Kaitlyn's Care Boxes

$2,190 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 38 months
Hi, my name is Kaitlyn and I am 10 years old. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on July 6th, 2015 when I was 8 years old. I went to my Dr. because I did not feel good and she sent me to the Goryeb Children's Hospital in Morristown, NJ. After testing in the Emergency Room, I was admitted into the ICU for Ketoacidosis. I was released from ICU after my third day in the hospital and went to a regular room. The whole staff was very nice. A social worker came in to help get my spirits up. She brought in a gift bag that was made up by a former patient. The bag included little toys, crafts, etc. I thought this was a very nice thing to do. The gift really cheered me up. She also brought in a bunch of Medical ID bracelets that were made up by a former patient and her Girl Scout troop. This is where I came up with the idea for Kaitlyn's Care Boxes. My grandma went to a shoe store and asked for their extra boxes. She then wrapped them with gift paper. I filled the boxes with items that we purchased from different stores. I made boxes for girls and boys. We brought them to the hospital when I had my first meeting with my RN and social worker. The nurses gave the boxes to the new patients. We would like to continue to make up and donate these boxes. These boxes will be given to all children that are staying in a hospital. My hope is to start with the Goryeb Hospital and other Children’s Hospitals in NJ and eventually further. I am asking for your help to bring some joy to the children staying in the hospital. Please feel free to request a certain hospital that you would like to see Kaitlyn’s Care Boxes in. Thank you! 
If you would like to donate items to be put in the boxes, you can send my mom and email :)
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A BIG Thank you to everyone who has donated! We have started on our November boxes. And we started to pick up some things to give to the children for Christmas! We are still in need of wrapped shoe boxes if anyone has some to donate!
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Thank you so much everyone for donating.We started buying some Christmas presents like bears,stickers and more fun stuff for the children in the hospital.This week I will go shopping again.
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Thank you to everyone who has donated! Kaitlyn is getting ready for another trip to the Goryeb hospital to drop off boxes next week!
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A HUGE Thank you to Sam Midas Totowa for the donations you are collecting for Kaitlyn's Care Boxes! We can not Thank you enough! Please check out Sam Midas Totowa on Facebook and like the page!!!!
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$2,190 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 38 months
Created August 15, 2015
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$40
Marisa Hayes
23 months ago
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Keep up the good work!

CL
$50
Carly List
23 months ago
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Way to go Kaitlyn! Such a great thing to do to help others!

TK
$50
Tara Keller
36 months ago
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Hey Kaitlyn this is Tara you are such an a amazing kid to do this and you are a big inspiration to other kids. I hope you get what you need to reach your goal. I love being your friend.

BL
$30
Brooke Lengen
36 months ago
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Very thoughtful of you Kaitlyn

JE
$20
Joanna Enriquez
36 months ago
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You are a wonderful and thoughtful young lady. From Pediatric Family Health Center LLC

DG
$25
Donna Gallagher
36 months ago
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Keep up the good work!

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