Whether to strive for the go ahead touchdown to score, or else defend the slimmest of leads? It’s an intense decision at a critical time in the game.
Similarly, at two rival schools – The Ohio State University and The University of Michigan - critical decisions are made every day. Only this is not a game. In the Pediatric Intensive Care Units (ICU) of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, care providers are there at critical times for our most vulnerable children – children battling cancer, heart disease, head trauma, pneumonia, diabetes, and many other illnesses.
Despite being rivals on the football field, researchers at OSU/Nationwide Children’s and U-M/C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital have been strong partners in our charge to better understand children who are critically ill so we can snatch them back from the cliff’s edge and give us a chance to cure them of their diseases. Help us help them by supporting innovative critical care research initiatives aimed at discovering new treatments, providing the highest quality care, and teaching the next generation of critical care providers.
Between now and the end of the Michigan/Ohio State football game on Saturday, November 30th, both Pediatric ICUs will be raising funds in a friendly competition to support our critical work known as the Goal Line Challenge.
Donations will stay and be used at their designated sites regardless of the outcome on the gridiron!
So, please, if you are fortunate to help, help us help them.