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CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF WISCONSIN INC
June 17, 2010

In 2007 our 11 year old daughter suddenly went into heart failure. When this happened we were told to say our good-byes as there was a very good chance she would not make it. Due to the expertise of the staff of Children's, Erica is still here with us today. Within 48 hours of Erica going into heart failure, she was diagnosed with a rare disease called Takayasu Arteritis and dilated cardio-myopathy. Erica spent the next 30 days at Children's. During that time the staff became like family to us. We saw them cheering with our highs and tearing with our lows. As you can imagine our daughter was very sick and very scared. Dr. Nancy would sit next to Erica and talk with her, comfort her and engage her in conversation that would take her mind off what was happening. Every staff member that entered her room showed nothing but compassion and concern. Not only did they tend to Erica's needs, they also took care of our families needs. Always explaining what was happening, making sure we understood and making us feel like Erica was one of their own family members. Erica is still being seen by many specialists at Children's and it amazes when we see staff that have cared for her, they know her by name and ALWAYS take a minute or two to ask how she is doing and chat with her. From the parking attendants, to volunteers, to public relations people, to cafe workers, to the nurses, doctors and specializes, Children's Hospital is a blessing to our community.

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in three special children. Due to the staff and expertise of Children's they have saved the life's of three important children in my life. My daughter, my grandson and my cousin's son. All three had life threatening conditions and are doing well today.

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2010

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Client Served & Children's saved the lives of three important children in my life.