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Although Kadence is no longer with us, her spirit and warm smile lives on in the charitable efforts of her foundation.


The KJF is proud to announce the creation of The Kadence Jae Foundation Fund through The Pennsylvania State University, in support of the Child Life program at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children's Hospital.  Our fund will be the catalyst for our fundraising efforts for years to come and will directly support Child Life programs that are aimed at making children's stays in the hospital as comfortable as possible through art, music and craft entertainment.

In 2014, a second fund was started at Penn State Hershey called the Kadence Jae Foundation Fund for Patient and Family Centered Care.  We are the first foundation to create a fund to begin this program which supports the needs of parents who have a child in the hospital for a long-term stay.

About Kadence



Our Purpose


   The Kadence Jae Foundation was started in 2013, in honor and remembrance of Kadence Jae Shatto. In August 2012, Kadence who was 6 years old at the time, lost her battle against a rare blood disease called HLH. During her fight, she spent many days and sometimes weeks in the hospital going through intense treatments. Kadence loved crafts and all the new toys, blankets, stuffed animals, and various activities that were offered to make her as comfortable as possible while spending so much time in the hospital.

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The Kadence

Jae Foundation


The foundation was created in her memory and to support children and their families that are suffering from childhood illnesses while also spreading awareness about Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis (HLH) and other Hystiocytosis Diseases.