What would life be like if there were no more children to play with as a family? St. Jude’s hospital is definitely the way to go if your child has cancer or another serious disease, they always welcome everyone with open arms. The greatest problem that I see facing society today are kids or babies that are sick and disabled. In order to solve this problem I plan on creating more research programs in my future, volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and donate to St. Jude’s hospital.
When I grow up in the near future I want to create more research programs that will help out doctors finding cancer in an earlier stage rather than a later stage. I want to make more physical training programs and lower the price cost for parents who can hardly afford medical bills for their children that have muscle disorder or disease. Also, I want to create more cancer research programs so that doctors can have more modernized computers and have access to 3D printers so they are able to see the tumors more visibly. I also want to make a program of where doctors are able to discover malignant tumors or cancerous cells in children earlier so they can have more time to get the tumor out since the …show more content…
Jude’s hospital. When I was about 8 or 9 years old, my number one Christmas present was to donate to St. Jude’s hospital and that’s what I want to do every year from now on, I want to donate about 5,000 dollars to help benefit St. Jude’s research programs. I also want to make a lemonade stand so I can earn money for St. Jude’s hospital. Finally, I want to buy and give gifts to little kids who are not able to afford something that they really want for their birthdays or Christmas, my mom really inspired me to want to do this because she did something similar when she bought gifts for these three girls who wanted Christmas presents but were not able to afford many presents for themselves and their
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John Hopkins Hospital was founded by John Hopkins a philanthropist and a Quaker by faith in 1867 and endowed in 1873. He dedicated his life and finances approximately $7,000,000 in cash to building a teaching hospital and a university named after him with designations of uniting functions of patient care with education and research. The John Hopkins hospital was officially opened on May 7, 1889. Before Mr. Hopkins died in 1973, he had committed himself to the principle of “united we stand and divided we fall” and selected board of trustees for the hospital and the university whom he entrusted with tasks and responsibilities to carry out his vision. On March 10, 1873, he put in black and white that the hospital must provide for “the indigent sick of the city of Baltimore without regard to sex, age, or color who may need surgical or medical treatment”. In his letter he also specified that the school of nursing and medicine must be established in conjunction with the hospital. Looking at it today, the John Hopkins hospital has evolved into one of the largest teaching hospital in the country. It includes more than 12 smaller hospitals and medical centers affiliated to the main hospital in Baltimore 226 clinical services 977 licensed beds and 37 building in the State of Maryland. The John Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine are the founding institutions of modern American Medicine and the birthplace of so many traditions of medicine including ward rounds, residency programs, and house staff. Many medical specialties including neuroscience by Harvey, cardiac surgery by Blalock, urology, endocrinology pediatrics, and child psychiatry by Kanner were founded at this hospital....
Progress and innovation are key components to discover new possibilities to fight against childhood cancer. To begin with, my interest in healthcare sparked when I was diagnosed with childhood sarcoma cancer at the age of seven. As a cancer
My goal since my toddler years has been to be a hero. Today, I cannot envision myself doing anything else. My long-term goal since the beginning of high school has been to contribute to the biomedical sciences, whether it is as a researcher, a surgeon, or a clinical physician. I aspire to make change, even the smallest improvement in anyone’s life.
Hello Mr. Goertzen, I am a grade nine student, and today I will discuss with you about an issue that deserves further attention. It will affect many people in Winnipeg soon. The issue I am talking about is the closure of four out of the five quick care clinics.Confusion is imminent to take place when there are changes made. With the different changes that have been taking place with our health care system, there is bound to be confusion with patients and their families. The best way to close the clinics is by doing it one by one. Like when the St. Mary clinic was closed. This will help patients get used to leaving the quick care clinics and going to other options. The public will be more comfortable using the services provided by our health
...en who are there each week are incredibly inspirational, and they never seem to be discouraged, even though some of the patients have been there for five to six weeks in a row. I look forward to seeing their smiling faces each time I visit, yet I cannot help but hope they will not be there but will be at home the next time I visit. The children and youth I have met at Children’s Hospital have become dear friends, and they have taught me that leadership involves making the most of the talents we each have been given, and seeking excellece, not perfection.
Since I was a child, I have always known I wanted to become a doctor, but I did not know what kind of doctor I wanted to become. Did I want to become a doctor to earn a lot of money and live a prosperous life, be respected in society, or so that I could simply help other people? The answer came to me not too long ago while I was volunteering at the Methodist Richardson Hospital. During my time in the children’s ward reading books with these children or even just talking to them, I felt a sense of fulfillment. Seeing these children with life threatening diseases, such as cancer, smiling happily as if nothing were wrong, living their lives as if they were not stuck in hospital beds made me just love them and their positive attitudes. Working with these children helped me realize that whatever I did in life would be focused around children such as them. The volunteer work I committed to at this hospital helped me realize the career field I wanted to go into, and it also taught me how important it is to keep the new generations yet to come healthy, and a massive risk factor that would risk the health of children is childhood obesity.
