Pediatric Angel Network


Co-Founders: Deborah Ratynski BSN RN 

Michael Jay Nusbaum MD,FACS,FASMBS

President & CEO: Deborah Ratynski BSN RN 


Michael Jay Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS


Secretary: Jill Elizabeth Evans

Treasurer: Raymond Sedgh, MD

Board of Directors:

Michael Nusbaum, MD, FACS, FASMBS

Deborah Ratynski, BSN RN 

Jill Evans, LPN

Sister Elizabeth Delessio



Are you caring for a child with a long term illness or disability?


Are you finding it difficult to provide the supplies needed?


Are you finding you need to choose between food or medicine?


Are you feeling overwhelmed by the 24/7 care?


The Pediatric Angel Network may be able to help.


~Financial assistance with expenses incurred by and directly related to the child's illness or disability


~Providing medical supplies which insurance will not cover yet are necessary for the child's basic care and medical needs.  


~Youth mentoring program to promote play, joy, and inclusiveness in the childs life...and a much needed break for the caregiver. 


~Assistance with paying for lifesaving, nonexperimental operations not covered by insurance  

 Started in 2010 by Deborah Ratynski, R.N., The Pediatric Angel Network's goal is to provide assistance in the care of an ill or disabled child. Deborah became aware of a quiet tragedy occurring in our own neighborhoods. As a visiting nurse for pediatric patients, Deborah found that many families were unable to afford the most basic of supplies to care for their sick child. These families were struggling with financial hardships in the care of their child due to uncovered medical expenses, forcing some families to choose between purchasing groceries  and buying necessary medications and supplies. Wanting to give these kids the best chance at a healthy life, Deborah met and collaborated with other  concerned professionals from the community...and the Pediatric Angel Network was born. 

The Pediatric Angel Network provides financial and material assistance to families of children with a longterm illness or disability. Families may be experiencing difficulty due to expenses not covered by insurance. Our 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization was created to help these families ease some the hardships they may be encountering due to their child's illness or disability. This charity exists to help these families obtain the resources required to give their child...a fighting chance!

  We can not hold a torch to light another's path ...

               without brightening our own.  

                                                                                                     ~ Ben Sweetland