Thanks to the overwhelming support of the community, St. Vincent Healthcare associates and providers, and generous sponsors, more than $100,000 was raised through the 7th annual St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation's Call for Kids Mediathon in support of St. Vincent Healthcare Children's Healthcare. We provide the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Surgery Program, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Board Certified physicians and nursing staff providing a variety of pediatric specialty services. Your contributions benefitted patients like Benny, who was diagnosed with a very rare disease known as infant botulism.
“My baby was three months old and fought for six weeks on a ventilator because of a bacteria that he picked up in the soil,” said Benny’s mother, Jessica. “Ultimately, we owe everything to St. V’s. The nurses and staff picked us up when it felt like our world’s were falling apart. Benny is now three years old and is thriving.”
Donations may still be made by visiting svhkids.org, or by texting KIDS to 32037.