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Friday, Feb 10, 2023

Community invited to send Valentine’s Day cards to Niswonger Children’s Hospital patients

Spread the love to Niswonger Children’s Hospital patients by sending them Valentine’s Day cards.

Valentine’s cards that are filled out by community members will be distributed to all patients in the children’s hospital. Valentines must be filled out and submitted by noon on Sunday, Feb. 12.

“This program has brought so much joy to our patients in the past, and we can’t wait to shower them with love again this year,” said Chris Jett, CEO of the Ballad Health Niswonger Children’s Network. “Nobody wants to spend a holiday in the hospital, but our community members always pitch in to bring as much joy as they can to our patients, and it’s heartwarming to see.”

Community members who wish to fill out a card may do so by filling out the form at balladhealth.org/valentines-cards and selecting one of the designed cards. Cards can be filled out for free, and only first names will be included on the card. Due to the volume of submissions, individual requests cannot be accommodated.

“It might seem like a simple gesture, but things like Valentine’s cards can really brighten a child’s day, especially during a scary time like a hospital stay,” Jett said. “Big or small, we love to see support from our community.”

Community members will have the extra option to support Niswonger Children’s Hospital during the annual Niswonger Children’s Network Radiothon, scheduled for March 2 and 3 this year. For more than a decade, the Radiothon has raised millions of dollars to support the region’s only children’s hospital, contributing to several projects and programs aimed at improving the health for every child in the Appalachian Highlands.

Last year, Ballad Health Foundation embarked on a $30 million campaign to help fund the physical expansion of Niswonger Children’s Hospital, complete with the addition of new pediatric specialists and a state-of-the-art NICU. Funds raised during the 2023 Radiothon will continue to support the Hope Rising campaign, along with other capital projects.

More information about the children’s hospital, as well as the Niswonger Children’s Network, is available at www.balladhealth.org/children.

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