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ride with emilio
San diego, orange county, imperial valley and beyond...
What began with ENF co-founder, Richard Nares, driving families to and from life-saving cancer treatments in his own car steadily grew into a movement much bigger than any one person.
Today ENF's flagship program provides free transportation for underprivileged children and their parents to and from the hospital for cancer-related appointments. Some patients travel to an annual check up to make sure their cancer didn’t return, while others use the service daily.
"loving Tab's Healing t-shirts
Creative t-shirt design is a game changer for children with cancer. We designed t-shirts with snaps on the shoulder and sleeve to facilitate access to chemotherapy for children with cancer. The breathable shirts provide a sense of normalcy so children don’t have to take off or lift a shirt to receive treatment.
KNITTING, SEWING, & CREATING FOR HOPE
Our free sewing, knitting, and crocheting classes become group therapy as families meet others in a similar situation. It’s a coping mechanism for our moms to keep busy while living at the hospital. They often sell what they make bringing in an entrepreneurial component. Our volunteers also create fun craft projects for patients and their siblings.
Families have access to a resource center at Rady equipped with computers, printers, and chargers. Anything they might need to help them through their child's cancer journey. Bilingual staff members are on hand to assist and help explain often complex hospital and insurance paperwork.
Bereavement & Family Support
There are no words to describe watching a family fight cancer and ultimately deal with the death of a son or daughter. That’s why we do everything in our power to anticipate their needs during this time of grief. After the loss of a child, we provide two stuffed hearts to grieving families before they leave the hospital. The larger adult-sized heart stays with the parents, while the smaller youth-sized heart remains with the child