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Classroom Hours:
The Brett Torino Foundation Classroom (named for its donor) at Sunrise Children’s Hospital is open every day, Monday – Friday.

Classroom Staff: Lydia Adame, M.Ed, Director of Education, may be contacted at NVCCF by calling 702.735.8434 (office) or 702.205.1514 (cell).

In 2008, NVCCF began the In-Patient Education Services program, which includes a school room and continued education for children that suffer from life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, sickle cell, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia, and immune related diseases.  It is designed to help critically ill children keep up with their schoolwork during the treatment and recovery from their illness (Pre-K-12th grade students/patients are welcome.)

Several years ago, NVCCF initiated research, which discovered that education stood out significantly among primary factors, such as family life and finances, that most impact a child’s quality of life during treatment.  Named for its donor, The Brett Torino Foundation Education Services Program provides normalcy and empowerment for children whose lives have been changed due to a critical illness.

The classroom is equipped with school supplies and is managed, staffed, and facilitated by NVCCF.