I know things are tough right now! Please help Palitaive Care at Mott Hospital, Please read my story, Please share--if you can please donate and stay safe!
To me, Palliative Care means HOPE!
Because of you, kids like me have a chance! We have a chance to be followed and cared for by an elite group of doctors, nurses and social workers from the Palitaive Care Clinic at Mott Hospital.
Pallitaive Care supports individuals like me who have life threatening, chronically complex, multiple medical conditions.
I have had 106 surgeries, and have spent most of my life in the hospital. Sometimes I have been in so much pain, and have been so sick, I have not been able to get out of bed. The Palliative Care Team has helped enhance my quality of life! Please join my Team! The "Larry Prout Jr" team and donate if you can! Palliative Care is a service at Mott Hospital that helps individuals with life threatening complex medical needs. With Covid-19, the need for Palliative Care is greater now more than ever.
The second annual 5K fundraiser to support Palitaive Care was scheduled for April this year, but had to be changed to a virtual race due to Coronavirus and social distancing needs. Last year my family pushed my wheel chair, and I got out and ran across the finish line! This year my goal was to ride my recumbent bike throughout the race! Palliative care assisted me in getting my bike, which was a goal I had for years to help with my health, strength and independence!
I promise to ride my recumbent bike very day in honor of all the kids and adults that are supported by the Pallitave Care Program! Please ride your bike, walk, run, excercise in your home in honor of kids like me. And remember to stay safe!
I am cared for by Mott's Palliative Care Clinic. My P.C. medical team keeps me supplied with all of my wound care and feeding needs, my medicines, and they follow me closely in order to make sure I am able to maintain my health and so that my pain issues are manageable. I am followed by many medical services at Mott. Pediatric surgery, Urology surgery, Neuro Surgery, Ortho Surgery, Endocrinology, Plastic surgery, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, and more.
Because of my complex needs, it was important that Palliative Care became a part of my team to help coordinate services and needed medical care, and help keep me out of the hospital to enhance my quality of life and independence!
Please join my team! This means, if you can donate, follow the link---Click on "The Team" and pick the team with my picture.
You can join my team by 1) donating, 2) sharing this fundraiser or 3) cheering me on!
Even donating a few dollars helps!
Together we can all make a difference!
Thank you! Thank you for supporting Paliative Care at Mott Hospital and kids like me!
Stay healthy! Stay safe! I love you guys! And always remember to GO BLUE!
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be hosting the second annual Run, Walk n Roll 5K this year. We are extremely heartbroken to make this decision, but we know this is the right thing to do to protect our community.
While we aren’t able to gather in person for the 5K, we remain committed to raising funds and awareness for the Pediatric Palliative Care Program at Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
Through our virtual campaign, we invite you to make a gift to Elizabeth’s Courage Fund, which helps palliative care patients and families who are dealing with increased financial and emotional stress.
Palliative care specialists focus on improving the quality of life of patients with chronic and/or terminal diseases. They seek to increase patient comfort by reducing pain and nausea, minimizing hospital stays, and supporting the emotional needs of children and families. We are excited to join with you and raise money to enable more children and families to benefit from this life-changing care.
Elizabeth’s Courage Fund was inspired by Elizabeth Sheeren, a beloved Grosse Pointe South High School graduate, who has been in and out of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital for the past eight years battling multiple progressive, complex diseases.
Elizabeth’s sister, Claire, established the Run, Walk n Roll 5K in 2019 after seeing the difference palliative care made for her family. The initial event welcomed more than 550 participants and raised more than $46,000 for the Pediatric Palliative Care Program.
This incredible generosity supported several uplifting programs at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Funds benefited a massage therapy program that helps patients and families cope with the stress of a hospital stay. Proceeds also supported the work of Fawn, a therapy dog who helps to comfort and cheer up families. Another portion of last year’s donations helped nurses and social workers provide interactive games and toys, as well as art and music therapy in the home.
This year, we are looking forward to supporting programs that can make a difference for families going through difficult times. We are especially focused on providing assistance to families challenged by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
We are so thankful for your support. Your generosity impacts so many in our community. Please stay safe, and stay tuned for information on our next event, slated for spring 2021.