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Bounce It Forward® goes Virtual

Families with children battling chronic illness are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 as they were the first to self-quarantine and will be among the last to emerge in the “new normal”. Raising medically-fragile children brings an extra layer of stress, anxiety, and fear regarding contagion and isolation. Bounce families need distraction and support to boost their resilience now more than ever. 

BOUNCE IT FORWARD® has been re-launched to include virtual experiences that create an “escape” from quarantine life and deliver excitement from the safety of home. Bounce has received recent outpour of overwhelmingly positive responses to the virtual outings.

Sea Lion Experience @ The Shedd Aquarium

Bounce families trained a sea lion using voice commands over Zoom

“Thank you, Shedd Aquarium, for the opportunity to see the sea lion. It was great to interact and get a glimpse of being a trainer. This brief encounter with the sea lion and Shedd Aquarium staff brought joy to my whole family.”

– April, Bounce Mom

UMPS CARE Q&A 

 Private Zoom with Dan Iassogna, MLB Umpire

“It was a nice baseball fix since I’ve been missing playing baseball this year. It gave me something to look forward to while having to stay home.” 

– Kevin, Bounce Sibling   

Meet & Greet with Chicago Bears 

 Private Zoom with Mr. McCaskey, Chicago Bears Chairman & Staley, the Bear

My boys loved the Zoom with Staley and Mr. McCaskey! We have been locked down since March, since Zack is high-risk. The boys have not had play dates or a lot of social interaction. This was a fun break and an awesome experience! ” 

– Caroline, Bounce Mom    

Meet & Greet with Andrew Benintendi  

Private Zoom Event

Giving kids this opportunity, especially during quarantine, has been so uplifting for themit meant more than you will ever know! GO ANDREW AND GO RED SOX!! ⚾️” 

– Natalie, Bounce Mom    

Story Time with Rebecca J. Gomez 

Private Zoom Event for Virtual Story Telling by the author

We would like to thank Bounce and Rebecca for taking the time to share this wonderful story with our family. It allowed us to change up our routine for a little bit and have some fun. ” 

– April, Bounce Mom