A long hospital stay for a child can mean long commutes for a family.
Think about a time you have been stuck in Seattle traffic. Now imagine you are trying to get to the hospital, where your child is waiting for you.
She's bored. Lonely. Depressed. Scared, even.
When they should be enjoying time with their children, too many families are busy calculating: How much is gas or bus fare? How long will it take me to get back?
What will I miss if I take too long?
For some families, a daily commute is impossible.
They stay at hotels or friends' houses. Others park RVs in the Seattle Children's parking lot. Many sleep in stiff chairs next to their child's bed or on bedrolls on the hospital floor.
Families caring for children with life-limiting illnesses are families displaced.
They deserve more. They deserve a place that can offer comforts of home as well as excellent professional care for their children. They deserve a place where they can focus all their energy on being parents.
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