Request a KDF Bridges Support Volunteer
Was your child recently diagnosed with Kawasaki disease? Are you looking for supportive advice from a parent or individual who has been through a similar diagnosis? The Foundation’s KDF Bridges program can link you to a trained Support Volunteer.
Support Volunteers do not provide medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, you should contact your child’s pediatrician. If you have questions about your child’s medical care, the Foundation can connect your child’s pediatrician with a medical advisor for a medical consultation.
The role of the Support Volunteer is to listen with empathy and provide a safe, supportive environment for people to express themselves. Support Volunteers are not a substitute for a mental health professional.
There is no fee for participating in the KDF Bridges program. Support Volunteers commit to making two calls to the requesting family (up to about a one-hour conversation). Beyond the two calls, the ongoing relationship between the requesting family and the Support Volunteer is solely up to the personal discretion of the Support Volunteer.
For email support, the Support Volunteer will commit to ongoing (subject to a mutually agreed-upon schedule) email correspondence for up to one week. Beyond the initial week, the continuing relationship between the requesting family and the Support Volunteer is solely up to the personal discretion of the Support Volunteer.
Families can request support by submitting the online request form below.