Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ace Send Off Event

Last Thursday Reed and I had the opportunity to say "THANK YOU" to our local Ace hardware dealer, Smith and Edwards. It was a low key event. Reed got emotional as usual and I did all the talking, but it was still a fun morning. We are very grateful for this amazing opportunity to go on a trip of a life time with our miracle child. Thanks to all those who are making this possible. A special thanks the Sharron Goodrich and Sharron Smith for all they do for the kids at Primary Children's. You two are truly angles. We love you!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fishing for Charity

On Tuesday, July 19th, Reed went finishing with some very generous people who donated $4 thousand dollars each to, Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC), to go fishing with Reed at Strawberry Reservoir. The trip was auctioned off at the Smith's Golf Tournament which raises close to $500,000 for PCMC. It was hosted by local KLS channel 5 sports anchor Rod Zundel and Smith's in Heber City provided us with yummy food. We had a great time and Reed has some awesome memories to keep with him now. Thanks to everyone who made it a great day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

On May 13 Reed was able to participate in the Wal-Mart "Launch Event" in Evanston WY. He was taken by fire truck in his own parade down Front St. Reed was very excited. He was welcomed at Wal-Mart by the Evanston High School Cheerleaders, representatives from Primary Children's Hospital and the Wal-Mart manager and associates. We told Reed's miraculous story. Reed was presented a certificate from the Mayor proclaiming May 13, 2011 Reed Robinson day and a personalized mug full of candy. Wal-Mart gave Reed $250 to buy toys for the kids at the hospital and we will be presenting those at the telethon on June 5th between 1 and 1:30 on KSL Channel 5. Wal-Mart also gave our family $500 to help with our trip to Disney World and Washington D.C.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champions

Champions is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals program that brings attention to the important work being done at its 170 children’s hospitals. It does this by honoring 51 remarkable kids who have faced severe medical challenges, and helping them tell their stories.

The Champions program designates a child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The Champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The 2011 Champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, organ transplants and traumas, as well as various types of cancer.

The Champions travel for a week in October, first to Washington, D.C., where they traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. They then take a private chartered flight, provided by Delta Air Lines, to Orlando, Fla. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsors, hospital representatives and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Reed's Story

Reed Robinson
Age 10

Primary Children's Medical Center

Brain injury

In May 2009, Reed was feeding his horses when he was kicked in the head. His brother ran to get help; Reed’s parents found him unconscious. He was driven to a nearby hospital where Life Flight immediately took him to Primary Children’s Medical Center. Reed’s life was in danger as he suffered from a skull fracture, and bleeding on the inside and outside of his brain.

Doctors stopped the bleeding and removed a portion of Reed’s skull. Unfortunately, his condition did not improve and he had to be put into a medically induced coma to fight for his life. Reed soon began breathing on his own and was released from the hospital 21 days later. The care Reed received at Primary Children’s Medical Center saved his life.

Today, 10-year-old Reed is always happy and does not let the accident or his injuries get him down. His family motto is “never give up,” and Reed will never give up on life.