This Year's Recipient: Kylie

2020 has likely been a trying year for many in our communities, whether adjusting to quarantine, attempting to make ends meet or mourning a loved one. As everyone looks for ways to manage the current situation, resilience is key. How will we come back from this stronger? We are resilient. According to the New York Times, scientific research “has shown that having a sense of purpose, and giving support to others, has a significant impact on our well-being.” The RHO team will be sharing different ways to get involved in the community to give back where and when you can in a later blog post. This post is to share exciting news, which we are sure everyone could use a little of right now. Raising Hope for Others is honored to introduce this year’s recipient - Kylie! 


Kylie was born with a choledochal cyst, which is a cyst on the common bile duct. While many patients do not exhibit symptoms from this type of a cyst, she unfortunately developed pancreatitis at the age of two. She had to spend a week at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) to recover. As a result, Kylie underwent surgery to remove her common bile duct and rebuild. The surgery was successful, but four months later some complications arose from the surgery and she had to have a stent put in to clear a blockage.

Kylie is a happy and healthy three year old who loves Moana and playing outside with her cousins and big brother, but faces many more procedures in her near future. This year RHO will work to raise monies to help Kylie and her family offset medical bills as well as other charities and foundations including Lustgarten Foundation and Cancer Institute of NJ.


Thank you for your continued support!


Past Recipients

2019: Richard “RJ” Thompson
2018: Charli Leventhal
2017: Marie DeWoolf
2016: Sheila McMahon
2015: Victoria Breuer
2014: Seamus Tierney
2013: Nancy Radzewick
2012: Debra Musolino
2011: Tara Palamia
2010: Peter Jastrzembski & Gabriel Garcia
2009: Christy Jarosz
2008: Jesse Siegel
2007: Kathleen Loomis (pre 501c3 status)