Live on the Radio for BC Children’s Hospital
Earlier this month I was asked by BC Children’s Hospital to take part in the 12th annual Ocean 98.5 Radiothon for Kids. This Radiothon not only raises money for BC Children’s Hospital but it also allows the general public to realize just how important BC Children’s is to so many families.
Obviously, I agreed to do it and on May 1st I was live on the Radio! My mom and I began by telling them all about Biliary Atresia, what it is, what it does to your body and what it means in both the near and far future for all us infants diagnosed. I then answered some questions regarding how it has been for me personally fighting Biliary Atresia but mostly I explained to them about my charity, “Biliary Atresia Awareness and Research Society” and the reason behind my family and I setting it up.
They were proud of me for all the work I do through BAAR and asked why it is that I like giving back to BC Children’s Hospital so much? My answer was simple, because BC Children’s Hospital has given me life and because of that I will forever be thankful.
I’ll forever be thankful to everyone who looks after me and monitors my health but I’m especially thankful to my Biliary Atresia Specialist Dr. Rick Schreiber who has been with me since we moved to Canada 11 years ago! Not a day goes by where I don’t thank them for the work they do not only for me but for every other child fighting for their life inside that hospital.
Last year over 81,000 kids visited BC Children’s Hospital and in my opinion, BC Children’s Hospital gives me and all those other kids hope and if you keep hope alive, it keeps you alive.
I’m happy to say this year the 12th annual Ocean 98.5 Radiothon for Kids raised $137, 750!
To make a Donation to BC Childrens Hospital – Click here.
To make a Donation towards BAAR – Click here.
Thanks for reading – Natalie.