The impact of the Foundation on our families is truly immeasurable. Those whom we are privileged to serve are usually in the midst of medical crisis which is all consuming and far reaching in all aspects of their lives; the Foundation provides some relief and joy through many avenues. Whether it is purely financial or in the form of an activity such as annual gatherings to celebrate life, the Foundation provides such a pivotal role in many lives.
–Dr. Julie Zimbelman
During a child’s illness or injury, his or her family is often faced with worrisome medical circumstances, as well as emotional and financial burdens. Many families have great need and are frequently economically disadvantaged or are under or uninsured.
With support from the community and several partnering individuals and organizations, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation will provide services to more than 5,000 pediatric patients and their families this year.
For many of these families it means they won’t have to be apart during their child’s treatment or that their child will securely ride home in the protection of a child safety seat. It also means that many families won’t have to choose between paying their monthly rent and purchasing food for their sick child.
Throughout the year, babies in NICUs will receive precious donor human milk, children will be matched with loving companion dogs, nurses and medical support staff will participate in training and service missions and thousands of dollars will be awarded to organizations who share in our mission.