Non-profits hold holiday party for medically fragile children

Posted at 10:07 PM, Dec 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-03 00:07:42-05

As the countdown to Christmas kicks into high gear, many are spending their days with loved ones at holiday parties but on Saturday a special party was put on for children and their families who may not have many holidays left together. 

From arts and crafts to presents and of course Santa, families with medically fragile children celebrated the holidays. Calling themselves 'Heroes in Plain Sight', three non-profits: Corwyn's Cause, Lucas House and the MITO Group of Idaho made the free party possible. 

"To bring the families together, let them meet one another and enjoy a fun evening together," said Megan Schomer of Corwyn's cause.

The woman behind one of the organizations, knows firsthand what it's like to care for a medically fragile child, especially when some of the children may not see another Christmas. 

"The holidays are about being with families and making memories and making the most of every day," said Alissa Aldrich of Lucas House.  

Raising a child with a rare condition can be isolating for parents and caregivers, and the holidays can be even harder. Saturday's party is a reminder that these families and their children aren't in the fight alone.

"We can talk about wheelchairs, we can talk about feeding, so it's just a great way for families to collaborate as well," said Jennifer Pfefferle of the MITO Group of Idaho

To learn more about Heroes in Plain Sight, click here.