Maggy's life was very much impacted by Seattle Children's Hospital. It is her story to tell so I won't go into that BUT every year 106.1 FM out of Seattle does the One Big KISS for Children's Hospital radiothon. We all donate. We donate for Maggy and in honor of her family, we donate for the kids this hospital helps, we donate for the karma on the chance we will one day need a hospital like this. They do not turn a family away no matter their financial status. They work hard to help children in so many ways. So please donate! Help us to help them reach there goal! If you want more motivation go listen to the broadcast. Seriously. I cry every year.
Maggy asked me to pass on her story so here it is in her words.
Many of you may not know, but I'm not the youngest in my family. When I
was 3 years old, my mom had my little brother. He was born with a
barrage of health problems, and was sent almost immediately to
Children's Hospital in Seattle. C spent much of his short time with
us being cared for there. He passed away when he was only 15 months old.
My mother slept, ate and basically live at Children's during that time.
We have always been very grateful for the care and compassion all of
the doctors and staff showed C and our family.
For the last 11
years, one of the local radio stations (KISS 106.1) has held a
Radio-thon to benefit Children's Hospital. A few years ago, they also
started their own endowment fund for uncompensated care. This year, the
Radio-Thon is only 2 days long, and end at 7 p.m. tomorrow (March 1),
and they are trying to raise 1 million dollars for the hospital. People
can donate online (all year long) or over the phone for Radio-thon, and
can donate either a flat fee of any amount, or join Kiss for the Kid's
Club which allows someone to donate a smaller amount of their choice
every month. I have been donating for over 7 years. Each year I
join the Kiss for the Kid's Club for the dollar amount of years C
would have been old, in his name. So for example this year, I'm donating
$25 a month. One year Monster also asked to donate some of his own
savings, and I matched that amount as a flat donation. My mom also
donated a large amount in a single donation to the endowment for
uncompensated care, to help be sure that every child can experience the
generous and loving care that C himself received.
this out in the hopes that you would like to donate to Children's
Hospital in C's name. It doesn't matter whether you can donate $5,
$25 or $100. Every dollar goes directly to the care of these kids, and
every single dollar is needed. You can donate online anytime at
the link Lila put up,
and if you'd like to listen to the Radio-Thon, you can listen over the
internet at http://www.kissfmseattle.com/ it ends tomorrow at 7 p.m. and
you can donate directly to the Radio-Thon by calling 1-866-987-1061.
Thank you so much on behalf of me, my family, and all the kids helped by Children's Hospital.