Sparkles of Joy Program
This program was created because our first wish child, Siberious, wanted to visit Dave and Busters, but sadly because of immune concerns during his treatments (crowds and germs) he was unable too. A Special Wish Cleveland Chapter contacted Dave and Busters who graciously opened early and allowed this wish child to enjoy being a kid! This one request ignited a ground-breaking program focused on creating experiences across Northeast Ohio for wish children who are immune-compromised. Today, we have over 130 community partners. These experiences include a comprehensive schedule of inpatient and outpatient offerings for our wish families to enjoy. Date Night for parents, toy/food drops to the hospitals, VIP access to Dave & Busters, character visits, private Lego Store VIP play dates, Cleveland sports tickets, Cedar Point & Kalahari passes, just to name a few. These “Sparkles of Joy” are put in place until the child is healthy enough to travel with his/her family for their “Big Wish” This program inevitably creates a support mechanism and positive memories for the entire family unit these families most desperately need!