Testimonials from Parents
Dear Cherished Creations,
Thanks to you–we have our new furnace! Thank you for all of your help. It has been very cold in our home. I know with an old home you need to replace things, but this furnace issue came at a horrible time. Since we arrive in PA from Florida, we really have no church or community family. When we got into trouble, I was so scared. My husband tries very hard to provide for our family, and this was such a strain on him too. You have taken such a burden off our shoulders. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. From our warm home.
- The M Family
Testimonials from Professionals
I saw Barry in the clinic on Monday and he was PROUDLY carrying his computer. He waved me over to show it to me...he is VERY excited about it and is very thankful...... You have no idea how happy I am that he received this wonderful gift...considering he was so sick just 5 weeks ago. When he selected the exact model, he had just been released from ICU. And now he is outpatient and doing much better.... Thanks again for your speedy help with this wish.
- Angie Lenschau, Social Worker
St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, Nashville, TN
Cherished Creations has been a gift to our young adults that fall outside of the age limit of other wish organizations. It has filled a gap in the wish department, being able to grant wishes for people older than 18. Our teens and young adults that have received wishes are thrilled and appreciative of Cherished Creations. Many thanks for the smiles you help create.
- Chelsy V. Gilroy, LMSW
Maine Children's Cancer Program
All of us have used your agency numerous times. We are very grateful for all of your assistance and prompt response to our calls.
Some of the ways we have utilized your funds are: assistance with utility bills, furniture, appliances, medical bills, and prescriptions. We can always count on Cherished Creation to help our children fulfill their dreams wishes and special requests.
- Case Management Unit
Special Child Health Services, Union County, NJ
Cherished Creations has helped us in so many ways. From small needs like a cell phone to expensive adaptive equipment. Without a resource like Cherished Creations many of our children would not be able to be discharged home to their families. We often seek help with adaptations to homes and equipment but the joy Cherished Creations bring to a child's face when they drop off a computer or piles of video games to a child who has been hospitalized for months is truly priceless.
- Betsy Johnson, RNC,MA,MS
Children's Specialized Hospital
The situation that comes to my mind is the little boy with two blind parents. I called you on a Thursday, having been turned down by a Wish Organization as the child was too young (2 1/2). The wish was to go to Sesame Place to meet his character friends. The wish was set up in a day and the family took him on Saturday. He died several days after that. They were so appreciative of the opportunity to spend a happy day with their child. I was so relieved to have been able to help them when time was so limited. It is your incredible ability to size up a situation and do what needs to be done quickly that never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for being there for us and for our families.
- Judy Solomon, LCSW, MPH
Tomorrows Children's Institute, Hackensack University Medical Center
If I had to describe the people who work at Cherished Creations I would say that they are genuine, truly caring, interested, flexible, prompt, and easy to work with. Cherished Creations has helped with what we all want to do as helping professionals, provide some reassurance and comfort. While we can’t “fix” everything or assure they it will all be OK, there are so many things that can be done to help these children and families have fun, relieve some worry, and make their everyday lives just a little bit better than they were before.
- Rebecca J. Baglio, MSW, LCSW
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Social Worker
Valerie Fund Children's Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
For many years, I have seen the quick and concerned response of Cherished Creations to a wide variety of requests on behalf of our children and families. Whether providing recommended therapy and communication equipment, meeting home care needs with bath and feeding equipment, providing funding for medications and outstanding medical bills, or arranging a much needed vacation, Cherished Creations continues to ease the burden and make a difference in so many lives.
- Marie Wolff, LSW
Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