We envision a world in which the collective healing
wisdom of humanity is accessible to all, especially children
thought to be incurable, and where families find strength, hope
and healing through their communities.
To create and proliferate a community-based approach
to healing, Healing in Community™, as a compassionate and
highly effective way of caring for children with life-threatening
conditions, and as a way for families to take charge of their
child's health care and to improve the quality of life, lengthen
life span and ultimately find cures.
Compassion— Our hearts
have broken open. We work to ease the suffering of children
with life-threatening conditions and their families, knowing
that to do so is a privilege. These children are a resource
of transformation for everyone involved in their care.
a child shall lead them.” We
look at the world through a child’s
eyes, and ask, Why not? The plight of these children inspires
us to go beyond perceived limitations, to see opportunities where
before we saw only problems, and to re-imagine a society where
we not only meet a child and family’s physical needs, but
their emotional, economic, social, cultural and spiritual needs
know that many different people and groups hold keys to the
solution of these complex problems. We respect and value the
wisdom inherent in all perspectives, healing modalities, systems
of care and support, always working toward the most effective
integration. Through collaboration we give birth to community.
Community— We believe that the suffering
of children with life-threatening conditions and their families
is a call for community. It is an invitation
for everyone to enter into an experience of community, where the patient
and family are at the center and the boundaries between layperson
and professional dissolve. In community, we learn to value each
other and our cultural differences, to acknowledge our common
humanity, and to embrace suffering and death as life mysteries.
Hope— “Hope can move mountains.” Hope
is the force that will enable us to push beyond established boundaries.
Hope lights our way, and through our efforts we will bring more
hope into the world: hope that our society will evolve such that
many more children and families receive the kind of holistic care
they deserve, and hope that we will find cures for more children
with life-threatening conditions.