Kids of Courage

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This article is about the nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults who have serious medical diagnoses. For other uses, see Kids of Courage (disambiguation).

Kids of Courage is a non-profit charity based in the United States. The organization specializes in medically supervised trips for children and young adults with serious medical diagnoses.[1]

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.[2] Diagnoses include Familial Dysautonomia, Muscular Dystrophy and Childhood Cancer.

Summer Trip

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.


  1. ^ Kids of Courage heads to Disney World
  2. ^ Non-profit lets N.J. kids with disabilities fly high

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