Thank you East Tennessee for raising $114,129 for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital!
The funds from this year’s radiothon will go towards the ER renovation project. Here are some details on the project.
Children’s Hospital will begin the major renovation project on our Emergency Department. The redesigned space and expansion will:
- Make the Emergency Department more patient-centric
- Improve flow
- Include separate, secure behavioral health rooms with showers
- Add an additional 8,840 square feet of treatment space, 5 additional treatment rooms, and an additional 500 square feet of waiting room space
This $14.4 million expansion will be the largest construction project at Children’s Hospital since the opening of the South Tower in 2016. The project will take two years to complete and will be rolled out in six phases.
Diagnosis: cystic fibrosis (an inherited disease that causes the body to produce thick mucus which effects the lungs, making breathing more difficult)
Hobbies: Although CF requires Wesley to have respiratory therapy regularly, he still enjoys basketball, soccer, swimming, football, music and playing video games. Wesley can play trombone & piano. He has also spent time singing in a community choir.
Diagnosis: Ulcerative Colitis
Hobbies: She wants to be a nurse when she grows up. Her hobbies are singing & horse back riding
Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL is a type of cancer which starts in the bone marrow, where blood cells are made. Most often, the leukemia cells invade the blood fairly quickly and can spread rapidly throughout the body.)
Hobbies: He wants to own lots of cars when he grows up. He loves being outdoors and likes basketball & T-ball
Diagnosis: Sickle Cell Disease
Hobbies: Building LEGOS and basketball
Bryan spends a lot of time in the hospital due to pain crises caused by his blood disorder. He currently receives blood exchange transfusions every four weeks.
Thank you to the sponsors of the 2019 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Radiothon:
DELTA DENTAL – TITLE SPONSOR
IMAGE MATTERS – SUPPORTING SPONSOR
ELLIOTT’S BOOTS & SHOES – FAMILY MOMENTS SPONSOR
MCALISTER’S DELI – TICKLE TIME SPONSOR
DOLLYWOOD PARKS & RESORTS
CHICKEN SALAD CHICK