Listen to Deacon Frank's Homily given at Queenship of Mary Parish in Northampton, PA. He talks about Amber, her journey and the formation of the foundation!

Helping Chronically Ill Children
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization


Supporting Critically Ill Children

Critically ill chldren with life-threatening diseases spend a large portion of their time in hospitals away from the familiarity of home. Their families go though hardships that few are able to understand. Our foundation was formed after caring for our daughter for 22 years and her final wish was to help other little children.

Packages of Love

YOur packages of love are meant to bring joy and happiness to children facing long hospital stays. Some are there for months at a time facing unending treatments that are often painful and frightening. We want to provide them with a gift that brings a smile to their face and comfort items that will help them through the tough times.

Grief Support

Community Awareness

When our daughter Amber passed away after a 22 year battle our family was devastated. My wife and I and our children structured our lives around Amber and when she died it was a gaping hole that could not easily be filled. Nearly 90% of parents who lose a critically ill child will end up in divorce. Our Grief Share program is a 13 week long seminar program that focuses on turning mourning into joy.
Many of these special families will navigate this difficult journey with little support from the community. We had little help over 22 years but had a strong faith in each other and the love of our child. Many families do not have the resources or ability to find the help they need. Many will not ask for help as they do not want to be looked upon as looking for a hand-out.


Our foundation is fully funded by donations and our good work to help critically ill children and their families is dependent on the generosity of others. We wish to thank those who have given to our foundation and ask that you consider becoming a regular contributor and a partner in spreading Amber's wish to help critically ill children! God bless you.
  • Greg & Cathy Kennedy
  • Samuel Laposato
  • Deacon & Mrs Frank Elchert
  • M. Sheileen Godwin
  • Mary McDermott
  • Mary Lou Lohman
  • Eric Kennedy
  • Mary Beth Miller
  • Andrea Gillespie
  • Deborah Yandle
  • Kathy Snyder
  • Mr & Mrs Samuel Ingeno
  • Mr & Mrs Edward Schwab III
  • Nancy Mitrione
  • The Hahn Family
  • TIFF Advisory Services INC
  • New Wave Technologies
  • Joanne Boyd
  • James and Bec Moden
  • Stephanie Patsourakas
  • Mari Gokhale
  • Deacon & Mrs Fred Wall
  • Susan Fishbough
  • Karin Curcio
  • Jim DiGrutilla
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