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Testimonials


New Testimonials!


Michael

(Bounce Kiddo)

“When I’m with Bounce, I totally forget about my disease. It’s great to just get away from the bad things that are going on in your life.”

Hazel

(Bounce Intern)

“I worked on real, impactful projects that meet emotional and mental health needs that exist far beyond the hospital room.”

Brittany

(Program Manager, Bounce)

“Building community for those who need it most, fulfilment from the best job ever.

Tessa

Tessa

(Bounce Intern)

“My job is to put Bounce’s impact – the smiles created and the lives transformed – into words; but all too often Bounce leaves me speechless!”


Bounce Families


Aaliyah’s family

Jessica

(Bounce Sibling)

Bounce gives us real family time. It helps us ease out of always worrying about my sister.

Family Christmas picture

Michael

(Bounce Dad)

Don’t underestimate the amazing healing power of Bounce events.

Selena at a Bounce event

Pam

(Bounce Mom)

It’s wonderful to go out knowing she’s with friends who don’t care if she’s perfect- because none of us are.

Kids with Lego Darth Vader

Jessica D

(Bounce Mom)

Nobody has the same journey. It’s so nice to meet other people and see we’re not so different.

Anita Barraza two of her three kids ride wheelchairs

Anita

(Bounce Mom)

Bounce turned the green light on for us. It’s easy to be consumed with the ‘we can’ts’. Bounce turned the green light on for us.

Taylor Bridgette Kevin Kyleigh Bounce Kiddo Aidan Jim

Jim

(Bounce Dad)

We found our place. We found our people. With Bounce, we get to see our kids truly be themselves.

Kathryn

(Bounce Mom)

“Bounce creates an environment in which Reid can continue to grow physically, socially and emotionally.”

Isa & JuanCa

(Bounce Siblings)

“Bounce makes dreams come true, for everybody.”


Bounce Kiddos


Jahrel wearing some fashionable glasses at a Bounce Bash(tm) skating event.

Jahrel

It gives the kids opportunities to be themselves. It’s just such a joyful feeling. We love it.

– Tenille (Mom)
Tommy at Bounce Bash® Chicago Bears Training Camp

Tommy

It’s the camaraderie of everyone having the same situation and knowing nobody will look at you funny because of your special equipment.

– Maggie (Mom)
Thanks to Bounce

Saida

“Thanks to Bounce, I don’t feel alone at all. Bounce is actually a part of my family.”

 

Michael

“When I’m with Bounce, I totally forget about my disease. It’s great to just get away from the bad things that are going on in your life.”


Healthcare Partners


Picture of Colleen Harper

Colleen

Director of Developmental, Rehabilitative and Child Life Services at La Rabida Children’s Hospital

Play is the work of children. That’s how children learn. And Bounce makes sure everyone gets a chance to play and learn.

Picture of Lindsay Cousins

Lindsay

Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital University of Illinois

Kids want to be normal and fit in, and Bounce gives them that outlet.

Stethoscope

Robyn

Child Life Services Director at Rush Children’s Hospital

I firmly believe Bounce builds resiliency, and helps children cope better with their illness or disability.


Volunteers


Corey Martens

Corey

Partner, KPMG Forensic

Want to build a better tomorrow? Join Bounce. We provide a better life and community for kids who will be the future.

Nicole Henning

Nicole

Partner, Jones Day

Bounce is a dose of therapy – families with real problems handle them with such grace and dignity. What great perspective and inspiration!

Pete

Vice President, CBRE, Inc.

The look on the kid’s faces and the enjoyment on the parents’ faces at a Bounce event is an instant connection.

Dom Lopez

Dom

Former Intern

Working for a nonprofit was better than I ever imagined. You really get out of this opportunity what you put in.

David W

Partner, Jones Day

“I just want to give (Bounce Parents) a chance to sit down and decompress, knowing their kids are safe and having fun.”

David Dunlap

David D

 Senior Account Manager, entara

“…a sense of safety, navigation and structure that clearly helps families deal with chronic illness.”

Tessa

Tessa

Bounce Intern

“My job is to put Bounce’s impact – the smiles created and the lives transformed – into words; but all too often Bounce leaves me speechless!”

Hazel

Bounce Intern

“I worked on real, impactful projects that meet emotional and mental health needs that exist far beyond the hospital room.”


Supporters


Nicole Henning

Nicole

 Partner, Jones Day

Want to join a non-profit where you feel you’re really making a difference? Join Bounce!

Brittany

 Program Manager, Bounce

Building community for those who need it most, fulfilment from the best job ever.