Walk around the University of Rochester’s River Campus, the backdrop for the annual Stroll for Strong Kids Walk and 5K Race, and you’ll find plenty of big, beautiful trees. Much like Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, each tree carries an abundance of branches, which extend from one solid and deeply rooted base. And like each branch, every family touched by the children’s hospital has their own set of reasons for giving back.
In light of this year’s Miracle Weekend, with the Stroll for Strong Kids on Saturday, June 2, and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon (CMNH) on Sunday, June 3, we invite you to read the following stories about some of the families who joining us for this one-of-a-kind community-wide celebration. They all come from different walks of life, but are bound together by their appreciation for the compassionate care they’ve received right here in Rochester.
- Mia Fallone – A little girl with a host of complicated health issues finds hope.
- Fiona Show – A baby with an alarming prognosis gets a fresh start in life.
- Lexie Hobart – A little girl with mysterious seizures finds great care close to home.
- Stella Tortora – An alarming emergency visit ends with a sigh of relief.
- Kendall and Sidney Reed– Fairport twins born premature are given the care they need to survive and thrive.
- Colby George – A boy with a serious heart condition gets the surgery he needs.
Whether you decide to walk or run in the Stroll for Strong Kids on Saturday, June 2; kick back and watch News 10 NBC’s CMNH Telethon on, Sunday, June 3; or take part in both, know that by joining the thousands of families who have pledged their support, you’re making a huge difference in the lives of our most valuable asset — our community’s children. To learn more about these events and other ways to get involved with Golisano Children’s Hospital, visit www.givetokids.urmc.edu.