Garfield is the father of 4-year-old Jenaye

“This time has been one of the hardest things I’ve been through mentally and physically in my life. This experience has caused so much heartache and pain. Our world got turned upside down in a blink of an eye. The first few months to present day I cry at night when I am alone thinking about my princess and her journey with Leukemia. Friends of Karen took a weight off our shoulders because they helped us with some of our bills and we could just continue to focus on Jenaye’s treatment. Friends of Karen has made an impact on our family that cannot be fully expressed in words.”








Ways to give

Friends of Karen is creating a pathway of loving messages from all of our supporters and families. 

Bring critically ill children and their families the HOPE they deserve all year long. As a Guardian of Hope, you Donate Monthly. With your help, children will receive the emotional support they need

Leave your imprint to benefit future generations. Naming Friends of Karen in your estate plans will continue to impact the lives of critically ill children and their families well into the future.

Friends of Karen believes that families can maintain a sense of balance and stability even in the midst of the crisis of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness.