Since being diagnosed with 3rd degree heart block at the age of two, I have a special connection to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, where I've been treated throughout my life and am beyond grateful for their extraordinary care.
To show my appreciation, I've had various opportunities to give back. In high school, I interned with their marketing team where I helped to organize events like the ribbon cutting for their new oncology unit, and fundraisers like their Miracle Treat Day. I've also gone on air for the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's 100.7 WHUD Radiothon fundraiser to help raise awareness about the hospital through my story, in the hopes that listeners would donate money. In addition, in 2021, we began our partnership with the Ronald McDonald House of the Hudson Valley (located on the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital campus) to stock their fridge with our English muffins for their guests to enjoy.
To learn more about my journey and experience with 3rd degree heart block, please click here.
Please consider donating to help improve the lives of other youth, like me, within the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. Every dollar counts.
- Olivia, operations manager