We were connected with this family from a case worker at the University of Iowa Hospital. Kaden Ford suffers from Sickle Cell. Kaden spends a lot of time in and out of the hospital and missing school. The family lived too far away and too many other restrictions that would make a trip to our respite house possible.
We felt led to bring some joy this family and no connection is taken for granted.
We sent the family for a long weekend to Adventureland in Iowa. We provided transportation as they have no car, hotel stay, admission to the park and spending money.
Kaden was also in much need of clothes, so we happily did a little shopping and sent him some goodies.