For more than 80 years, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has cared
for millions of sick and injured children all across our region. Each
visit to Children’s Hospital is an opportunity for pediatric experts
to shine a light on children and families who need specialized care.
Seven-year-old Eli has been cared for by the experts at Children’s Hospital since birth.
With more than 40 different diagnoses and the most severe case of spina
bifida recorded in the world, it’s no surprise he and his family
think of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as a second home. Eli’s
journey has been marked by 44 surgeries, and more hospital stays than
his mom can count, but he’s a ball of happy energy. He’s a
survivor due in part to his fighting spirit and exceptional medical care.
This holiday season, we invite you to shine your light for kids like Eli
by making a donation to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. All
money raised during the
Shine Your Light campaign will be used to pay for services not traditionally covered by
insurance, like our
Child Life department and
Pain and Palliative Care.
Child Life specialists use the power of play to help ease anxiety in children
during a medical procedure or hospital stay. The Pain and Palliative Care
program provides pain management for kids through massage and music therapies.
Dozens of local businesses and landmarks, including the Sunsphere and TVA
building, will light up blue December 7 through 10 in honor of Eli and
hundreds of other sick and injured children being treated at Children’s
Hospital on any given day.
View Eli’s story and make a donation at
www.etch.com/light or call Children’s Hospital Development office at (865) 541-8668
for more information.
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s vision
is Leading the Way to Healthy Children.Children’s Hospital is a private, independent, not-for-profit pediatric
medical center which has served the East Tennessee region for more than
80 years and is certified by the state of Tennessee as a Comprehensive
Regional Pediatric Center.