Isabella meets her ballerina friend Patsy!

Isabella is a sweet, energetic, future ballerina! She absolutely loves dancing, so we thought that she and Patsy, a local ballet teacher, would make the perfect pair!

For their first adventure, Patsy and Isabella visited behind the scenes at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s production of Alice and Wonderland. Isabella could hardly contain her excitement as they toured backstage, and she was equally thrilled to watch the performance!

​Patsy visits Isabella whenever she comes to Children’s for treatment. The two ballerinas spend their visits in the playroom, doing puzzles, playing make believe, and dancing! Isabella has so much excitement when Patsy visits, it’s clear that it is the best part about her time in the hospital!

Activity Kits

​Help 8-year-old Joe

Future Scientist

Get a science experiment kit to explore with his mentor!

​Help 9-year-old Myla

Future Artist

Get art supplies to create with her mentor!

Help 23-year-old Erik

Future Coffee Barista

Get coffee supplies to learn how to create specialty drinks with his mentor!

The pandemic showed many people what social isolation is really like. It also showed there are many other great ways to connect. That’s why we launched our activity kits. These mailed out packages provide fun activities for our mentors and kids/young adults to do together — virtually.

Reach Out to Us

Or contact Friendship@ConnectingChampions.org / 412.376.3755