Prom for Teens with Life-Threatening or Chronic Illness
We have partnered with the Ronald McDonald House-Detroit to host a “Prom” for teens that have life-threatening or chronic illness and are unable to participate in prom at their school. The date is Saturday, June 8th at the Ronald McDonald House-Detroit. We are currently looking for company and individual sponsorship, so please let us know if you have anyone that might be interested.Register
What Are We About?
As we all know and remember, the teen years are filled with challenges of self-identity, body-image, confidence, and confusion about the future. Teenagers are navigating the (sometimes turbulent) waters leading from childhood to adulthood, and for most that time can be difficult with no other external stressors present.
Teenagers facing physical or mental health challenges have an especially difficult time coping. In effect, the combination of normal teenage stressors plus the impact of chronic illness, abuse, or neglect on self-esteem can make the normal transition to adulthood either difficult, delayed, or impossible.
Wish Upon a Teen aims to make a difference in the lives of these challenged teens one life at a time. Our mission is to provide resources, time, and opportunities to teenagers dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or recovering from injury or chronic illness. Through creative and interactive social and educational events, these teens will rediscover and rebuild their self-esteem as they continue their journey to adulthood.