Pictures from our 9th Annual Radiothon live from the UNM Children's Hospital!
Check out photos from this year's Radiothon benefiting the UNM Children's Hospital and the Children's Miracle Network
Check out our pics for 2011 Radiothon. Jackie, Tony & Donnie, broadcasting live from February 23rd through 25th.
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See some of the kids that have visited us on the 6th Floor of the University of New Mexico's Children's Hospital.
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Alex was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated
Cardiomyopathy (IDC or Enlarged Heart).
Most Patients with IDC require a heart transplant.
36 our of every 100,000 children are diagnosed with
IDC in the United States.
Alex is one of them. Alex receives his treatment
and his rehabilitation at UNM Children's Hospital.
Avery was diagnosed with Acute
Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
ALL is the most common type of cancer in children.
It occurs in about one of every 29,000 children
in the United States each year.
Avery received his treatment at UNM Children's
Hospital, New Mexico's only hospital that
cares for children with cancer.
Brittany was born 3 months premature.
Every day she fights to survive.
More than 500,000 babies are born premature
every year in the United States.
Brittany suffers from breathing problems,
anemia and a weak immune system.
Patients like her receive treatment with the
highest level designation for newborn care
in New Mexico, UNM Children's Hospital.
Eduardo was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.
Crohn's Disease causes severe abdominal pain,
weight loss and even failure to grow. Twenty percent of
all patients diagnosed with Crohn's Disease are children.
Eduardo receives all of his treatments in the Pediatric
Infusion and Dialysis Center at UNM Children's Hospital.
Emma was viciously attacked by a dog. She has
nerve damage and requires future plastic surgery.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States
seeks medical attention for a dog bite.
Emma is one of the 60,000 children cared for
at UNM Children's Hospital every year.
Evan was diagnosed with Brittle Bone Disease
and averages 6-7 breaks a year.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease)
is a rare condition. There are only 25,000-50,000
known cases in the United States.
Evan is one of more than 60,000 children cared for
by UNM Children's Hospital every year.
Isabella was diagnosed with Hemimegalencephaly
(HMC), a rare neurological condition.
HMC is a condition in which one-half of the
brain is abnormally larger than the other.
This cuases frequent seizures.
Isabella received her surgery and
treatment at UNM Children's Hospital.
Julie was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma,
a soft tissue cancer.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most common
soft tissue tumor in children. It accounts for
5-8% of all childhood cancers.
Julie underwent surgery and received therapy for her
cancer at UNM Children's Hospital, New Mexico's
only hospital that cares for kids with cancer.
Kevin was diagnosed with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
(HUS), or kidney failure as a result of contracting Ecoli.
HUS is a disease that destroys red blood cells.
It is the most common cause of sudden,
short-term acute kidney failure in children.
Kevin is one of the 60,000 children cared
for by UNM Children's Hospital every year.
Steffan was hit by a truck while riding his bicycle.
The accident left him with a brain injury
and partial epilepsy.
Almost half-a-million emergency department visits
for Traumatic Brain Injury are made annually
by children in the United States.
Steffan received his emergency treatment and all
his long term rehabilitation at UNM Children's Hospital.
Stephanie suffered from a rare and serious
brain injury-Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis.
Her brain was swollen from the flu, strep and pneumonia
that left her in a coma for two weeks and
gave her a less than 20% chance of survival.
Within five months, Stephanie miraculously went from
being on life support to being treated as an
outpatient at UNM Children's Hospital.
Every year we're asked "How can you do it? How can you sit thru all of the stories, and cry so much, for 3 days?"
It's a question that's hard to answer. It's hard to put into words the reasons why. UNMCH does so much to help each and every child that is treated there. Regardless of race or social class. It's the ONLY Level One Trauma Center in the entire state of New Mexico. It's a teaching hospital.
But those aren't the reasons. One look into the eyes of a child being treated at UNMCH, and you understand immediately. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul. And it's especially true when all you can see are a child's eyes when they're wearing a mask to protect them from infection. I can honestly say that in 100% of the kids we've met, you see a fighting spirit in their eyes. A determination to meet their affliction head on.
And to get better.
These are kids. They should be playing with their friends. They should be going to school. They should be able to sleep in their own beds. And instead they're fighting for their lives.