Medically-fragile children and their families are an integral part of our community as a result of our proximity to state-of-the-art children’s hospitals. Families providing care for a medically-fragile child with complex health conditions are often overwhelmed emotionally and financially. Frequent hospitalizations, coordination of care, stress on the family unit, maintaining employment, and mounting medical bills create multiple challenges.
With this in mind, the Doherty family has founded Tender Hearts, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation. The Doherty’s have made it their mission to support medically fragile children in order to create a better quality of life for them. “There are so many children who are born with disabilities, injuries, and/or diseases. These little angels were never given the opportunity to grow their wings and become healthy,” said Debbie Doherty, Founder and Chairperson of Tender Hearts.