Children’s Wishes has partnered with Mighty Well, a program that pairs Wish Kids with Mighty Well Mentors who have experienced living with a serious illness. Mighty Well’s CEO, Emily Levy is a Rhode Island native and her battle with Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease is what inspired her to start Mighty Well.
Mighty Well makes functional patient products with a stylish twist: brightly colored and patterned antimicrobial PIIC line covers, Mighty Pack backpacks for infusion supplies and a MedPlanner to organize daily medication on the go are among the products you can find at Mighty Well! Mighty Mentors is part of Mighty Well’s Social Impact Programming supporting Wish Kids on their illness journey. Mighty Mentors pairs a mentor with a Wish Kid to share stories and provide support, guidance and inspiration as the challenges of the Wish Kid’s illness continue.
The Providence Business News recently interviewed Children’s Wishes Executive Director Mary O’Rourke regarding the partnership. “I thought it was interesting, what they were doing for people to empower those who are on their illness journey.” Mary contacted Mighty Well to see if they had ever worked with Wish Kids and the rest is history! Here is more from that interview.
The first mentoring session with a Wish Kid took place in February and was a huge success! Wish Kid, Zach and Mighty Well CEO, Emily had a great time and Zach’s Mom, Christine was able to also glean support from the session as she witnessed the very special connection Emily had with Zach. To make things fun, Emily also taught Zach how to make a lava lamp and some slime!
Together, this partnership will continue to close the gap of walking along the illness journey alone. Children’s Wishes continues to support all Wish families, no matter what organization granted the child’s Wish through our Family Programming. Children’s Wishes is very proud to be partnering with Mighty Well in the continued service of all Wish Families!