One of our patients, Isaiah, recently came back to Children’s to donate $300 raised through sales of a hat specifically designed for him.
In 2008, Isaiah Peters arrived at Children’s – Minneapolis, after doctors in his home town of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, diagnosed him with hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), a complication commonly associated with E. coli. While at Children’s, he spent 27 days on dialysis for total kidney failure and another seven days on life support, mostly in our PICU. Isaiah pulled through and was discharged.
While at a Christian music festival in September 2009, Isaiah’s family met the owner of a hat company called SpiritDomes. After hearing Isaiah’s story, the owner was inspired to make a hat specifically for Isaiah, with a verse from the Book of Isaiah (Chapter 40, Verse 31) inscribed under the hat’s brim. Since creating the hat, it has been SpiritDome’s top seller.
Isaiah donated $300 from the sales of the Isaiah hat to our Urgent Needs fund, which helps fund Children’s most pressing needs. Isaiah’s dad, Jon, also blogged about the experience of getting to see Isaiah’s care team and the place they spent so much time in not long ago.
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