The KEYS Program

 
 

Paulie's Super Siblings

  

On July 17, 2014, superhero Paul “Paulie” Morley earned his angel wings after a valiant fight against ALL T-Cell Leukemia just a few months before his 3rd birthday. In 2015, the KEYS Program and Paulie’s parents partnered to create Paulie’s Super Siblings! This program provides assistance to the behind-the-scenes super heroes, the siblings of kids battling cancer, who often feel lonely, left out and are in need of extra love,support and smiles.

 

“We are very happy to add this much needed program to our roster of patient support programs at KEYS,” said Colleen Bennett, KEYS Program Founder. “Paulie’s parents wanted to somehow provide support to siblings in memory of Paulie. They initially started researching creating Paulie’s Fight Foundation, but after talking more this past year, we thought it would be wonderful to combine forces and simply add Paulie’s Super Siblings to the roster of patient support programs we provide at the KEYS Program. Since Paulie is my cousin, and KEYS was created after the loss of my Dad to cancer, it is fitting we keep things in the family and that we add Paulie’s Super Siblings to our utreach.  I know that would make my Dad and my little buddy Paulie smile!”

 

Angela Morley, Paulie’s mother, had the vision for Paulie’s Super Siblings and heads up the program at KEYS. “Paulie’s Super Siblings is Angela’s idea and vision”, said Bennett.” She knows first-hand the struggles and needs of families who have a child battling cancer. Her strength, passion and drive to help families who are going through the same difficult journey is truly inspiring.” 

 

How to Nominate a Super Sibling

Although we would love to grant wishes for every sibling who is nominated, funding is limited.  In order to serve as many children as possible each year, the average cost of 1 wish is between $1000-$1500. Our goal is to grant 3 wishes in 2019.


The following criteria are in place based on available funding and where we currently have staff available to grant wishes.

  • Nominated child must have a sibling who has or had cancer. They can be a survivor, still fighting, or have passed.
  • Child must live in either the Upstate/Central NY region or within 2 hours of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
  • You must be the parent or guardian of the nominated child in order to nominate them.
  • Child must be 18 or younger on the date of nomination.
  • If the child is chosen follow up information will be requested. 
  • We accept nominations of siblings on an ongoing basis.  If your child is not selected this year, their application will automatically be rolled into the next year for consideration.

 

Please use the link below to nominate your child for a wish:

Paulie's Super Siblings Wish Application

  

Sponsor a Wish!

We are seeking businesses and organizations who would like to partner with us to grant the Wish of one Super Sibling in their area! 

 

All sponsors are recognized as the official "Wish Grantor" in all media relating to the Wish and are invited to attend and assist with the Wish reveal.  The cost to be a "Wish Grantor" sponsor is just $1,500.  

 

Please contact Paulie's Super Siblings Program Director Angela Morley at angela@thekeysprogram.org or give her a call at 315-256-8462 for more information. 

 

To Simply Make a Donation:

To make a donation to Paulie's Super Siblings program in memory of Paulie, just click on the DONATE BUTTON on our website or mail your donation to: 

The KEYS Program

308 Sherrill Road, Suite 100

Sherrill, NY 13461

315-363-6446

info@thekeysprogram.org

 

Please be sure to note "Paulie's Super Siblings" with your donation.

 

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not."  ~ Paulie's favorite quote from Dr. Seuss' The Lorax


 Meet 2018 Paulie's Super Sibling Vinny!

       

Sunday October 21, 2018 was Paulies Super Siblings wish day!!! This year's wish kid was Vinny. His older sister is a cancer survivor and pediatric cancer advocate. Vinny loves GameStop and YouTube. So we surprised him a shopping spree/day at Destiny USA! Check out these smiles from Sunday!!

Paulie's Mom Angela created Paulie's Super Siblings at the KEYS Program in memory of her son Paulie who passed away from cancer in order to deliver wishes and BIG smiles to the behind-the-scenes superheroes...siblings of kids battling cancer! Angela,Paulie's sister Haiden, Paulie's aunt Ashley and their wonderful friends gathered together on Angela's 30th birthday to make the day so very special for Vinny! How cool is that!?

Extra thanks to Roxy, Peter, Paul, and all the GameStop (Destiny in Syacuse NY location) crew for coming in and working with us to make Vinny's wish extra special!!! <3

BIG thanks to everyone who makes donations to the KEYS Program's Paulies Super Siblings program throughout the year to make wishes and smiles like this possible! We couldn't do it without you!! #pauliesmiles#vinnyrocks #hallyrocks #itsallaboutthesmiles #pauliessupersiblings


 

 

 Meet 2017 Paulie's Super Sibling Lily! 

Lily is younger sibling to Grant, Leukemia survivor and warrior! "Lily was still in diapers when her brother was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia" said Lily's mother Erin. "She was so good to him from day one. Occasionally she would go to his chemo treatment with us and go through all the motions with him. She could tell when he would get stressed and she would put her hand on his. She had so much empathy for her brother it was unreal. She was designed for it!"

Like many siblings, Lily has been by her brother's side throughout his treatment, comforting him, supporting him and loving him through it all. Because of the amazing sibling she is, we have selected Lily to be the recipient of our very first Paulie's Super Siblings wish!

Lily turns 8 on Nov 9th and has wished for some pretty awesome things! We presented Lily's wish to her at an awesome Chuck E Cheese birthday party our Smile Crew put together for her on November 10th!   Lily and her family set out after the birthday party to Boston to have a special birthday celebration at the American Girl Store and to spend a fun family weekend together!  

     


BIG Smiles Created at First Ever Paulie's Tractor Show at Granger's Farm Held Sept 12th, 2015!