Having a wish fulfilled is a desire everyone keeps, but granting one is a special characteristic of a chosen few. Such is the ideology of the Make a wish foundation. This simple, but powerful belief is what drives the Make-A-Wish foundation. For children who must face the uncertainty of a tomorrow, due to their rapidly deteriorating health, a wish is more than just a desire. It’s a hope. Hope is what carries us out of the darkest of slums, to keep going. To face a tomorrow. Make-A-Wish is committed to granting the wish of every eligible child. They do this believing that wishes can make sick children feel better, and sometimes, when they feel better, they get better. Since the spring of 1980, they have been granting the wishes of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical conditions. The make a wish foundation has the ability to not only unite a society as whole and further the awareness of life threatening illnesses, but also gives hope to individuals and a community as a whole.
Most of us have experienced a time in our lives when we have dealt with the burdens of sickness. Can you think of a time when a loved one has been severely ill? Or of a time when you, yourself, have been in the hospital? Can you imagine not being able to physically be with that sick loved one, or not having your loved ones nearby to support you while you were sick? Now imagine being a parent with a child who has a life-threatening illness, such as cancer. Wouldn’t that be hard? What if your child needs the best care available, but that facility is out of state? Do you send them away and visit every now and then? Do you move? Do you drive hundreds of miles a week for treatments? How can you afford it all? Thousands of families experience these hardships every day. The struggle to accommodate for a child’s healthcare needs is costly and stressful. That is why Ronald McDonald House Charities provide shelter across America for families with hospitalized children who are receiving treatment away from home.
The summer after my freshman year in college, I went back to Honduras to volunteer with the children who had leukemia at the National Public Hospital. I have never been as intimidated as my first day, when I followed the attending oncologist, while he was showing me the pediatric unit. He also explained my duties, which were attending and playing with the children. When I was left to start my job, I felt almost as nuisance in the midst of that hectic hospital room. Unsure on how to approach the patients, I looked around and found a tender smiling face. Although I was nervous, the warmth of his expression gave me the confidence to walk towards his bed. After a long and pleasant talk, I learned that Diego was from a remote rural town, and that his father visited him three days a week because he had to work to support his family. Diego suffered from a severe form of leukemia and had been hospitalized for nine months. Due to his poor health, he was unable to walk or even sit up in his bed. Hence, he developed atrophy in his legs causing them to lose strength and mobility. Yet with a huge sparkle in his eyes, Diego shared with me his dreams of becoming a great soccer player. As I turned away to retrieve the board games that he requested, I was moved by his courage to dream despite the hardships he was enduring at such a young age. This encounter was the beginning of an important turning point in my life. What initially began as a job became a real duty for me. I felt compelled and obligated to the children whom I interacted with, gaining satisfaction in doing so. At first, it seemed I was doing them a favor but rather it was the children that made an impact in my life. After I left Diego’s bedside that day, I was heartbroken to see h...
During tough times one looks for the light at the end of the tunnel to get through their difficulties. The Make-A-Wish Foundation doesn’t just provide a light, but a full gap, in that tunnel. Make-A-Wish uses donated funds to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses in order to give that child an escape in the tough time they’re going through. Critics of this foundation say that the funds should be going to finding a cure for their illnesses, especially cancer research, instead of for frivolous wishes. Although funding cancer research is indispensable for the future, funding for the Make-A-Wish Foundation is more important for the present because it provides irreplaceable experiences for children who may not live long enough to see a cure.
Have you ever had a dream or a wish? Have you ever wanted to go somewhere but you're too sick, too tired, and you don't have enough money and you had already lived your life? Donate to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, they help every kid make their dream come true! If you donate you won't just make the kids happy, you would make yourself happy! I believe this is the best charity to donate to. A little kid from Make-A-Wish-Foundation one time said “Just wanted to say thanks for putting a twinkle back into little shining stars. Your hard work brightens lives!” -Terri.
I started volunteering at the food bank and the soup kitchen in grade 9, with a nudge from my friend. During my time as a volunteer, I would ask for donations and collect any non-perishable food items. Later I would go to the Soup Kitchen, to help cook some of these items and serve them to those in need. My volunteering experience allowed me to experience the environment and face situations that I otherwise would not. It opened my eyes to the harsh reality and lifestyle that many individuals in our society face today. My time at the food bank and Soup Kitchen helped me understand the importance of giving, ...
Helping Hands has helped my family in the past. Several years ago my family was struggling with income and Helping Hands was generous enough to help us pay our electric bill. I chose to volunteer at Helping Hands because I wanted to give back to the program. At the time, it seemed like there was little value in sorting piles of toys but then the manager shared with me that many children would be very happy to receive these toys for Christmas. This one comment helped me to put it all into perspective. Volunteering isn’t about me; it is about playing an active in the community. Bringing joy to families who are suffering, giving hope to the hopeless.