“For a three-year period, clinics and hospitals became a routine place for my family and me. My brother was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was just three years old, I was eight at the time. Throughout these seemingly endless visits, the most vivid memories I have are of Children’s hospital. I remember not being as upset about going into the big building, because there was always something exciting waiting on the inside. At Children’s it wasn’t just doctors and needles, it was activity books and dollhouses. Along with these luxuries came the most invaluable prize of all, my brother’s health. My family and I are so very grateful for the wonderful treatment and attention the whole family was given. When Children’s healed my brother, they healed my family.
Rachelle - once a patient at Children's - now volunteers to help other kids going through similar experiences.
Emily remembers many things about her experience at Children's - including reading books, therapy dogs, and volunteers that supported her and her family. Now she's giving back to Children's as a volunteer.
Meet Marilyn Quamme, Children's Minnesota volunteer.
Meet Kate Hanley, Children's Minnesota volunteer.
Meet Joyce Sidman, Children's Minnesota volunteer
Meet Tom Hayden, Children's Minnesota volunteer.
I feel like it is a privilege and a gift to help a family that needs it, and the best way to pay it forward.
Becky has had a personal connection to Children's since 1991, and now is a volunteer.