing. Currently, 10 patients with various diagnoses who range in age from six months to 12 years are a part of this innovative, therapy program including Luis who requires a gastrostomy tube for nutritional intake. As a result of electrical stimulation therapy, Luis now enjoys eating meals at home with his family. According to his mother, Caridad, Luis is back within the normal range on the growth curve. “The doctor is hopeful that the gastrostomy tube can be removed in a matter of months,” she said. “This is life-changing for my son!”

Take a moment to reflect on these snapshots of success and think about all you can make happen for our children.

Help give our children even more opportunities to grow, learn, love and reach their greatest potential.

Small or large, your donation will make a difference!

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Please note if you are participating in our reoccurring gift program, payments will be transferred automatically and will appear each month on your checking account or credit card statement. At any time, you may increase, decrease or cancel your monthly donation by calling (914) 294-6193 or e-mailing Jaime Ronco at JRonco@setonpediatric.org. Thank you!

The St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation (Tax ID 80-0879753), the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center (Tax ID 13-3398657), the John A. Coleman School (Tax ID 20-1946996) and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center (Tax ID 27-1837787) are all not-for-profit corporations. Your gift is deductible to the fullest extent permissible by law.