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Brighten the lives of seriously ill teens and their families

idea by nabenavente

Website

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http://www.starlight.org/

The Idea

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Having a medical condition is pretty tough on a sick teen’s social life. Our goal - to provide community, support and entertainment to teens who struggle daily with chronic illness. Our project is to host an event that would coordinate sending messages of encouragement and support to sick teens.

The Specifics

“Starlight Children’s Foundation- Starbright World - Letterpalooza!”
Our project is to encourage outreach and engagement with the goal of creating meaningful connections while spreading joy and laughter to teens dealing with chronic illness. We will host a month long event called “Letterpalooza!” asking teens to send a message of love and encouragement to another teen dealing with a chronic illness that they do not know. The community moderators would maintain organization of the project, track the progress of these letters, and follow up with each participant’s experience. This grant would amplify our efforts by underwriting the costs of hosting an event that would be staffed by our online community moderators.

Discussion
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Being a Child Life Specialist and seeing first hand what a difference Starlight Foundation and their Starbright World have made for our pediatric patients, I hope everyone takes a moment to vote for this amazing organization! What they do is truly a gift to so many!!!!

by ChildLifeConnection
almost 3 years ago | Reply

yayayayayay SBW!!!

by Stitch
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I have been a member of SBW for 3 years and this place has seen me thru good times and bad. I'd be having the worst day ever, and logging in and talking to other sick people who 'get it" and talking to the chat hosts always made me smile. please vote!

by LadyMerlot
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I'm a member of this wonderful community. It's blessed my life and I smile every time I'm on this site! I struggle with Chron's disease everyday and this site helps me through the way. I've made so many wonderful friends and I don;t know where I'd be with out this site! PLEASE VOTE!

by Zoe:)
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I totally agree. I love this place! :))

by Pak
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I've been a member of Livewire (which is now joined with SBW) for 2 years and the chat room always helps us peeps through the bad times :)

by Fauxxii
almost 3 years ago | Reply

I am a member of Starbright World! I am 18 and have Crohn's disease- and let me just tell you, this is absolutely amazing. It is a support for me when I am down and out, and I have made soo many AMAZING friends through this community. I wouldn't trade it for the world, and I am definitely gonna cry when I age out! The hosts are awesome, and it is a place where tears are accepted, and laughs abound. I recommend this for any chronically ill kid or teen. Please vote for it!

by arianna_banana93
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Right on Arianna!

by M-slice
almost 3 years ago | Reply

agreed!!! :D

by MissRoR
almost 3 years ago | Reply

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by deleted
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Totally agree Anthony!!! woot!

by MissRoR
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Starbright World Rocks!!! This community makes me LOL and smile every day!

by Rasa
almost 3 years ago | Reply

lol Rasa, you are awesome! :)

by M-slice
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Rasa you and your stinky dogs totally make me LOL. woot!

by MissRoR
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Starbrightworld is an awesome place for teens like me who have to deal with chronic illnesses. I know that no matter what is going on in my life, I can also log on here and have someone to talk to. There are NO WORDS to describe how awesome that is for me! Thanks SBW and omg everyone, totally vote for this! :D

by MissRoR
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Awesomeee :) I voted :)

by lizzyqwerty
almost 3 years ago | Reply

See you in SBW Lizzy! :P

by M-slice
almost 3 years ago | Reply

Starbright World is an awesome place!! it has kept me laughing when stuff got really bad with my health. I love this place!
Please vote!!

by M-slice
almost 3 years ago | Reply

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$5,000
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Submission Began
Thursday, November 17

Submission Ended
Thursday, December 01
at 12:00 PM PST

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Voting Began
Thursday, December 01

Voting Ended
Friday, December 09
at 12:00 PM PST

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Serving the Homeless with Dignity
Serving the Homeless with Dignity

Winner Announced
Friday, December 09

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