A hospital is no place for a sick child. While a child needs the technology and medical expertise available at a hospital when they are critically ill, they shouldn’t feel like they are in a “hospital”. That’s why we established the Starlight Unit at Comanche County Memorial Hospital as the goal for the first project of the Children’s Starlight Fund. Designed to provide all of the advanced medical care of a hospital setting in the comfort and security of a family-centered and child-friendly environment, the Starlight Unit provides the best of both worlds. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are pleased that the Starlight Unit became a reality in January, 2009. Featuring a homelike environment, patient rooms are furnished with comfortable surroundings to encourage family interaction.

Current Goal

Raise funds to purchase new pediatric equipment and an entertainment system for the children.

Help a Child

You can be part of our mission. Giving opportunities are available at any level. A discerning donor may choose to make a donation to be used where needed most, or select a specific item they would like to donate to the Starlight Unit. Specific donor opportunities are listed here. Please contact the Comanche County Memorial Hospital at 580.585.5406 for more information. If you would like to mail a donation to the Children's Starlight Fund, please send to P.O. Box 2309, Section 1, Lawton, OK 73502. Thank you for your continued support!

SHINING STAR: Madison

Madison Burk is a typical teenage girl who is extremely active and the apple of her parents' eyes, Dewayne and Tiffani Burk of Lawton, Oklahoma. She has a caring attitude that is always apparent and shines brightly through her infectious smile. In 2008, Madison had a horrible accident on an ATV that left part of her arm crushed. The pain and suffering she went through was excruciating for both Madison and her parents.