"It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life...we can never help another without helping ourselves." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A 3 year old boy with cancer, an infant girl with no parents to hold her, a 13 year old with liver failure, a young boy after losing his leg in an accident - each one of these went through a terrifying, horrible time in their lives... but not alone!
1,000 children in the last 16 months have had companionship, compassion and joy during their ordeal. The Isaac's Friends program provides caring, compassionate Child Advocates who volunteer to spend one-on-one time with sick and injured children in the hospital on a daily basis. The time spent in therapeutic play helps take away some of the fear, pain and anxiety these children experience and gives them the joy and love they need to make it through.
From a parent: "(He) is doing great. So far everything is fine with his leg, other than being a little sore, that is. He stayed groggy pretty much the whole day on Tuesday but yesterday... he was up and moving around with his walker. We were thrilled that you came by. People just don't understand what it means... unless you have been through it you have no idea what it is like. Again, we all thank you so very much for coming by and I wanted to thank Isaac's Friends for what you do for other children. God bless you always."
You play an important part of this healing process! Each child benefits from your support. Now is your opportunity to become a monthly donor and be a source of strength for those enduring incredibly difficult circumstances. As a monthly donor, your $26 provides one hour of therapeutic play for a child in the hospital and brings comfort and compassion to their family. DONATE HERE
On behalf of 1,000 happier children, thank you to all of our Child Advocates, donors, supporters and volunteers for making Isaac's Friends possible!
Welcome to the official site for Isaac's Friends!
Children throughout the country are often faced with long term illness or injury that require them to spend countless days in the hospital. These children and their families are impacted in ways that are often difficult to understand unless you have been through a similar situation yourself.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about and support Isaac's Friends as we go into children's hospitals to spend time playing games with sick and injured children. By doing so we bring a sense of normalcy back into their lives and provide much needed support for their families. Our Child Advocates are currently helping about 70 children a month. They volunteer their time to work one-on-one with children at Greenville Memorial Children's Hospital, Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital in Columbia, SC and serve at special events and fund raisers for Shriners Hospital for Children and both Ronald McDonald Houses in Greenville and Columbia, SC. We would like to expand to additional children's hospitals (if you are involved with one in some way, please send us an email for more information: email@example.com).
We need your help to continue reaching out to the children and families we serve. Please take this opportunity to make a donation by visiting our DONATION page.
Bears to get Better - visit to learn about how you can send one of these adorable, lovable teddy bears to a sick child you know in the hospital.
Isaac's Friends is expanding our program to a new location - Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, SC! We are honored to have the opportunity to serve there. We are currently accepting applications for local Child Advocate volunteers that want to make a positive difference in the community by helping sick and injured children in the hospital and sharing compassion and support with their families. Please visit our VOLUNTEER page if you are interested in becoming a Child Advocate.
Isaac's Friends is able to alleviate the pain and fear of sick and injured children in the hospital on a daily basis thanks to the support of generous individual donors. All levels of support are welcome and important, whether it be a one-time gift or a monthly donation.