|SF family raises funds for Le Bonheur in Memphis |
|Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:05 pm |
| MEMPHIS — By participating in Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital’s “A Family Affair,” Parker Wilson of South Fulton and his family are giving back to the hospital that helped save Parker’s life. |
Through the campaign, Parker and his family are competing against four Le Bonheur families to raise funds for the hospital. The campaign kicked off Feb. 2. (See related photo, Page 19.)
Since Parker was a newborn, Le Bonheur has held a special place in the Wilson family’s heart. Parker was airlifted to Le Bonheur after being born prematurely at 30 weeks at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Parker spent the first nine weeks of his life in Le Bonheur’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
“We feel so blessed that Parker was treated by all the wonderful staff of doctors and nurses at the Le Bonheur NICU. We will forever be grateful for their service and we are proud to call them family,” Kristina Wilson, Parker’s mother, wrote in a letter asking for support of their campaign.
Parker is now 6 months old. His family plans to do whatever they can to collect money for the hospital during “A Family Affair.” They are planning an email and letter campaign to raise funds for Le Bonheur.
The eight-week campaign will conclude March 29 with the Miracle Maker Blast to be held at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis and the family which has raised the most money will be named Miracle Maker of the Year. The public is invited to attend the event, which will feature fun for the entire family, including food, a silent auction, face painting and entertainment.
For more information about how to help the Wilson family reach their fund-raising goals, visit www.lebonheur.org/afamilyaffair and click on the Wilson family.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis treats more than 200,000 children each year in a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital. Serving as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center, the hospital trains more pediatricians than any other hospital in the state.
For more information, call (901) 287-6030 or visit lebonheur.org. Follow the hospital on Twitter at twitter.com/lebonheurchild or become a friend on Facebook at facebook.com/lebonheurchildrens.
Published in The Messenger 3.14.12