Walk a mile in our families’ footsteps to understand the importance of walking in Fred’s Footsteps.

A Mile in Their Footsteps invites you to enter the private lives of our families to feel what it’s like to live life in the upside down. When a child is critically ill, injured, or lives with a chronic disease, a family’s world shifts off its axis. Daily life is tenuous and stressful as caregivers and siblings go into survival mode. What does it take to stay afloat?

Delve deeper into the experiences of our families to see the hardships they endure through their own lens. The struggle is real – but so is the real-time, real-life relief we provide.

Kellen's Footsteps

Kellen of Newark, Delaware, lives with a rare disease. Characterized by muscle weakness and overall fatigue, nemaline rod congenital myopathy makes daily life a struggle. When his mother, Corrine, left her job to become Kellen’s full-time caretaker, it created a financial strain on their single-parent household. The emotional toll is palpable as Kellen undergoes interventions and treatments for everything from speech and nutrition to mobility and breathing. Watch how Fred’s Footsteps brought some relief to this family in the form of an accessible shower.

Robbi Marie's Path

Rob and Tonya’s precious baby girl, Robbi Marie, is a blessing and a true miracle. This family made it through 361 days of intensive care in the hospital, but their journey of caring for a medically-complex child in their Pennsauken, NJ, home was just beginning.

Grace's Path

The Wallace Family was settling into life in Delaware County, getting ready to welcome their second child. When their daughter was born prematurely, at just 24 weeks gestation, it led to a crisis they could have never seen coming, let alone financially prepare for.


Help change the life of a family caring for a medically-complex child.