In 2002, seven-year-old Henry Strongin Goldberg lost his battle against Fanconi anemia, a genetic disease that leads to bone marrow failure. In his memory, his parents created Hope for Henry, which brings innovative programming into the hospital to entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their care. Full-time Certified Child Life Specialists help children and their families cope with the anxiety of serious illness, providing therapeutic activities, explaining diagnoses, and minimizing fears of surgical procedures or tests. Book events, spa days, visits from celebrities, carnivals, and birthday parties ensure that kids donít miss out on feeling like kids. A patient incentive program pays children in Hope for Henry Bucks to undergo radiation, chemotherapy, or other painful but necessary procedures (bucks are exchanged for gifts), thereby increasing adherence to medical tasks and helping kids get healthier, faster. You can help too.