It has been proven that music & games bring comfort & distraction for seriously ill children undergoing scary and painful treatments. Nurses, doctors and care givers have witnessed this welcome distraction resulting in less sedation, less anxiety and better treatment results. Rylie’s Smile Foundation gifts children battling for their lives an Apple iPod Touch. They can listen to their favorite music, play games, take videos, pictures and stay in contact with family. Our foundation feels that this is important in not only comforting children during such a scary time but we take it a step further to help families improve their child’s quality of life by advocating for more options in treatments, including the research of these options. It is important in not only comforting children to bring their smiles back but give parents more tools to help their children live. As a non profit foundation we are looking forward to making a great impact in many lives in various ways.
We champion the opportunity of every child to have as much comfort as possible and to live a healthy life. Rylie’s Smile Foundation gives children suffering from life threatening illnesses a “mental escape” while advocating fiercely for families to have more options to help their children. To read an excellent article and learn more about Rylie - Cape Gazette Article