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Together, we can change the future for children with special health care needs.

The generosity of our donors has helped us treat more patients and families through some of the most difficult times of their lives. Our patient's courageous stories will inspire you for years to come. Learn more about how your generosity provides programs, equipment and services that directly help children with special healthcare needs.


Chronic Pain Warrior & Teenage Entrepreneur
Zoe Gellert

After an injury when she was 11-years-old, Zoe Gellert developed complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a form of chronic pain that causes a person to experience persistent, severe and debilitating pain. But Zoe's passion was inspired during her therapy sessions and she turned her experience into an opportunity. She created Zoe's Heroes, a foundation that raises funds for causes whose missions are close to Zoe's heart, and started a jewelry company while she was in treatment for her CRPS. Today, Zoe's Heroes has raised over $50,000 and Zoe recently donated $7,000—one month's profits from her jewelry sales—to Children's Specialized Hospital's Chronic Pain Management Program.


The Gift of Technology Brings Comfort to Even Our Tiniest Patients

Brave Beginnings

The mission of Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation is to secure philanthropic support for the vital programs and services at the hospital that are transforming the lives of children with special healthcare needs. By working with medical staff to identify areas where funding would make the greatest impact for patients, we ensure that every dollar we raise directly helps the kids in the care of Children's Specialized Hospital (CSH). In 2019, we learned about Brave Beginnings, a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, that provides grants for essential neonatal intensive care equipment and asked for their support.


Vincent Baricaua


Vincent Baricaua was first introduced to Children’s Specialized Hospital 10 years ago during a RE/MAX (longtime Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner) awards ceremony. It was Vincent’s first year in real estate and he was eager to make an impact, achieve great things and win sales awards! He was immediately struck by the award for #1 fundraising office in NJ, “I turned to the people around me and told them that that had to be the coolest award to win one day and I will win it!” Since that day, Vincent’s RE/MAX Our Town office has been the #1 Fundraising Office time and time again!

Vincent’s commitment to raising funds for CSHF isn’t just about winning awards, “To me it’s spiritual,” says Vincent. “It’s growth and contribution. It’s giving kids a fighting chance. It’s helping families who are praying to God to make miracles happen. I want to help families make those miracles happen.”


Howie Berkowitz


When Howie Berkowitz first learned about Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation several years ago, he instantly knew it was a charity he wanted to support- his spirit of giving was instilled in him at a very young age by his mother and father. As small business owners, his parents did not always have the means to give a lot, but no matter the circumstances they gave whatever they could, monetarily or with their time. Proud of their commitment to helping others, Howie has carried that spirit with him into adulthood.