Philadelphia Flyers Charities is teaming up with Michael's Way to renovate the home of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children patient Syrianna as part of the organization's annual Building Hope for Kids initiative.
Seven-month-old Syrianna is diagnosed with optic glioma, which presents itself in the form of ocular tumors. As Syrianna undergoes treatment, Michael's Way will be constructing a basement suite for her and her mother as well as remodeling the rest of her home to make it more comfortable for the rest of her family, including her grandparents.
Throughout the month of January, the Flyers Wives will be helping with the home remodel, including design, layouts, and other décor - utilizing several new furniture pieces donated by Bob's Discount Furniture. The Mayfair neighborhood home in Philadelphia will then be revealed to the family on Sunday, February 12 with Flyers players, coaches, and families in attendance.
Now in its sixth year, Building Hope for Kids is an annual collaboration between Flyers Charities and Michael's Way. The program supports a chronically ill child from a family in need by renovating the child's home.
Michael's Way works toimprove the lives of children with pediatric cancer and to support their parents struggling under the financial strain of such a devastating diagnosis.Michael's Way has raised more than $6 million to lessen the financial hardships of hundreds of families whose children are suffering from cancer.
Since its inception, Flyers Charities has contributed over $26 million to charity. The funds raised from the Flyers Wives Carnival and other initiatives and events help support hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, including the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Flyers Charities proudly supports a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that provide educational and recreational resources to underserved youth, engage in important medical and healthcare research, and countless community development initiatives.