Children’s Hospital Colorado – Help Make Miracles Happen
We are proud to announce that through the month of December, Fitzsimons Credit Union will be collecting donations for Children’s Hospital Colorado and the best part is that your donations will go even further this year because we will match every donation dollar for dollar*.
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(Read on to see how your donations make a difference to children and their families)
*Donations will be matched until we max out our matching contribution fund of $2,500.
Your Donations Help Make Miracles Happen For…
LaShawn was born with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. When his liver and kidneys started rapidly failing at age 15, doctors were in a race against time to save his life. He needed a liver and kidney transplant from the same donor and had about a one in a million chance of finding a successful match. But in 2019, a possible match was found, and LaShawn received a kidney and liver transplant from the same donor. The transplant was a success, and LaShawn is now thriving.
Belle was almost 2 years old when she was diagnosed with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), a serious autoimmune disorder that causes blood clots to form in the kidneys. During flare-ups, the clots can restrict blood flow, even causing seizures and kidney failure. Belle was treated with a new aHUS drug and spent 30 days in the hospital recovering. Today, she comes to Children’s Colorado every three weeks for infusion treatments, and she hasn’t had a major flare-up in 2+ years.
In 2016, Marissa was headed to Back-to-School night when another car collided with her family’s vehicle. Marissa was airlifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado,where she was placed in a medically induced coma. Marissa suffered a traumatic brain injury and a stroke in the accident, which caused partial paralysis. She spent three months in the hospital recovering, but she never stopped fighting – even when she had to relearn how to walk, how to eat and how to talk again. Today, Marissa continues to heal with perseverance and positivity.
Why Children’s Hospital is the Best
-In the 2020-2021 U.S. News and World Report, Children’s Hospital Colorado ranked #6 in the nation for best pediatric hospitals. Children’s Colorado was the only hospital to rank in an 850-mile radius.
-Children’s Hospital Colorado developed the first in-house lab testing for COVID-19 in the state of Colorado outside of the state health department.
-Children’s Colorado ranked nationally in all ten specialty departments; 7 of which were ranked in the top 10.
-Children’s Colorado sees more, treats more and heals more children than any hospital in the surrounding seven-state region.
-In 2019, Children’s Colorado treated over 250,000 patients from all 64 counties in Colorado, all 23 counties of Wyoming, all 50 states and Washington DC, and more than 20 countries including Canada, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.
-Children’s Colorado is one of only eight hospitals in the world to have a full time, dedicated hospital Gaming and Technology Specialist. Our specialist partners with our Child Life team to support kids through procedures, therapy, and treatment using augmented and virtual reality.