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Support our Hospital Buddy Program, pairing college students with hospitalized kids to provide friendship, support, and laughter during long hospital stays.

The Healing Power of a StudentsCare Buddy

Brian is a sophomore at University of Miami. He is majoring in Biology and plans to go on to medical school after he graduates. He is on the wrestling team. One day he hears about StudentsCare at a club fair on campus and takes a flyer. Little did he know, StudentsCare would soon change his life.

Oscar is a 5-year-old boy with Leukemia. He and his mom are from Central America and have traveled to Miami for treatment. They don't have any family or friends in town. They only speak a few words of English. Oscar is in and out of sleep. Mom is scared and alone. All she wants is to see her son smile again. There is a knock on their hospital room door and mom's heart skips a beat, dreading more bad news from the doctor. To her surprise, she looks up and sees a young man smiling. He has kind eyes. He is holding a Spiderman toy. Spiderman is Oscar's favorite. How did he know?

Over the next few months, Brian comes to visit each week and spends hours playing and laughing with Oscar. When Brian comes, Oscar lights up. Brian loves Oscar's amazing and infectious laugh. He laughs with his whole body. Brian tells Oscar's mom...

"His laugh alone can brighten my entire week."

Oscar's mom says Brian is their angel, but Brian thinks the same of Oscar. Oscar has changed his whole outlook on life. After watching 5-year old Oscar go through grueling treatment and the painful side effects, his battles don't seem so big anymore.


Since 2014, StudentsCare has trained over 160 college students who have provided thousands of hours of one-on-one support, friendship and laughter to long-term pediatric patients and families in 11 hospitals/healthcare facilities across the country.


You can create more belly laughs for kids like Oscar.

Because sometimes laughter is the best medicine.


$500 gives 6 months of buddy support to a child in the hospital

$250 gives 3 months of buddy support to a child in the hospital

$125 throws a birthday party for a child in the hospital

$50 helps to train a student to support a child in the hospital


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