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I am so excited to be participating in the 2019 CHOC Walk in the Park at the Disneyland Resort on August 11th to raise funds for CHOC Children's Hospital!
As many of you know, CHOC has been a part of our lives since Lucy was two months old. At only 7 lbs., she was diagnosed with failure to thrive and her pediatrician thought she heard a heart murmur. She sent us to CHOC emergency room where we spent the scariest night of our lives. We were immediately surrounded by the dedicated doctors and nurses who were determined to help our little Lucy. When our insurance recommended transferring Lucy to another hospital, the ER doc got on the phone with the insurance directly to make a case for why CHOC was the best place for our little one to receive treatment. Lucy was admitted and the nurse in the Cardiac ICU sent me to bed to get some rest and stayed in our room rubbing Lucy’s back and soothing her to sleep. She was absolutely amazing! Over the next 24 hours we met with cardiologists, geneticists, and other specialists completely focused on helping Lucy to thrive. She had heart surgery the following day to perform a PDA ligation, where they deflated her lung and repaired her heart from the back. She immediately began to improve in color and energy level. They saved our daughter’s life without question. During our stay Lucy was well cared for and they did their best to care for Arthur and I as well as the many visitors who stopped in the see Lucy during the following week. After her discharge, we continued to work with CHOC for her follow up care. All that CHOC has done for our family would be difficult to repay, but we have resolved to give back by participating in the CHOC Walk each year.
The fundraising efforts of the CHOC Walk make an immediate impact on families going through the most challenging time in their lives. CHOC provides the highest level of care not only to patients, but to the siblings, parents, and extended family that make up their critical support teams.
Please help me exceed my fundraising goal for the benefit of the children and families of Southern California by:
-Donating now by clicking the "Donate" button above or
-Joining me at CHOC's magical morning at the Disneyland® Resort by registering now
Every dollar counts for kids!