At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu, care extends far beyond hospital walls. The medical team is devoted to providing patients the opportunity to identify activities they enjoy so they can return to their communities as active, confident and productive citizens. The hospital staff plans activities and partners with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their potential inside and outside the hospital.
The Honolulu Shriners Hospital sometimes receives requests to meet our patients or families. Our patient ambassadors have made appearances on Hawaii Five-0, volunteered as standard bearers at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, made speeches and appearances at hospital fundraisers and events and have made numerous television, print, radio and social media appearances. If you and/or your child are interested in becoming an ambassador, please contact the marketing and communications department.
WOCN supports an annual educational camp for Hawaii adolescents with bowel and bladder issues. Hawaii Bowel Ostomy and Bladder and Support Connect also has a monthly support group meeting. Learn more about WOCN.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a nationwide network of approximately 93 state and local voluntary agencies (UCP affiliates) that provide services, conduct public and professional education programs and support research in cerebral palsy. Learn more at ucpahi.org.
At MDA camp, kids with neuromuscular disease discover a world created specifically for them and meet many other kids sharing the same needs and experiences. Learn more about MDA camp.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Learn more about Special Olympics Hawaii.
Imua Kakou Trykes is a nonprofit organization that helps children gain mobility and independence through adaptive tricycles.
AccesSurf is a nonprofit organization creating community based programs for anyone with a disability to enjoy the water. Learn more about AccessSurf.
Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii offers horseback riding lessons to improve the minds and bodies of riders using horses as partners. THH specializes in physically or mentally disabled children and adults, but provides instruction to riders of any ability. Learn more about THH.
WASUP stands for Wheelchair Adapted Stand Up Paddling. We've partnered with the Adaptive Freedom Foundation to enable our patients to experience the freedom of stand up paddling on the ocean.