As I sit to write this note, I recall 18 years ago when my wife and I were in the hospital faced with the devastation of watching over our frail daughter Angela who was lying in front of us not knowing what to do, and a strong feeling of being alone. This is why when I see the people and organizations in this newsletter that have voluntarily stepped up to help us, it is just amazing.
Monday, October 1st, 2007
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
Grace is a 3-year old girl born premature but in good health. Due to an accident when she was two weeks old, she suffered a severe hypoxic event when her lungs collapsed. The lack of oxygen caused severe trauma to her brain. She has Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Shunts, Periventricular Leukomalacia, Cortical Blindness, Severe Gastroesophageal Reflux, G-Tube, and Seizures. She is unable to speak, crawl, or even lift her head.
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
I can’t quite remember what the weather was like the day I met Bob Policastro from Angela’s House. Everyday had been gloomy and gray until that point. My wife and I had a lot of questions ahead of us, but few answers.
You see, my wife and I had been living behind a curtain, next to my daughter Kiley’s crib in the pediatric intensive care unit “PICU” of Schneider’s Children’s Hospital for that last week and a half.
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
Saturday, October 1st, 2005
Grace for a Cure Angela’s House works with over 300 children in our community that have life threatening illnesses, severe disabilities and special health care needs. It is not uncommon for us to see some of the rarest diseases or debilitating illnesses affecting our children. One cannot imagine the bravery of families living with children […]
Monday, April 11th, 2005
Angela’s House II Opens This beautiful home in Smithtown for medically fragile children is now open. This is the second specialty home on Long Island for children that require 24 hour nursing supervision. The first Angela’s House was built in 2000 in the Policastro’s 10 year effort to have a facility that could care for […]
Friday, October 1st, 2004
NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg Breaks the Trend While most politicians were doing campaign fund raising this past fall, this Assemblyman hosted a Special Brunch for Special Children. Angela’s House was one of the proud recipients of this fund raising effort, which raised $55,000 for Angela’s House II. This event was so beautiful it touched everyone’s […]
Sunday, April 11th, 2004
Wednesday, October 1st, 2003