Kids Wish Network announces White Memorial Medical Center as an Honored Hero Facility of 2013

John at his Hero party with his mother

John at his Hero party with his mother

LOS ANGELES, CA: 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 White Memorial Medical Center 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 Analeyah and John, 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.

The staff at White Memorial hosts a party for each nominee in its playroom, furnished with a HERO cake and drinks. The distinguished kids are encouraged to invite family and friends to share in the celebration and to learn more about the hero’s hospital stay. Each recipient is presented with a Kids Wish Network certificate, HERO shirt and wristband, Guardian Angel coin and gift card.

“As Child Life Specialists, our goal with the program is to share the importance of praising the great job the nominee did in being involved in his health care plan,” says Child Life Specialist Tina Aguliera.

Analeyah, center, with pink bow, was presented with her certificate and gift card during her Hero of the Month party at White Memorial Medical Center while surrounded by her family

Analeyah, center, with pink bow, was presented with her certificate and gift card during her Hero of the Month party at White Memorial Medical Center while surrounded by her family

White Memorial Medical Center honored 6 heroes in 2013. The center is a 353-bed not-for-profit, faith-based, teaching hospital, which provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities in and near downtown Los Angeles.

Kids Wish Network is delighted to acknowledge the staff at White Memorial 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 White Memorial Medical Center, please visit www.whitememorial.com.

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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.