When Valerie Goldstein lost her battle to cancer at the age of 9, her parents Ed and Sue vowed to help families in similar situations gain easier access to more customized care.

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The Valerie Fund supports comprehensive health care services focusing on psychosocial programs for children with cancer and blood disorders close to home.

About What We Do
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Your participation, time or financial gift ensures that children get everything they need to receive the most effective treatment.

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Our unique blend of medical care and emotional counseling gives patients and their families the supportive environment they need during treatment and beyond.

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Supporting children with cancer and blood disorders since 1976


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The Healthcare Heroes of The Valerie Fund: Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine

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The Valerie Fund Children's Centers are home to many healthcare heroes who support our kids during some of the most difficult times of their lives. These caregivers are experts in a variety of practices. We will be showcasing each service provided in our Children's Centers and hearing from the healthcare providers in their own words what they do for our kids and families. In this installment, we are going to learn about our Palliative Care & Integrative Medicine specialists. 

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Topics: integrative medicine, palliative care, caregivers, centers, learning depots

Pediatric Palliative Care: A Synergistic Unit

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Palliative care relieves symptoms of serious illness such as pain, discomfort and stress in order to help the patient maintain an acceptable level of comfort throughout all stages of treatment. This care integrates all supportive services and expertise into a single synergistic unit focused on improving patients' quality of life. Once associated with end of life care, palliative care is now used to provide relief beginning at diagnosis all the way through to survivorship, or end of life.
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Topics: pediatric, palliative care

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Join in the fight against childhood cancer and blood disorders: donate, participate in an event, or volunteer your time. Our philosophy is that to truly heal the children whose care we are entrusted, we must treat them emotionally, socially, and developmentally, as well as medically.


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