DList Magazine Summer "Nightlife" Issue 2015 - Page 60

IMAGINE... Just for a moment that your child or grandchild has an illness with an uncertain outcome. In this unthinkable situation would you rather visit in a hospital, or would you prefer to stay with your child and your support network in a comfortable and comforting home- away-from-home that provides world-class medical support? 53,000 + children die each year from a life-limiting illness. An additional This is the number of Palliative Care Homes for Children in the U.S. 500,000 + children are struggling with life-limiting illnesses that typically lead to premature death. George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro, CA and Ryan’s House in Phoenix, AZ The U.K. has 49 H PE 1.3 MILLION children in the U.S. could benefit from hospice or palliative care services. And that's the fundamental Purpose behind Ladybug House — to provide support to families during the unimaginable outside the hospital setting. LBH will meet families’ needs — as they define them — for as long as they need us. We will celebrate every day, every moment and every life. ladybughouse.org