Our team is passionate about creating a comforting and uplifting experience for children during their time in the hospital. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to explore their imagination, learn, and find joy, no matter their circumstances. With Finny the Flying Fish Foundation, we hope to bring a little bit of happiness and inspiration to the brave children who are fighting every day!
What is whale wishes.org all about? (A narrative)
It’s 4 a.m. and Angela Angelfish is awake. She has chemo at 6 a.m., and her mother is asleep in the hospital bed next to hers. She reaches for her iPad to go to Whalewishes.org to check her “Fishnook” mailbox to see if she has any “Whale Wishes” from people around the world. Yes! She has 14: two from Japan, three from Europe and the rest from the United States.
Angela’s heart beams. She is not alone — people care. She can make it through this. She lays back down, hugs her mother and goes back to sleep.
This is not from a book. It is an example of the vision behind Finny the Flying Fish Foundation, a child-friendly environment created by Chuck Smith to bring joy to the daily lives of children in hospitals with life-threatening illnesses.