Friday, December 3, 2021
Tune in to STAR 102 FM from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
For 19 years, the Greater Cleveland community has donated generously to help the kids at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's through our Rainbow Radiothon. Presented by Petitti Garden Centers and hosted by Jen and Tim from STAR 102 FM, the signature event brings to listeners remarkable stories of love, hope and compassion featuring UH Rainbow's young patients and the dedicated staff who care for them.
Each year, Rainbow Radiothon takes listeners to the rarely seen side of pediatric medicine. Tune in on Friday, December 3 to hear miracle stories of survival and loss, of heartbreak and hope, and learn about the lifesaving care at UH Rainbow. You don’t have to wait until December - become a Miracle Maker TODAY with a $20 monthly gift!
You Can Make a Difference
All proceeds benefit programs and services provided by UH Rainbow Babies & Children's – programs not traditionally covered by medical insurance, such as the in-hospital accredited tutor program and art and music therapy. Rainbow Radiothon also helps to fund innovative research, recruitment and retention of leading physicians and fellows. The annual fundraiser has raised more than $4.7 million for UH Rainbow.
Are you a UH Employee? Make a gift to Radiothon through UH Employee Payroll Deduction.
Visit any Petitti Garden Center and make a donation.
Coping with a Rare, Chronic Disease
Born with a compromised immune system, Henry copes with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE), a rare, chronic autoimmune disease. But at just five-years-old, Henry has become a warrior. He’s no longer fearful of his illness. He remains tough through the countless blood draws, IVs, and hospital stays.
Providing Hope for All
Born at 23 weeks to parents suffering from addiction, Henry faced many challenges and uncertainties in his early days in UH Rainbow’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At two months, he was abandoned, having only his UH Rainbow team to provide the care he so desperately needed. After advocating on Henry’s behalf, Henry was finally paired with Tara and Sebastian Amoroso who were able to take him home from the NICU as his legal guardians.
Nothing Holds Her Back
At six-months-old, doctors at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital discovered Gwen had a stroke prior to her birth, causing severe damage to her brain. Today, Gwen is in school and continues to make improvements in all areas of her development. "I don't know where Gwen would be without the care she received from Rainbow Pediatric Rehab," said Gwen's mom, Rebecca.
Moved for Collaborative Care
After spending time in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit outside of Northeast Ohio, Richie was diagnosed with a congenital fiber-type disproportion myopathy, the result of a gene mutation. While Richie was still very young, a job opportunity in the Cleveland area presented itself to Richie's parents. After weighing the options of the position and what it would mean for Richie's care, Richard and Nikki decided to make the move based on Rainbow's reputation. "We consciously chose UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s for its specialized full-care pediatric hospital and its family-centered approach.”