The Indiana Chapter of\u00a0A\u00a0Kid Again serves children who are facing life-threatening diagnoses and their families by\u00a0hosting monthly, all-inclusive\u00a0events, referred to as \u201cAdventures,\u201d\u00a0such as day\u00a0trips to\u00a0amusement parks or baseball games. The Adventures not only serve\u00a0as\u00a0debt-free diversions, but they also provide the opportunity for networking with other families who are going through similar medical trials. Indy\u2019s Child\u00a0had the opportunity to speak with the\u00a0Kirk family, the\u00a0first family\u00a0to participate in\u00a0A Kid\u00a0Again\u2019s\u00a0Indiana Chapter. Carrie Kirk, mom to four children \u2014 her\u00a0son, Cameron,\u00a0has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia\u00a0\u2014\u00a0described how the monthly adventures provided her family with a break. She\u00a0said that\u00a0getting to know other\u00a0families, especially other moms\u00a0in similar situations,\u00a0helped her feel less isolated.\u00a0Kirk\u00a0also loved that Cameron\u2019s siblings were included and\u00a0could\u00a0enjoy a day of fun, even when Cameron\u00a0was hospitalized and\u00a0couldn\u2019t\u00a0participate in an Adventure.\u00a0 Since the Kirks joined in 2018, A Kid Again\u00a0has served\u00a0115 families.\u00a0We\u00a0sat down with\u00a0Katie\u00a0Pappas, executive director for A Kid\u00a0Again\u2019s\u00a0Indiana Chapter,\u00a0to learn\u00a0how this organization\u00a0is trying\u00a0to help as many Hoosier families as possible.\u00a0 How did\u00a0A Kid\u00a0Again\u2019s\u00a0Indiana Chapter\u00a0begin?\u00a0 A Kid Again began more than 20 years ago in Columbus, Ohio. Our founder, Jeffrey\u00a0Damron, saw a need for not just one special opportunity for a family, but something that provided an ongoing escape from the reality of never\u00a0ending doctor\u2019s appointments.\u00a0\u00a0 The\u00a0Indiana Chapter started\u00a0in 2018. A few passionate volunteers knew\u00a0that\u00a0there were families in Indiana\u00a0that\u00a0could benefit from A Kid Again. Exploring expansion beyond Ohio, Indiana was the most logical place to start. After meetings with the Child Life Teams at Riley Children\u2019s Hospital and Peyton Manning Children\u2019s Hospital, the excitement among their staff provided the assurance that Adventures\u00a0were a true need among families.\u00a0 Can you share a special memory that you have of working with the Kirk Family?\u00a0 I first met the Kirk family at our largest organization-wide Adventure\u00a0to Kings Island. The Kirks were selected to help open the park that day, and they could not have been more excited. I distinctly remember Carrie telling me\u00a0that\u00a0this was the first fun thing they had done as a family since Cameron\u2019s diagnosis. In that moment, I realized the true impact that this kind of diagnosis can have on the entire family. How can\u00a0we\u00a0support your program?\u202f Volunteers are important to the success of our\u00a0Adventures \u2014\u00a0they help plan, organize and implement these fun activities. We also need people to help spread the word! Because we do not charge\u00a0families to participate in any\u00a0Adventure, we rely on the generous support of individuals and companies in the community. For more information about A Kid\u00a0Again\u2019s\u00a0Indiana Chapter, visit\u00a0akidagain.org\/indiana.