The owners of the Sea Life hotel chain first got to know Shalva by hearing the stories of mothers who attend Shalva’s Me and My Mommy program. These little bursts of hope, love and inspiration opened their hearts and ignited a fire to contribute something meaningful to these dedicated parents. It was decided that Shalva parents deserve a vacation getaway.

A group of families were treated to a two-night stay, free of charge. There was an option for parents to vacation as a couple to bring the whole family along. The attending families have not had the opportunity to enjoy a vacation like this in years, and in some cases ever.

Raising a child with disabilities is a challenge that does not have a finish line, but these hotel stays – catalyzed by Shalva inspiration – created a revitalizing respite experience that will strengthen these families for a long time to come.