Everyday, my pediatric patients inspire me with their courage, their tenacity and their humor despite the difficulties that they are facing. They also "wow me" on a regular basis, and despite dealing with a significant illness, my kiddos are often concerned about the well-being of other kids they've met in clinic or the hospital. My kids organize fundraisers, collect toys and teach other children about life with an illness.
Because of significant achievements in research and patient care, more and more children with cancer and blood disorders are surviving and thriving, but we still have work to do!
As a member of the Peds Patrol, a subteam of Kids Just Wanna Have Fun, your donation specifically benefits our pediatric patients, including pediatric programs like our "Art Therapy" program. Joe Curatola will also contribute $100 if riders raise $500, and contribute $200 if riders raise $1000, so your donation goes farther!
This year I am honored to be Peds Patrol Co-Captain and have taken on a new challenge and plan to ride 44 miles, a new personal record!