Giving

Families and Friends Share Their Experiences

Meet some of the families and friends of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Families tell their stories. Watch a video.

Audiology

  • Elli's family honors her memory with a fund to provide children with the tools they need to communicate with others.

Behavioral Health

  • The Marine Corps has enlisted Cincinnati Children’s to train therapists serving Marine families to help returning members strengthen their relationships.

Camps

  • Katherine enjoys a unique summer camp tailored for her and other amazing kids like her.

Child Life

  • Josh Cares is a one-of-a-kind program that pairs qualified Child Life specialists with children whose families can't be with them during long hospital stays.

Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute

  • Hannah receives life-long care from the Cancer Survivor Center at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute to help her thrive into adulthood.
  • Adrian has had countless trips to Cincinnati Children's for complications of sickle cell disease.
  • Charlie was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old and had eight rounds of chemotherapy.
  • Charles gave his bone marrow to save his little brother, William.
  • Jackson was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis by the experts at Cincinnati Children's
  • Lillian was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor at just 2 years old.
  • Mary's family shares their story to help others.
  • The Meyer family created Max’s Mighty Mob in honor of Max to help fund research of bone marrow failure at Cincinnati Children’s.
  • The Meinhardt family supports cancer research.
  • Shayla lives with complications of sickle cell disease every day.

Colorectal

  • The Mayers family gives back by participating in events and raising funds for research.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

  • Kristen doesn't let spina bifida keep her from living a full and happy life.
  • Joshua receives care in a brand-new facility designed to meet the unique needs of children who make frequent visits to the medical center.
  • Brady is the inspiration for Brady's Bunch, one of the top fundraising teams for Cincinnati Walks for Kids.

Eosinophilic Disorders

  • Jori has a disorder that makes it impossible for her to eat most foods.
  • Zeke Angel knew the first day he met young Luke Zicarelli that he wanted to do something to help this brave and positive boy – and all the others like him.

Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Nazia traveled from Afghanistan to Cincinnati Children's for specialized surgery to repair her airway.

Fetal Care / Surgery

  • Ethan had surgery at 10 days old to prevent complications from congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
  • Robby's condition was so complex that his care at Cincinnati Children's began before he was born.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

  • Cole, who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease as a teen, now works at the James M. Anderson Center to help improve healthcare quality.
  • Nicholas was born with his intestines blocked. He had surgery at Cincinnati Children's at just 2 days old.
  • Max spent his first six months on dialysis awaiting a life-saving kidney transplant.
  • Morgan, a frequent patient of Cincinnati Children’s, is also a budding philanthropist.

Heart Institute

  • Avery’s life-saving cardiac care inspires her family to participate in Cincinnati Walks for Kids.
  • Austin had two heart surgeries before he was 2 months old.
  • Harrison had open heart surgery at Cincinnati Children's just days after birth. 
  • Matthew had his first open heart surgery at Cincinnati Children's at just 3 months old.

Neurology / Neurosurgery

  • Brea had a life-threatening buildup of fluid on the brain at just 7 months old.
  • Ryan had life-saving neurosurgery at Cincinnati Children's after a tree branch fell, crushing the right side of his skull.
  • Amelia has had 50 surgeries - most of them on her brain - and she's only 8 years old.

Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics 

  • Riley remains active after surgery to correct mobility issues diagnosed in the new, high-tech Motion Analysis Lab.

Perinatal Institute

  • Mia had the first of five surgeries before she was a month old.

Psychiatry

Rheumatology

  • Katherine doesn't let juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) slow her down.

Miscellaneous

  • The Wolfs invested in the expansion of the Israel Exchange Program to further educational collaborations between Cincinnati Children’s and our peers in Israel.
  • Project SEARCH, a program born at Cincinnati Children’s, partners with schools and employers to transition students with special needs from high school to meaningful employment.
  • The Abrecht sisters made a plan to show their love for each other and partner with deserving nonprofits, like Cincinnati Children’s.
  • Adrian is part of the Buckle Up for Life program, which delivers important vehicle safety education.
  • Abby, a therapy dog, brings smiles to patients.
  • The Ingle family includes 14 children, 11 of which were adopted from the United States and around the world.
  • BAE Systems employees join together for Cincinnati Walks for Kids.
  • C. Nelson Melampy, MD, dedicated his life to helping children.
  • Dee Martin gives generously to help fragile infants.
  • Dolores Goldfinger honors her daughter with a bequest to Cincinnati Children's.
  • Dr. Schubert was a gentle physician, a wise mentor and a pioneer.
  • GE Employees help children with chronic conditions attend summer camp.
  • Joseph Jefferson was a modest man, but he left an extraordinary legacy.
  • Manuel Mayerson passed away this year, but his legacy will not be forgotten.
  • Mary Louise Schroth left a legacy of compassion and generosity.
  • Messer Construction Co. has supported Cincinnati Walks for Kids since 2006.
  • The Muellers have provided for patients at Cincinnati Children’s through an endowed fund.
  • Peggy Chen-Ho's family honors her memory with a gift to Cincinnati Children's.
  • Ruth and Fran Rosevear support Cincinnati Children's through a special trust.
  • Wanda Lewis pays tribute to her husband, "Uncle Al," with a memorial gift to the medical center.

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Contact Us

For additional information regarding opportunities to support the children and families cared for by Cincinnati Children's, please contact the Department of Development at 513-636-4561, or email development@cchmc.org.