The generosity of the Streat family helped establish the Improving Renal Outcomes
Collaborative, which aims to give kids with kidney disease the same quality of life as those without it.
Improving Outcomes for Children with Kidney Disease
Derek and Diana Streat wanted the very best for their daughter, Addie, when she needed a new kidney. That included great follow-up care in the days, weeks and years after her transplant.
Now the Streats are helping to make the best long-term care possible for every child with kidney disease. Their recent gift to the Division of Nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s lays the foundation for a new collaborative that will allow patients, families, clinicians and researchers from multiple institutions to share information, accelerate discovery and improve outcomes for children with kidney disease.
“As parents of a kidney transplant recipient, we’ve learned how challenging it can be for doctors to share knowledge with their peers at other centers, knowledge that could lead to better care,” says Derek. “We are delighted to be working with Cincinnati Children’s to ensure everyone benefits from the best practices that will be shared across this groundbreaking network.”
Last year, the Division of Nephrology at Cincinnati Children’s was ranked number 2 in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Thanks to this generous gift from the Streats, our experts will be able to advance innovation and discovery to benefit more kids.
Your Generosity Made the 2016 Radiothon a Big Hit
On March 16, listeners from across the Tristate area called in to pledge their support for the children and families who rely on Cincinnati Children’s. Thanks to your generosity, the 2016 Radiothon raised more than $108,000!
The Radiothon, presented by the Liberty Center Foundation, was produced through our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and was broadcast on two local Cumulus Media radio stations, Warm 98 and Nash FM, with WGRR providing additional support.
Throughout the day, our patient families shared inspirational stories of hope, healing, loss and triumph. Volunteers manned the phone lines as donations from supporters poured in.
Contributions from event sponsors, coupled with the funds given by listeners, will help Cincinnati Children’s advance discovery and provide life-saving care to children and families when they need it most.
Photo above: Carson, one of our patient Champions, helped answer the phones during the 2016 Radiothon benefiting Cincinnati Children’s.