Kids Wish Network announces Shriners-Cincinnati as an Honored Hero Facility of 2013

Justice, a Hero of the Month from 2013, suffered extensive burns during an accident

Justice, a Hero of the Month from 2013, suffered extensive burns during an accident

CINCINNATI, OH: Every year international children’s charity Kids Wish Network partners with hundreds of pediatric facilities to recognize kids experiencing life-altering situations through its Hero of the Month program. Kids Wish Network is overjoyed to announce Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati as an Honored Hero Facility of 2013 for going above and beyond to celebrate these uplifting children.

The recipients of the Hero of the Month program, like Justice, have faced and overcome difficult and often tragic circumstances with courage and spirits that serve as an inspiration to us all. Paying tribute to these children’s ability to overcome adversity makes a real and positive difference in their recovery.

At Shriners – Cincinnati, each hero is presented with a Kids Wish Network certificate, HERO shirt and wristband, Guardian Angel coin and gift card. The HERO packets are hand-delivered and every child is celebrated at their check-up visits.

“The HERO program boosts the patients’ confidence and self-esteem and helps other people recognize the obstacles our patients have overcome and continue to face,” says Child Life Specialist Katie Campos. “It also provides a reminder for the staff to look at what our patients have accomplished and gives us a way to reward them.”

Shriners Hospitals for the Children – Cincinnati honored 19 heroes in 2013. The hospital is designated by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons as a Verified Burn Center, meeting the highest standards of burn care. Every member of its staff is focused on providing the highest quality care that puts the family at the center of the team.

Kids Wish Network is delighted to acknowledge the staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati and recognize them for their dedication to the Hero of the Month program.

Kids Wish Network is a Florida-based charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experience life-altering situations. More than just granting wishes, Kids Wish Network makes a difference through its various other programs by delivering hope to kids across the United States.

Come see the Kids Wish Network difference. For more information about Shriners Hospital for Children- Cincinnati, please visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.