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The Dr. Fairytale Program 

Found­ed 16 years ago by the Gal­li The­ater, the Dr. Fairy­tale Pro­gram brings the edu­ca­tion­al and heal­ing val­ue of fairy­tales and sto­ry­telling to seri­ous­ly ill chil­dren and their fam­i­lies, in hos­pi­tals, cri­sis areas and shel­ters. When fam­i­lies need sup­port, Dr. Fairy­tale is there with award-win­ning pro­grams, avail­able at no cost to those in need — in New York, across the nation and internationally.

In Need

About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will devel­op can­cer before their 20th birth­day. When a child is diag­nosed with a life-threat­en­ing ill­ness, they are cop­ing with emo­tion­al dis­tress and anx­i­ety. Their needs go far beyond what even the best med­ical care can provide.

They need an out­let to cope with their emo­tions, they need friends who give them hope, they need good sto­ries, which help them heal their souls: fairytales.

 Why Fairy­tales?

Fairy­tales deliv­er mes­sages of growth and trans­for­ma­tion. They are heal­ing sto­ries that teach chil­dren how to over­come chal­lenges and help them cope with feel­ings of fear, anx­i­ety, and depres­sion. Fairy­tales restore joy, hope and  laugh­ter to the lives of chil­dren and fam­i­lies at a time often laden with stress and uncer­tain­ty. 

What We Do!

When seri­ous­ly ill kids and their fam­i­lies need more than med­i­cine, Dr. Fairy­tale is there with com­pas­sion and inno­va­tion, cre­at­ing moments of cre­ativ­i­ty, joy and hope. Man­aged by a pro­fes­sion­al staff and pow­ered by vol­un­teers, Dr. Fairy­tale brings the wealth of fairy­tales and their trans­for­ma­tion­al pow­er in a time of cri­sis. 

What Is New?

The Gal­li The­ater has now expand­ed our Dr. Fairy­tale pro­gram to include The Ronald McDon­ald House, Belle­vue Hos­pi­tal, Brook­dale Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal,  Elis­a­beth Seton Pedi­atric Cen­ter and Memo­r­i­al Sloan Ket­ter­ing Can­cer Center.

Cur­rent­ly no shows avail­able. Please check in anoth­er time. 
Non-For-Prof­it Organisation

The Gal­li The­ater and its Dr. Fairy­tale pro­gram needs your help! Our pro­gram is fund­ed 100% by car­ing indi­vid­u­als like your­self and we need your sup­port. We have sev­er­al per­for­mances every month, as well as work­shop for chil­dren at the Sanc­tu­ary for Fam­i­lies. Please help us to keep our pro­gram fund­ed. With your gen­er­ous dona­tion we can con­tin­ue to bring the­ater and art to chil­dren who oth­er­wise have no access.

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