The Michael Magro Foundation has teamed up with The Spencer Foundation for “Operation: Playcation!” – an ongoing campaign to put a PlayStation Four (PS4) Gaming System in each patient’s bedside in the South Pediatric Unit of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The consoles will be loaded with games that will give kids from the age of five through the late teens a welcome break from their treatments.
SOAR demystifies cancer for everyone, which is why the project is so vital to the success of pediatric patients with cancer and blood diseases. It is important to allow these children, who are already at a disadvantage because of their illness, to be able to feel as normal as possible.
The Foundation prides itself on helping families by funding vital CCFK psychosocial programs. We relieve non-medical burdens and mitigate financial hardship among the Center’s patient population by providing essentials like petty cash for lunches and dinners, supermarket gift cards, pharmacy co-payments, and funds for transportation to and from chemotherapy.
Bonding With Baby
Michael Magro Foundation is developing a program for siblings of babies in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), to communicate with them in a safe, sterile environment. Through computers, we can create a “FaceTime”-like setup, enabling siblings to talk, sing and bond with their new brother or sister.
The Hicksville High School Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from Hicksville High School who is going on to college, played Lacrosse and is involved in the Fine Arts Department. Additionally, this student will have shown great improvement academically over the years, posses’ personal traits that show kindness and compassion for others.”