Rissa's Heart


Phoenix Children's Hospital 5K 2021

Rissa's Heart

Join us! We created a team for the Phoenix Childrens Hospital 5K and Kids Dash. We are playing a role in helping patients at Phoenix Childrens and would love your support. WALK. RUN. RIDE. FUNDRAISE. means more now than ever. Families across Arizona need and depend on Phoenix Children’s Hospital and we want to help.

As most of you know, my daughter Rissa was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). Phoenix Children's Hospital has saved her life over and over again since birth. Open heart surgeries, catheters, echocardiograms, chest tubes, complications, blood work. We've lived out of the hospital and Ronald McDonald houses on many occasions during her first 4 years of life. She's doing great now after getting a heart transplant on her 4th birthday in January 2020. We have a deep gratitude for Rissa's medical team at PCH.

I truly appreciate you helping support PCH and Rissa by joining the team- walking, running, riding, biking, rowing, swimming, or anything else I didn't think of! Fundraise if you'd like too. It all goes to PCH. Or feel free to donate to your favorite charity, local hospital, or Ronald McDonald house charities. Thanks again and we’ll look forward to continuing our annual PCH 5K tradition!

Many of the vital programs and services offered are funded solely through donations by individuals and organizations. KIDS CANT WAIT. Now more than ever, the need is great to provide high-quality childrens healthcare. Phoenix Childrens is committed to ensuring every resource is available to care for our communitys most vulnerable children.

2019 STATS:

- More than 25,000 surgeries were performed

-More than 328,000 outpatient visits

-More than 98,000 visits to our emergency room

-More than 50,000 urgent care visits

The numbers and demand for care continue to grow. KIDS CANT WAIT. Lets do this together.

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