Chandler, AZ – December 7, 2011 – As we give thanks for good health this holiday season, the MediServe family acknowledges not everyone will be at home for the holidays, instead will be spending time in the hospital.
We’re hoping to make this season a little brighter for Arizona children and their families staying at Ryan House in Phoenix who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Ryan House provides essential care in a comfortable, homelike setting where children can be themselves, while still receiving care from experienced nurses. At the same time, parents get a break from the continuous strain of round-the-clock care.
Several fun family events and activities take place throughout the year that also serves as a legacy building tool for these families. This year, they will host a party to make a community gingerbread house along with ornaments imprinted with the child’s handprint. The ornament is meant to serve as a keepsake for the family to remember their child when their life sadly comes to an end.
Our employees, along with a number of other local businesses, collected items for the gingerbread house and ornaments, which will be assembled later this month.
The mission of Ryan House is to provide essential care in a home-like setting where children with life-threatening conditions and their families can come for respite and, as needed, end-of life care. All services at Ryan House are guided by the principles of palliative care. This philosophy of comfort care addresses not only physical pain but also the emotional, spiritual and social needs of the child and family. Ryan House is an Arizona 501(c) (3) non-profit that was established in 2004. Ryan House opened in spring 2010. For more information about Ryan House visit www.ryanhouse.org.