Home for the Holidays
Sarai learning with Tara, a child life specialist.
We all want to be home for the holidays, especially children who have been spending their days in the hospital. In fact, going home for the holidays is their greatest wish. Your gift will help make their wishes come true.
Last Thanksgiving, Sarai was diagnosed with stage 4 sarcoma. She received treatment five days a week for nearly a year, which meant she missed holiday parties and the rest of kindergarten. The team at Golisano Children’s Hospital focused on getting her well while also making her visits fun and educational. This year, she’ll be home with her family for the holidays.
Golisano Children’s Hospital provides lifesaving care to kids in need. And when the kids can’t be home, Golisano keeps them close to home and together with their families.
There’s No Place Like Home
Kadin was diagnosed with kidney cancer and had surgery the next day to remove his kidney and a tumor that was the size of a cantaloupe and weighed 2 pounds. He required intensive chemotherapy and radiation therapy for eight months. Kadin is now in remission and will celebrate the holidays with his sister.
Kennedy’s mother Marie had preeclampsia, and Kennedy was born nine weeks early at Golisano Children’s Hospital, weighing 2 pounds, 15 ounces. She spent six weeks at the hospital before going home, weighing 4 pounds, 11 ounces. Now she’s caught up with her peers on growth charts.
Jason Jones, aka “Big Mama” on B103.9FM’s morning show, and Sara’s son Finnegan was born 11 weeks early at Golisano Children’s Hospital weighing just 3 pounds, 1 ounce. He spent 72 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Sara celebrated her first Mother’s Day at the hospital where she and Jason kept vigil.
Thanks to supporters like you, these children will be home with their families for the holidays.
Summer with her dad, Mark
On Jan. 1, 2015, at the age of 10, Summer was hit by a car while playing with friends. The Golisano Children’s Hospital team did their best to keep a smile on her face while she recovered. In thanks, she sold cookies she baked to raise money. She now has a nonprofit called Summers Project and has raised thousands of dollars to support programs at the hospital that helped her.