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The Hope for Henry Foundation helps critically ill children at hospitals in Maryland and across the country

Helping critically ill children
Posted at 7:05 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 10:35:22-05

BALTIMORE — The Hope for Henry Foundation honors the life of Henry Strongin Goldberg, a 7 year-old who passed away from fanconi anemia, a rare blood disorder, in 2002. It has helped more than 50,000 children across the country, including kids receiving treatment at The Herman Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai.

The foundation offers a variety of programs to help hospitals' youngest, critically ill patients. It brightens their darkest days with birthday parties, days of pampering, superhero events and more. The foundation's superhero rewards program also offers incentives to kids for completing procedures. The patients receive stickers for each step of the procedure and win a prize when it is completed. The superhero rewards program has been extremely helpful for patients dealing with discomfort from COVID-19 tests.

If you would like to make a contribution or learn more about The Hope For Henry Foundation, go to