Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Help the Kids at Primary Children's

Yesterday and today is the KSL Radiothon to raise money for Primary Children's Medical Center. I hope that you will consider making a donation to this wonderful facility.

My little boy, now two and a half months old, was born with spina bifida. He is doing great thanks to a generous Heavenly Father and His helpers on earth: the doctors, nurses, and staff at Primary Children's Medical Center and the University of Utah Hospital. The people at both hospitals were truly wonderful to us. It is hard to imagine how difficult it must be to deal with so many people at the most distressing times of their lives. Yet they treated my boy with compassion and competence.

In our visits to the hospital, a quick survey of the waiting room makes it fairly obvious that we're not dealing with lots of affluent people. Good medical help isn't cheap. But no one is turned away. It sounds like generous contributions from the community make this possible. I hope you can join in to help those kids without the means to help themselves.

1 comment:

Frank Staheli said...

Our experience was similar to yours.

My 9-year-old son recently visited Primary children's for an MRI. It turned out that nothing was wrong, thank heavens. But the takeaway he and my wife had was that they were amazed at how kind and courteous the staff were. We can imagine how many people Primary Children's must deal with each day, but they spend caring time with each one of them.

That in and of itself is a good reason to donate.