BENEFITING: CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
What started as a ward for kids in the main Cleveland Clinic hospital back in 1951 has now become Cleveland Clinic Children’s; a specialist facility that still carries the nickname a “hospital within a hospital.” The staff cares for thousands of children each year, saving lives one child at a time. Child Life Specialists are health professional working within the hospital, assisting the patients cope with what’s happening to them. One service they provide the severely ill patients with is creating Medical Scrapbooks together with them to help ease the negative experiences associated with a lengthy hospital stay and severe illness. They’re especially dear to terminally ill child’s family as they create a lasting memory of their loved one. We are seeking to gift one child and their family with a Medical Scrapbook. Join our campaign and get involved!