"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What does a hero look like?

To me, it looks like a child. In its most simplistic form, a hero is simply one who shows great courage. Children facing serious illness often have to be brave minute by minute. The procedures, appointments, surgeries, and day to day management of their symptoms require a great deal of grit both on the child's part and the family. These children and families engage in some of the most difficult battles with great love, compassion for others, and even joy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson says, "What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you."  I think this is what enables us to persevere. We see what lies within our children with special health care needs and we are inspired to walk the journey with them. 

Quality of life matters.

At Hero's Path Palliative Care, we believe that these children bring great value to society. We are honored to be able to walk with families and children, supporting the care plans and goals that enable the child to live their best life. We will help families achieve their goals through our palliative care services, respite, and hospice care if needed. We endeavor to provide educational and emotional support to siblings and other family members as we care for some of the most amazing heroes this world has seen!

Hero's Path Palliative Care desires to bring home-based pediatric palliative care to New Mexico. We hope to support children with serious illness and their families.  Our logo was thoughtfully designed with these children in mind.

 

  • Children with serious illness are heroes.  "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."  --Christopher Reeve

  • Rabbits symbolize hope, prosperity, comfort, love, intuition, cleverness, motion, harmony, new opportunities, sensitivity, and imagination. Children and families facing serious illness embody these principles and will be the focal point of our attention.

  • Climbing over a mountain or passing through a range indicates overcoming obstacles or making progress.

  • The color yellow signifies sunshine, hope, and happiness, positivity, clarity, energy, optimism, enlightenment, remembrance, intellect, honor, loyalty, and joy.

  • Turquoise is traditionally New Mexican, and means refreshing, calming, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty.

We want the families we serve to know we strive to bring happiness, hope, clarity, refreshing, and wholeness to their journey on their child's path to quality life!  We know these children bring love, intuition, wisdom, and many other things to our lives every day.  We will honor each person we serve. 

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The IRS granted us 501.c.3 status!  We're very excited to have that step finished.  We are working on developing partnerships with area health care leaders and organizations.  We are developing our program design.

A donation of $21.75 will provide one day of service to a child with serious illness.  $152.25 will provide a week of service to that child, and $652.50 provides a month of services for that child!  We will save donations until we have enough money to start services in a sustainable way, for at least 150 children!  You can be a hero and partner with us to ensure these services reach the families as soon as possible!

With a recurring monthly donation of $10 or more, or a one-time donation over $100, you can work with our board president to make a commissioned watercolor painting for you.  We're always looking for input!  If you have ideas, would like to give advice for our program, or would like to partner with us, please contact us through our contact page.

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