At 10 and 8 years old, Heather and Haley founded The Holiday Heroes Foundation. Heather spent a good part of her childhood in a hospital bed with cystic fibrosis. While in the hospital, she and her fellow ward-mates sorely missed the holiday experiences that other children took for granted. She committed herself, if she were able to leave the hospital, to return with holiday cheer. Good to her word, she and her family not only returned to Lurie Children’s Hospital (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital) – with presents, decorations and big smiles – they also formed Holiday Heroes to bring these important hours of normalcy to children in other hospitals.


We are upgrading our system and our donation link will be back up and running shortly. If you wish to make a donation, please send a check to 301 W. Grand Ave, #336 Chicago, IL 60654. Thank you!