Saturday, April 29, 2017

It's actually happening!



Thursday we had our "hard hat", without hard hats, tour! It was so amazing to hear about all the changes that are coming. We toured the steel walls of the surgical floor and the almost complete ICU and PICU. Mia has been a surgical patient numerous times, stayed in the PICU, ICU and been in pre-operating and recovery rooms for both inpatient and outpatient surgeries in the old hospital.  It will be humbling to experience them all again in the new hospital, being able to truly appreciate the difference. We even heard about the surgery room where Mia will have her next spinal surgery. The improvements to the room set ups and technology are fascinating! It would be pretty cool if our consultation ends up in our Mia's Marchers room! 

We owe all of our team participants and sponsors an amazing "thank you" for their constant support. The room you are sponsoring will be used by thousands of families every year. Currently, the hospital performs about 20,000 surgeries a year and that is projected to increase once the surgical suite is finished and they bring in more pediatric surgeons!

How wonderful to share this post as we begin to recruit more team members and donors to Mia's Marchers all benefiting Golisano Children's Hospital and Mia's Marchers Family Consult Room on the 4th floor! Come join and be a part of this special dedication. You can tell all your friends that YOU helped make this amazing thing happen!!! $36,000 more to go! We got this!!! Together we are strong!!

Click on link to join or sponsor.





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In Need of Marchers!





Yes, we are still here! Like so many, our busy lives have made it difficult for me to keep up, especially with the blog. That being said, things have been pretty stable since Mia's procedure in the fall. We have had numerous appointments with her doctors. There have been some medical changes that have required and/or will require attention in the near future but nothing out of the ordinary.

With not much to report medically, our focus is on the upcoming Stroll for Strong! As you may recall, Mia's Marchers is sponsoring a surgical consult room in the new hospital. In fact, Dave and I will get our first glance at it this Thursday on a "hard hat tour"!! Our goal is to raise the remaining $36,000.00 of $50,000.00 by 2021.

This year's Stroll is Saturday, June 3rd. Currently our team is looking quite small but we know it will grow over the next few weeks. If you have never joined us, it is a wonderful event! Feel free to pass along the link below to your friends. The more the merrier! If you cannot attend the day of the stroll but wish to donate, you can sponsor any participant on the team by following the link as well.  When donating, please select "New Building Fund" for your program selection.

http://teamraiser.rochester.edu/site/TR/Events/General?team_id=3843&pg=team&fr_id=1200


We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces!!