Evan was asked to come back and speak on the air about the hospital again this year and help raise money. Our local Stars Wars Troop came down and Evan was thrilled! He is a huge Stars Wars fan - he actually screamed like a little girl when he saw them! Evan had a great time talking about the hospital and asking people to call in with their donations. He even teased Donnie a little on air about the time Donnie broke his wrist! The Radiothon raised $288,000 for the hospital this year.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Our favorite radio morning show, The Jackie, Tony and Donnie Morning Show, on 100.3 The Peak, does an Annual 3 Day Radiothon for the Children's Miracle Network for UNM's Children's Hospital. Every year we go down to the hospital to make our donation for the radiothon - the kids like to see Jackie, Tony and Donnie. While we were there last year, Evan was asked to tell his story and talk about the hospital on air.
Evan was very excited to be asked to come and cut the ribbon at the opening of the 2009 Annual Festival of Trees Event for Carrie Tingley Hospital. The Festival of Trees is a fundrising event where local businesses decorate Christmas Trees that are then auctioned off for the hospital. Carrie Tingley Hospital is part of UNM's Children's Hospital where Evan receives his weekly physical therapy. He and his sister Moira had a wonderful time and were interviewed for our local news - they were a big hit and helped raise a lot of money for our hospital.
We were invited to attend and speak at the Silver Star Gala sponsored by the New Mexico Credit Unions Association. Over the course of five years, they raised $1 million dollars to build a separate Pediatric Emergency Unit in UNM Hospital. They built a really awesome unit for the kids. We spend a lot of time at this ER so this was a great opportunity to say "Thank You" and let them know how awesome their gift was. We had a great time and Evan danced all night long even though he was in a leg cast!