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Friday, June 21, 2013
Onsite Radio Media Tour with “Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day” All-Stars
On Wednesday, June 20, our team conducted an on-site radio media tour with participants in the Children’s Hospital Association’s Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. It was such an incredible experience to meet the parents and their All-Star children as they shared their amazing stories. The 36 child patients and their families went on after the interviews to convene on Capitol Hill to deliver an important message to their members of Congress: at a time when access to care is improving for millions of adults, don’t forget the kids.
Bryce Williams and his Mom Michelle and Dad Shane were interviewed on Florida Radio Network to talk about why Medicaid is so important to medically complex kids like him at the Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
News Generation Intern Lauren Wilmot spent some quality time with Dmitri and Haiden House from Children’s National Medical Center while their parents Charlie and Melissa House were interviewed by Virginia News Network, Metro Networks-Washington, DC, and WFLS-AM.
Audrina was born with a rare and usually fatal congenital malformation known as ectopia cordis where her heart formed outside of the chest.“The care Audrina receives at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston enables her to thrive.” says Audrina’s mother Ashley Cardenas. Ashley was interviewed by Texas State Network and KROI-FM on Wednesday.
Great story about this Speak Now for Kids event by WABE-FM 90.1 Atlanta’s NPR Station.