Once a child is diagnosed with an illness or disability, the child's family often lacks reliable, up-to-date information on the condition, and thus end up on bewildering searches for medical information—searches that can be time-consuming and sometimes fruitless. Since its founding in 1879, St. Louis Children's Hospital has treated children with quality pediatric care and provided medical services for families in the metropolitan area and nationwide. The hospital's Family Resource Center (FRC) bolsters families' medical awareness and preparedness by teaching them about their child's specific injury, illness, or developmental issue, and granting them access to a knowledgeable staff of nurses and medical librarians.
In 2010, the FRC mailed out 5,846 customized medical-information packets and at-home-care brochures explaining what families should expect concerning their child's condition. A medical librarian compiles each packet with accurate, up-to-date information about a variety of conditions including cancer, autism, asthma, and mental-health issues. The center then mails or emails the information to requesting families around the world who cannot physically access the center. Each packet costs the center $17 to assemble, including postage. St. Louis Children's Hospital distributes the information for free so that families can navigate the details of their child's diagnosis and improve at-home care.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help provide informational packets to families of children with injuries, illnesses, and disabilities. If G-Team members raise $340, then St. Louis Children's Hospital can assemble and mail packets for 20 families. Each additional $170 raised will fund information packets for 10 families.
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