The Weekly Wishlist Program will provide all pediatric bone marrow patients and their caregivers with an opportunity to request items that they would like to receive (e.g. snacks, toys, detergent, toiletries, blankets, clothing, movies). This enables patients and their families to obtain basic necessities needed to make their extended hospital stay more manageable. 

More specifically, we receive the patient’s wishlists ($25 allowance) each week. Preston’s League volunteers then go shopping for all these families. By week’s end, Preston’s League volunteers deliver requested items to each child’s room. The primary benefit is that these families can avoid wasting precious family time shopping for things that they really need, while also relieving them of some of the financial burdens not covered by insurance.  

It is our hope with the success of this program that in the future we would be able to extend our weekly wish list program to patients and their families in the Duke Children's Cancer Unit.