“Olivia is certainly one of the most easygoing humans I have ever known,” Olivia’s mom, Kimmie, said. It’s an apt way to describe Olivia: she’s a bright and optimistic girl… Read more »
A cross between a supportive playmate and trusted listener, JoyRx Mentors bring lightness to a child’s day.
In the hospital, our mentors arrive with bags full of toys, games, and activities to help their young friends laugh and bring a smile, relieve their stress and anxiety, and dispel their feelings of loneliness and isolation. For parents, these visits offer a brief respite, allowing a moment for themselves — they can take a walk, grab some coffee, spend time with their other children, or take an opportunity to step away and breathe. Mentorship matches can last multiple years, and often the bonds of friendship are still strong long after the final treatment.
Since 1999, the program has matched more than 1,500 kids undergoing lengthy treatment regimens with a trained and trusted adult mentor volunteer.