The Need: Imagine what it feels like to learn that a child has a life-limiting or life-threatening illness or disease? Thousands of families every year hear this tragic news; and in many instances, jobs are lost, bank accounts are drained, and each member of the household struggles both emotionally and physically to survive. In this situation, children are the most vulnerable. Not only does the child with a serious illness face intensive, sometimes radical treatments, but siblings in the family also find their lives disrupted and radically changed due to the medical needs of their brother or sister. Project Joy and Hope is a nationally recognized leader in providing both joy and hope for children with life-limiting conditions and their families and serves as an anchor for these families when they are most vulnerable, when a child is diagnosed with a life -threatening condition.