A Special Visit from Santa
He may be getting ready to fly all around the world but Santa recently took some time out of his extremely busy schedule to visit the nicest kids around. Of course, we’re talking about our awesome patients here at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The kids wrote extra special letters to Santa so he could see not only why they should be listed at the top of the Nice list, but also what would make their holidays very merry.
Cheyenne is 12 years old and has done a good job sharing her things (and eating candy canes!).
Six-year-old Jose wanted Santa to know how good he was for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital staff when it comes to taking his medicine.
Rylin, aged 8, is hoping Santa will deliver an art set and a camera this year.
Max is 12 years old and has tried very hard to get good grades and not spend too much time watching TV. In addition to the PS4 he’s hoping for, he’d most like to get to spend time with his family.
Three-year-old Luis has been extra good this year and all he wants for Christmas is to be able to go home with his family to Las Vegas.
Donik is 6 years old and has been helping out Mom and doing really well in school.
Five-year-old Purneet has helped Mom around the house with decorating and Sister make her very own snowman.
These letters help remind us that at the end of the day, we’ve got some really amazing kids to care for and we wouldn’t be able to do so without your help and support. So as you get ready to celebrate the holidays with your loved ones, thanks for all you do for Phoenix Children’s Hospital!
P.S. If you’re looking for last minute gift ideas, don’t forget you can make a donation in someone’s honor. What could be a better gift than to help spread healing and hope to the very deserving kids treated right here at Phoenix Children’s Hospital?
When Michael Kruer was in medical school, he knew he wanted to work with children. But his advisors cautioned him against specializing in neurology. They told him it was one of the most difficult fields to practice — and that he may never be able to look a patient in the eye and tell them he could take away what ails them. Dr. Kruer took this as a challenge.
Active and bright at 5 years old with dreams of becoming a ballerina, Kaitlynn developed a movement disorder called dystonia and became unable to walk, talk, feed herself or hold a pencil for years. Her family brought her to Phoenix Children’s Hospital after being told by a neurologist in another state there wasn’t anything that could be done for her.
Last month, we were faced with an important problem here at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Several of the Radio Flyer wagons that we use to transport young patients around the Hospital had gone missing and needed to be replaced. These wagons provide invaluable comfort to little ones who are already dealing with a lot while in an unfamiliar environment.