Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Bravekids.Org

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Bravekids.Org

Article excerpt

Bravekids.org is one of the three programs offered by the non-profit organization Brave Kids, founded by Kristen Fitzgerald, who suffered the loss of two children to catastrophic illness. Through bravekids.org she is successfully helping others to prevent similar situations.

The website provides children who have chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities with knowledge and information that can aid them in their daily experiences.

The site includes:

* Message boards that offer children and parents from around the world a place to connect with one another, lend support and share common situations;

* A Directory of Healthcare Resources which enables parents and caretakers to easily locate the nearest healthcare resources needed for ill children;

* The most recent and accurate medical information for children and family members presented in an interactive format geared towards providing the information in a fun and relateable fashion; and

* Interactive games and contests for children with special needs that offer winners wonderful prizes and the opportunity to be featured on the website and in the Brave Kids newsletter. …

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