Our Keaton’s Teen Alliance (KTA) exists to gain a better understanding of the many challenges our teens face throughout their journeys.
The Teen Alliance strives to build connections amongst each other, spread kindness to the world, and is meant to be a fun way overall to promote mental wellness. In honor of building connections and spreading kindness to others, Keaton’s hosted an event with teen patients and their teen siblings to celebrate the magic of Valentine’s Day. Teens had the opportunity to create tie blankets to keep or gift to a loved one, and they made the kind decision to create Valentine’s cards for adult oncology patients. When deciding to spread love and promote mental well-being to adult cancer patients, 17-year-old Teen Ambassador, Conor, shared “I feel like the care shouldn’t only be directed at children. If adults are in pain, they should be helped. If we have the opportunity to do so, we should.”
Thank you to our AMAZING teens for coming together to make new friendships and create an inclusive safe space for everyone to share their deepest feelings and experiences. Keaton’s team is forever committed to supporting the emotional well-being of the adolescents we serve.