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Trained members of the Kapayim network are carefully matched to their patients, and are scheduled on recurring shifts for the same patient which allows them time to bond at every visit.

Each volunteer arrives with carefully selected, researched activities to stimulate and occupy their patients. Whether it is a carnival in a bag, pizza makers, donut machines, art projects and creative custom crafts and activities, patients are riveted to the fascinating activities and forget their pain for a while.

Dr. Sarah R. Vaiselbuh MD, Director of the Children’s Cancer Center at Staten Island University Hospital, says

“I met Kapayim volunteers at the hospital and their presence did not only make a difference for our patients, but was a true Kiddush Hashem.  Chemotherapy can bring a cure, but your work brings healing to our patients.”

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