A Kid Again

777-G Dearborn Park Lane
Columbus, OH 43085
tel: (800) 543-9735
fax: (614) 797-9600
EIN: 31-1440073
http://www.akidagain.org/site/PageServer

Founded in 1995 as Adventures For Wish Kids, A Kid Again enriches the lives of children with life threatening illnesses and their families by providing healing times of respite through our fun-filled group activities and destination events, which we call adventures. Our year round adventures foster laughter, joy, normalcy and supportive networking opportunities. We strive to offer our children, siblings and parents a cost free occasion to enjoy quality time together and to create lasting memories. A Kid Again focuses on three major programs: adventure events, parent’s night out and hospital visitations.

Why we exist
To Foster hope, happiness, and healing for families raising kids with life threatening illnesses.

How we do what we do
We accomplish this mission through the dedication of our volunteer network and the generosity of our donors.

What we do
Year around fun-filled adventures that allow children with life threatening illnesses feel like A Kid Again.

We exist to foster hope, happiness and healing for families raising kids with life threatening illnesses. Families thrust into the situation of having to care for a child with a life threatening illness are unprepared and usually unequipped to deal with what follows, often feeling they have lost their hold on the situation and their own lives. A Kid Again helps to restore a sense of normalcy for their child and themselves. A Kid Again strives to make life for families caring for a child with a life threatening illness more like “life” again by helping them gain back moments of solace and a sense of control over their circumstances.

We strive to give these kids an opportunity to have fun and feel like they should – the kid they are meant to be each day. Our adventures are designed for kids to have something to look forward to, to have fun with friends and give their sisters, brothers and parents some respite as well. Siblings are often left on the sideline due to the stress and necessary attention/time demands of the ill child. They also give our families a time to connect and network with each other. They empathize and understand what one another is facing. They connect and become resources to one another as well.