Sandy Ollivier, respiratory therapist, Renown Children’s Hospital, Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Program
Imagine being a child or teenager who continuously deals with respiratory and digestive issues. What do you think life would be like? Inconvenient? Probably. Embarrassing? Most likely. Frustrating? Definitely.
Unfortunately, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-shortening, inherited disorder affecting Caucasians in the United States and can leave a child dealing with a variety of medical issues if not caught early or if left untreated. CF causes the body to produce mucus that is extremely thick and sticky. This can clog passages in many of the body’s organs (like the lungs and pancreas) making it difficult to breathe and maintain proper nutrition for healthy growth and …
Joel Muller, Vice President, Fund Development, Renown Health Foundation
Renown Health Foundation held its second annual gala to benefit Renown Children’s Hospital over the weekend – Magic 2011 was a big success. It truly is heart-warming to see how generous our community is and how fortunate we are that the community shares our vision of expanding healthcare services for children.
Proceeds from Magic 2011 will be used to purchase medical equipment for our youngest patients and keep quality healthcare close to home for kids and their families.
Click here to see our Magic 2011 photos of the more than 600 community members who attended the event.
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Angela McEvers, Child Life Specialist, Renown Children’s Hospital
For young children, the idea of going to sleep and having doctors operate on them to make them better can be all but incomprehensible, and having to face this experience in the unfamiliar surroundings of the hospital can leave them bewildered and scared.
Familiarizing a child patient with the hospital, the staff, even the type of operating room they will be in can significantly reduce the amount of stress they feel.
Children’s books that feature …