About Kisses from Katie



Welcome to Kisses from Katie, Inc.

Kisses from Katie is 501(c)3, non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the life of Katie Manning by providing resources to critically ill children, their families, and the people who are dedicated to caring for them.

Since our inception in 2009, the organization has grown to service 5 hospitals in the Northeast with 8 different programs. By educating parents, easing the burden on children, and improving the delivery of services by nurses, we believe that we are improving the health and welfare of all involved. We realize that we cannot directly change or remove the harsh medical realities of children in pediatric ICU's, but we also know that we CAN make a significant difference by "taking the edge off."

We are eager to expand the number of hospitals we support, so that we can offer our services to more families. There are few things in life that that render a family more debilitated than that of a critically ill child. It feels as though the natural order of life has been challenged- young children are supposed to be fit and active. Parents are supposed to protect their child. A sick child challenges both precepts. Kisses from Katie is committed to relieving unneeded, unwarranted, and unnecessary burdens, allowing people to focus on the most important thing- finding peace and happiness for the sick child.

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