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EVERY BREATH IS A GIFT.
EVERY BREATH IS A BLESSING.

 

WHAT WE DO

Child Life Society is the premier organization that assists Cystic Fibrosis Patients and their families.
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LifeShine Respite Homes: Key West

Child Life Society’s flagship project, LifeShine Respite Homes are a lifeline for CF patients. They provide remarkable relief to the most difficult symptoms that challenge daily living and quality of life. 
Ten days of immersion in the natural tropical atmosphere found uniquely in Key West brings months of relief after the patient returns home.

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Medical Equipment Assistance

CLS assists families purchase the costly medical equipment needed for CF patients when insurance doesn't cover the expense or imposes large co-pays.

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Home and Family Assistance

CF affects the entire family. That is why CLS offers counseling help, financial assistance, and even cleaning help to give families a respite from the challenge.

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Specialized Nutritional Supplements

CF Patients often need a large regimen of vitamins and supplements to boost their immune system and nourishment. CLS helps families cover their costs.

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ABOUT CF

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most prevalent chronic genetic disease. CF primarily affects the lungs and digestive system and makes a child more vulnerable to repeated lung infections. It causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and can lead to life-threatening lung infections. These secretions also obstruct the pancreas, preventing digestive enzymes from reaching the intestines to help break down and absorb food.

The lungs and pancreas are most affected, causing various breathing and digestive problems, and allows bacteria to remain and cause infection. Thick mucus can also be found in the pancreas - an organ that produces enzymes that support the body's digestion process. CF patients have trouble digesting food and absorbing its vitamins and nutrients.

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1999

Year Established

100

Patients and Family Members

2

Breath of Life

Homes in Key West

$650k

Annual Budget for Each Home

 

INSIDE LIFESHINE RESPITE HOMES

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MEDICAL ADVISORS

Dr. Allen J. Dozor

Prof. of Pediatrics Pulmonology
Ass Physician-in-chief
Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
Westchester Medical Center

Dr. Arthur B. Atlas

Director, Respiratory Center for
Children of Atlantic Health System
Morristown Memorial Hospital

Dr. Maria Berdelles
Dr. Patricia A. Walker

Co-Dir., CF Center
Beth Israel Medical Center

Dr. Robert Giusti

Clinical Associate Professor,
Pediatric Pulmonologist
Cystic Fibrosis Center Director
NYU Langone Medical Center

Dr. Meyer Kattan

Prof. of Clinical Pediatrics
Dir of Pediatric Pulmonology Div.
Interm Dir, CF Center
Children's Hospital of NY Presbyterian

Dr. Hossein Sadeghi

Ass. Professor of Pediatrics at
Columbia University
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center
Children's Hospital of NY Presbyterian

 

CONTACT

Inquiries

For any inquiries, questions or commets, please call: 718-853-7123 or fill out the following form

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Administrative Office

1347 43rd Street

Brooklyn, NY 11219

info@ChildLifeSociety.org

Tel: 718-853-7123

Fax: 718-853-7523

Apply for Assistance

To apply for a assistance from Child Life Society, please send a email with your detailed contact information to: info@ChildLifeSociety.org.

All information is kept strictly confidential.

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