The Fly A Kite Foundation has been around for just about 4 years. We have met a lot of people on our journey. Just about everyone who touches the fight against cancer. There are two individuals I've gotten to know. It is Ms. Vilma Rivera and Ms. Rosa Asencio who are the receptionists at Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center . While my time spent at the hospital was focusing more on the children. I stopped for a few moments to listen to their engagement with parents and children. While this may appear to be a trivial comment, I find the work they do is PARAMOUNT to the well being of these families. They are the FIRST touch when a parent or patient walks into the hospital / clinic. Parents are often stricken with fear, anxiety and uncertainty. These individuals are patient, supportive, informative, pleasant and caring. They understand their role in the management of care and you can see how they interact with parents. In my continued effort to uncover all the touch points that go into the care of children. I salute Ms. Vilma Rivera and Ms. Rosa Asencio for their contribution to healing.
We plan to host many more events at NYU's Stephen D Hassenfeld Children Center along with other area hospitals focusing on pediatric brain cancer and blood diseases.