Stone’s Buddies is a program for chronically ill children that operates out of Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. The program was created in memory of former patient Stone Filipovich and is designed to provide resources and support to patients who have become frequent users of the hospital. The charity’s goal is to connect patients facing similar circumstances, teach patients and their families methods to deal with their challenges, and to unite patients and their families with a community who wants to help.
The Stone’s Buddies program hosts monthly parties for patients and brings families to community-sponsored events in an effort to help them connect with the community and to ease the transition into a situation in which patients and their families often have little control.
As the organizers of the WNY PT/PTA Student Conclave 2016, we wish to thank those that worked to make this conference a success — the great speakers who brought their keen knowledge to presentations, the gracious sponsors who ensured this conference was possible, and the passionate students who joined us and learned among their peers at this event.
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