Kids of Courage
The organization was founded by author and professor of medicine Dr. Stuart Ditchek, paramedic Howard Kafka and Arthur Adlerstein. Its mission is to enable children with serious medical conditions to travel, experience adventure and provide them with a social environment in which they can meet other children with similar medical backgrounds. Diagnoses include Familial Dysautonomia, Muscular Dystrophy and Childhood Cancer.
A unique traveling Summer Camp for critically ill children, who are given a chance to disconnect from their daily struggles and experience freedom and adventure like every child. Under strict medical supervision they visit parks and attractions, bond with new friends, meet celebrities, and experience the Dream & Wish trip of a lifetime.
- http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6975162 Kids of Courage heads to Disney World
- http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/08/brave_nj_kids_with_disabilitie.html Non-profit lets N.J. kids with disabilities fly high