GALVESTON, TX: 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 – Galveston 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 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 – Galveston, each nominated child is recognized in the Shriners Times newsletter online, in print and distributed to the hospital’s Board of Governors. A poster is created, featuring the child’s photo and inspiring story, and displayed across the hospital outside the Child Life Department, in every elevator and on the 1st floor lobby. Each hero is presented with a Kids Wish Network certificate, HERO shirt and wristband, Guardian Angel coin and gift card.
“Being a part of this program has not only brightened the faces of the nominees, but it has inspired motivation for other patients during their hospitalization,” says Child Life Specialist Janna Perez. “It also provides a unique opportunity for staff here to take part in recognizing their patient’s hard work and determination, celebrate their success, and continue to empower them through the recovery process.”
Shriners Hospitals for the Children – Galveston honored 14 heroes in 2013. The hospital provides acute, reconstructive and rehabilitative care for children with burns and other skin conditions. Designed to allow children to recover in a safe, fun and friendly environment, its world-class physicians and researchers are committed to continuously advanced burn care and treatment to children from all over the world.
Kids Wish Network is delighted to acknowledge the staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Galveston 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 experience the Kids Wish Network difference. For more information about Shriners Hospital for Children – Galveston, please visit www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.