Each year, the Radiology department historically “adopts” a family for Christmas. Our adopted families share a history with Cincinnati Children’s. The families we typically adopt are dealing with the normal demands of daily life with children when suddenly their family experiences devastating news regarding a child. Now, instead of their family holiday-time traditions, they must learn to adjust to a new normal of doctor/clinic visits, procedures, and treatments, either knowing or not knowing what the outcome will be.
The goal of our Radiology family is to help brighten the holiday season for our adopted family while they attend to the special needs of their child. After learning specific needs, age and gender, a wish list is created and the collection process begins. A group of employees collect from a variety of divisions and locations throughout Radiology to assist with the donation process.
Again, this year, the MRI division will be helping to coordinate. It’s been such a rewarding experience to witness all of your kindness with this annual fundraiser. Our goal is to brighten the holiday season for our adopted family while they attend to the special needs of their child/children.
Janice Steiner, BS, RT(R)CT), author; Glenn Miñano, BFA; Meredith Towbin, copy editor