Help us to Decorate the hospital rooms of kids who have long stays!

Our daughter Madison LOVED to decorate!

Madison spent 322 days in the hospital battling leukemia, sometimes for months at a time without being able to leave. Decorating her hospital room helped to make it a warmer and more loving place to be.

We are collecting items to make room decoration kits to help other kids going through long hospital stays. These free kits will continue Maddie’s legacy of love and caring! We will initially be giving these boxes to kids at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester but then hope to make them available to families and hospitals across the country!

We are creating boxes with fun themes like imagination (rainbows, unicorns and butterflies), adventure (dinosaurs) and fantasy (wizards, magic and stars). All things Maddie loved! Holiday Themed Boxes are next!

How Can You Help?

  • Buy items on the Amazon Wish List (fun things we’ve picked out for the kits)
  • Donate Amazon Gift Cards (to help us buy items for the kit or supplies like boxes/packaging)
  • Send Gift Cards to: Madison Barthelmes, 2 Kaitlin Drive, Fairport NY 14450
  • Donate through Venmo or PayPal (for boxes, shipping and printing costs)
  • Venmo: kaitlyn-Barthelmes
  • PayPal:

Our goal is to have the first set of kits ready to go by the end of January 2024!