Hi! My name is Theo, and I am basically a celebrity at Children's of Wi! I was born a teeny tiny 3lbs 5 oz in August 2020. I spent four and a half months in the NICU blue bear suite. In November I had my big surgery, and had the upper lobe of my right lung removed. Who needs that stinkin' thing anyways?! During my time in the NICU, I made SO many friends that I decided to visit about once a month! I have spent time in the PICU, in neuro, and on the 12th floor. I got to "see off" the residents who were there when I was born, and so many great people helped me. Most of my life has been spent at Children's so I want to celebrate my first birthday by giving back to the place responsible for making sure I made it!
Thank you so much for coming to my Briggs & Al's Run & Walk page. This event and the mission it supports mean a lot to me and I am thrilled you took the time to stop by. Thank you.
Why am I doing this?
The short answer is that I want to do something that helps kids, and I can't think of a better organization to support than Children's Wisconsin.
The longer answer is that by running or walking in this event for Children's, I know I am raising funds that support the care provided to kids, from life-saving cancer and heart treatments all the way to life-changing community care. Every day, Children’s is working to make Wisconsin kids the healthiest in the nation and my support and fundraising is critical to this work.
Community investment in Wisconsin’s kids has afforded many of Children’s amazing accomplishments and has helped to pave the way for an exciting future. Here is a snapshot of what community support has enabled:
~ Translational research that improves patient care and outcomes and continues to move toward cellular therapies that will eventually prevent disease
~ Countless programs and services that support families and are not reimbursed by Medicaid or other insurance
~ Sustained extraordinary care in our heart program, leading the country with a nationally ranked, outcomes-based program
I can make a real difference for an organization making a real difference for kids. If you have it in your heart to help, please donate now.