When a child is chronically ill, the whole family feels the pain, particularly the parents. Regardless of the disease, the stress suffered by families is remarkably similar. Mothers and fathers often experience about guilt, anger and sheer exhaustion. Brothers and sisters can feel neglected. Having a support system of like minded Heroes and families is a priceless resource for the everyone involved!
Our goal and mission is to lift your entire family during your medical journey, we look forward to getting to know you! Please reach out if you have questions or need help.
Being in the hospital undergoing going treatments, having surgery or fighting a medical battle is hard!
Staff and trained volunteers with background checks will bring a hospital bag to your Hero full of Hope.
Let us know when your scheduled visit is and we will do our best to come by based on availability of staff and volunteers.
Our Heroes endure so many trials during their journeys and having a tangible piece of personalized bravery helps. Our kids can battle anything!
Through the help of many local loving and talented quilters our dream began to come true and Heroes all over they began receiving their capes. We are forever grateful for our "Cape Fairy's" that provide bravery for our kids during their scariest moments in the hospital or traveling for appointments.
MOMS NIGHT OUT
We all know as parents that we put ourselves last, and we have learned that families seem to function better if parents have had a break and feel supported.
Wichita's Littlest Heroes hosts Mom's Day Out and Dad's Day Out where our parents can come together and share their journey's in a fun environment! What a difference a fun day out with friends can make!
WLH Zoo/Museum passes are available to our families for FREE or as little as $1 a person all year long because of partners and sponsors! Families are able to relax outside the hospital and spend quality time creating family memories they may not otherwise afford to have.
Sedgwick Co. Zoo
2022 Membership Usage
Exploration Place: 835 Individuals, 153 Families
Tanganyika: 872 Individuals, 150 Families
Zoo: 1009 Individuals, 180 Families
Aviation Museum: 104 Individuals, 18 Families
World Treasures: 237 Individuals, 46 Families
HERO PARENTS: Please reserve your spot and send membership usage fees ($1/person EXCEPT BOTANICA), to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal.
Each year WLH adopts out around 100 families to generous community sponsors and individuals who provide "Hope for the Holidays". Without our giving community, many WLH families would go without. We are grateful to all for creating such a big IMPACT!
Every October, families who will truly be struggling to afford Christmas for their family have the opportunity to communicate that need to WLH. WLH does their best to find families and businesses to adopt those families for Christmas. No guarantees but we do our best.
If you are interested in sponsoring this program please contact our office at
MEET AND GREETS
Our free "Meet & Greets" happen all month long in many different ways. We host over 50 events every year. Our events range from small gatherings to over several hundred. All families are welcome and all events are of course--FREE!!!
Small Family Outings
Moms Night Out
Fall Fest at Applejack pumpkin Patch
We have designed a program just for our Heroes ages 13+. We know our older Heroes have a completely different set of needs and hurdles to overcome outside of a life threatening medical diagnosis. Highschool, relationships, hormones, and body image issues are just a few of the many struggles our families are facing daily.
WLH seeks to provide a platform of unity and refuge fir these teens by providing fun free meet up's that allow our teens an environment where no alone!
For more information or to sponsor this program, please contact email@example.com
Financial strain is one of the biggest obstacles our Hero families face in raising a child with a life threatening medical condition/s. Many resources will NOT cover prescriptions, medical equipment, utility bills, house or rental payments etc.
Wichita's Littlest Heroes seeks to fill in the gaps of local resources by giving families what they need most, cash assistance to fill in the typical missing income because of medical diagnosis.
This assistance is made possible because of
Beach Family Foundation and donors like you! Thank you for making this program possible for sick kid families!
To send a thank you note to our financial assist. program please send an email to
Each quarter, Wichita's Littlest Heroes sends out a newsletter: Hero Happenings. This newsletter reflects the mission, progress, and heart of Wichita's Littlest Heroes, while keeping those interested in the Hero Story informed on the exciting movement of the organization.
In order to advocate and celebrate our Little Heroes, we want to tell their stories. We want the community to see the bravery of Little Heroes, and understand the importance of each and every unique story.
Calling all Hero Moms!
The Secret Sister group was created out of love to bring our “WLH Hero Moms” together and to help remind each other that while we are medical parents, we are still women and individuals. It was a smashing success and are currently working as a team to continue building upon this encouraging program.
To learn more about Secret Sister please email
Wichita's Littlest Heroes keeps a stock pile of tablets, diapers, wipes, formula, g-tube covers, etc. all for families to take if needed. WLH is always needing donations of baby wipes, size 3 and up diapers. Everything in the medical/tech closet is free of charge for families to keep or check out for short periods of time, depending on the product. If we don't have it on hand, we are more than happy to help you find it through one of our amazing community partners!
BEADS OF COURAGE
Their FREE Beads of Courage journey begins when each child is first given a length of string and beads that spell out their first name. Then, colorful beads, each representing a different treatment milestone are given to the child by their professional health care provider to add to their Beads of Courage collection throughout their treatment.
On behalf of Wichita's Littlest Heroes and sponsors we provide art-therapy in Honor of Addison Adams and all our Hero Angels.
They will never be forgotten.
The tangible art therapy tool gives our Heroes the opportunity to share with other's where their medical diagnosis journey has taken them!
Sign YOUR HERO up for BOC today!
PARENT FACEBOOK GROUP
Request to join our parents' Facebook group! www.facebook.com/groups/Wichitaslittlestheroes