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Transforming Lives 2.0 Capital Campaign

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Preparing for the Future of Care

Today, Children’s Specialized Hospital cares for more than 38,000 children with special healthcare needs and the demand is rising. Our infrastructure plans will allow us to provide access to and care for 50,000 children by 2025. We have a sizeable journey in front of us to meet demand, and Children’s Specialized Hospital is the only provider with the capabilities and resolve to transcend this challenge and realize our globally impactful vision for the future.

Leah's Story


An outstanding third grade softball player known for her infectious smile and tenacity on the field, nine-year-old Leah was playing with her sister when she began to experience tingling in her fingers. Rushed to the emergency room, Leah remained in the hospital and was sedated for six days with no known prognosis. Finally, there was a diagnosis: a spinal cord stroke. This is extremely rare. Only 2% of all strokes originate in the spinal cord and they are almost unheard of in young, healthy children.

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A Message from the Capital Campaign Committee Co-Chairs

We have volunteered to co-chair this campaign because we have witnessed children achieving miraculous results at Children’s Specialized Hospital; we believe in adapting for the future to ensure the availability of critical care to all children; and we care deeply about the children and families in our communities.

Children’s Specialized Hospital serves over 38,000 children per year and has been an integral part of children’s healthcare in New Jersey and the New York Metro area for over 125 years. The dedicated staff of doctors, nurses, therapists, and researchers will always strive to do more because as long as there is one child with special healthcare needs who is not being served or not receiving the specialized attention they deserve, their work is not finished.

This campaign will not only update and improve current CSH facilities but also expand their reach into new communities, providing access to more children. Beyond the planned infrastructure initiatives, this campaign will give CSH the necessary funding to continue their commitment to discovery, innovation, and development, from important research to expanding access to virtual telehealth visits and confronting the escalating behavioral health crisis.

Your support will secure the advanced delivery of care to children with special healthcare needs not only locally, but throughout the United States and around the world. Today, we ask that you join us in building a future in which all children have the ability to reach their full potential.

     Ed McKenna                                   Mark Montenero


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