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03-01-14  Co-Hosts Risha & Rhea Shukla –Founded in 2004, the mission of The Kids Who Care Foundation is:  ~Bring joy and cheer to kids with major surgeries/medical conditions with various KWCF programs: Smile Pack,  and Traveling Variety Show
~Provide resources and support groups for children with Pancreatitis as well as their families.

Risha Shukla then a 7 year old who underwent an Auto Islet Cell transplant in March 2004 for chronic pancreatitis, understands very well the challenges of being in the hospital room and staring at the bare white walls.

The Kids Who Care Foundation, a 501c3 tax deductible non-profit foundation, was founded by Risha with the help of her parents to cheer up and support other children with pancreatitis and other chronic medical conditions. Kids Who Care’s mission is to brighten the hospital stays of kids having major surgeries. Kids Who Care volunteers send out “smile packs” to children in the hospital and Ronald McDonald Homes nationally to brighten the days of hospitalized children.  A “smile pack” box contains a giant “card quilt” consisting of twenty get-well cards made by caring youths. It also includes books/DVDs, toys, board games, and more to entertain patients in the hospital, bring a smile to their face, and make their hospital rooms bright and cheerful! Kids Who Care’s traveling variety show is also a big hit. Caring youths show off their talents to entertain children with special medical conditions by doing magic tricks, puppet shows, dancing, singing, and more. Risha also makes presentations at schools to educate kids on pancreatitis and diabetes, and teaches kids to be compassionate towards children with chronic medical conditions. Pancreatitis is a very painful, rare disease in children for which there is no cure. KWCF’s online pancreatitis support group provides information on pancreatitis to create awareness and a support network for kids.

Kids Who Care Club is headed by youths under the direction of caring adult volunteers, and entire families can contribute to help bring a smile!  So please help Risha and Kids Who Care Foundation make a difference.

Our Practitioner Guest: Wendy Fachon is a Master Storywalker and Netwalker. She presents after school learning adventures for Child Opportunity Zone (COZ) programs around Rhode Island. She combines walking and storytelling into a light-spirited approach to teaching physical fitness, creative expression, and environmental stewardship.

THE ANGEL HEART is Wendy’s first children’s book. She has published a story CD, Fiddlesticks: Nature and Nonsense, and she contributes articles to Finding Spirituality, ecoRInews, and Natural Awakenings Magazine.  She keeps several blogs, and manages three websites that focus on Children’s Health and Education issues –,, and

Wendy will be speaking on The story of Netwalking… about the original vision… the divine guidance/messaging… and how it transformed into what it is today… five years later.

Springtime netwalking clubs… and the netwalking story guide.. The Storywalker Chronicles… is $5… and for Dreamvisions 7 listeners it includes a free story CD – Fiddlesticks – which is valued at $10.

April vacation netwalks, Wendy had 77 children, ages 2-14, participate with their parents last Spring, and these walks are featured on her website calendar

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