Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation makes a real difference in the lives of children facing pediatric cancer and other life challenges. We focus our giving on programs that demonstrate results in therapeutic, medical and educational opportunities for children. From confidence-building programs that pair children with horses, to supporting literacy and reading through donations that have established a library at the cancer support center Stewart’s Caring Place, to funding pediatric cancer research, to providing scholarships to students, Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation enhances the quality of life for these children and their families.
Through our focus of enhancing children’s quality of life, we’ve identified Augment Therapy as an indispensable program for hospitalized children.
When a child is sick, being active is often the last thing they want to do. Yet, physical therapy is often necessary, and being active can be beneficial to both the body and mind when ill.
That is why the Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation is committing $147,000 in funding to University Hospital’s Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital to bring Augment Therapy to in-patient pediatric patients. Kids love this engaging and exciting technology, as it gamifies physical therapy activities, virtually immersing the child in their own world of play.
Our commitment to helping kids complete their physical therapy and stay active during hospital stays is revolutionary in the hospital community. Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland is the first hospital to bring this technology to an in-patient pediatric setting.
See our News page for more about this partnership.
For more information on the programs Carson Higgins Memorial Foundation supports and the impact we have made, please see our Impact Reports.
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