Your Generosity of the HERO Fund Helps Children at McLeod Health
McLeod Children’s Hospital treats more than 56,000 children a year. Many of these families may worry about providing for special needs as their precious children recuperate.
As these needs are often urgent, the HERO Fund was established. Gifts like yours help the HERO Fund bridge the gap for children and their families who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Jennifer Yacoubian, a dedicated volunteer for the Children’s Hospital, graciously agreed
to chair the HERO Fund Committee to help make sure these families get the support they need. She was moved to support the Foundation because of the care her daughter Olivia received from McLeod Pediatric Rehabilitation.
“The children of our region deserve the best healthcare that we can possibly provide, and the HERO Fund is the perfect vehicle to help as many children as possible,” she explained.
Jennifer and the HERO Fund Committee were touched by the recent story of a child you helped.
Because of loyal supporters like you, the HERO Fund was able to assist a nineteen-month-old boy who was admitted with a brain cyst. After three surgeries and several months of rehabilitation, he was finally ready to go home.
Due to the growth of the cyst, he experienced severe developmental delays. He had difficulty sitting up and holding objects so he needed to remain in a crib once discharged. The HERO Fund purchased a crib and jogging stroller to help the child have a safe place to sleep and sit while working on these developmental delays.
When asked how others can assist, Jennifer said, “Making a gift to the HERO Fund is a very meaningful way to help. Volunteers are also essential and there is no such thing as a small task. Thank you for caring enough about our children to give.”