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Tanner's Totes is a non-profit organization that helps pre-teens and teens with cancer and other conditions that require long term hospital stays. The group provides tote bags filled with age-appropriate items to older kids and teens (often a "forgotten" demographic as donations mostly focus on younger kids).
American College of Surgeons
The website of the American College of Surgeons provides consumer information about common surgeries such as appendectomy.
Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation
The Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers entertainment, education, social networking, and other activities for seriously ill children and their families.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities provides comfort and care to families with children in the hospital.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The AMA has made a commitment to medicine by making doctors more accessible to their patients. Contact the AMA at:
American Medical Association
515 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60610
Adolescent Health Transition Project
This is a health and transition resource for adolescents with special health care needs, chronic illnesses, and physical or developmental disabilities.