The Importance Of Giving Back
“If I can save one child’s life, that makes my life more valuable today.”
My son was about six years old when a pediatrician referred him to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He’d become very sick, to the point that he needed a feeding tube when he was admitted.
It turns out his body was basically poisoning itself – the kind of thing no parent wants their child to live through. But I knew right away that we were in the best of hands at Phoenix Children’s, and my precious boy recovered under their watchful attention.
It was very comforting as a mother to witness both the expert treatment and the tender care the staff gave him. My son is still here with me today – a healthy and thriving 27-year-old – because the medical staff at Phoenix Children’s saved his life all those years ago.
I toured the Hospital recently, and I was blown away by how much the facilities have grown and improved since our time there. I could barely recognize the building I was in! It’s amazing to know donor dollars make that happen.
Everyone at Phoenix Children’s is truly exceptional at what they do and I want to do my part to help, as well. My parents always set an amazing example of generosity for me, and I think that’s part of what motivated my decision to include Phoenix Children’s in my estate plans. I think it’s so very important that I give back. And now that I have given back, I feel wonderful about what I’ve done – as if we’ve come full circle.
If I can help one child get better or have a better quality of life in any way that would be my wish, because Phoenix Children’s did that for my child.
We realize these are challenging times, but we also know that a bit of good news can go a long way in brightening someone’s day. That’s why we are sharing moments of good news from the hospital, to remind you that even in this time of social distancing, you are not alone.