As a child’s mobility is limited by cancer, so is their ability to enjoy childhood the way they once knew. The simple joys of everyday activities, like playing outside, running, and riding bikes becomes challenging, even impossible. Families struggle to engage and connect, as the child they love becomes withdrawn, sad, angry, and depressed.
Animals can provide great comfort, while often engaging the child to communicate and become more interactive and responsive. Their presence can reduce anxiety, even pain, increase calmness, bring a sense of peace, and offer children something to look forward to.
“Bring comfort, relaxation, and smiles to children facing life-threatening illnesses through the magic and love of animals. Our service is based on the power of human-animal interaction and its palliative effect on relieving symptoms and promoting quality of life.”
The Seattle area sees 40-60 new pediatric brain tumor cases each year. Currently, we can only serve a few families at a time. Our goal is to grow our program to meet the demand of all referrals. Our vision is to one day own and operate a fully adaptive children’s farm in the greater Seattle area, providing a safe and inviting environment to fulfill our mission.