CartWh ls GivinG tHe Boot to CanCer Beating

Children’s Hospital Foundation – Benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital
Winter 2012
Giving the boot
to cancer
and life
the night
The ups &
downs of
Norton Healthcare celebrated exciting changes under way
at Norton Suburban Hospital as it transitions to Norton
Women’s Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital –
St. Matthews. In September, the community took part in
a special seed-planting ceremony to kick off construction.
Jamie Rhodes Photo
The new facility, scheduled to open in spring 2014, will
In this issu ...
4 A family’s experience
with cancer
6 Balancing kidney disorder
and busy life
8 Terrible twos or
neurological disorder?
9 By the numbers:
Kids and growth
10 Planned Giving
11 Caregiver Spotlight
12 News and Notes
14 Tribute Gifts
15 Upcoming Events
On the cover:
Felicity Morrison, Wilms tumor survivor
fulfill a community need for specialized care for women
and children.
Planting seeds for the future of
health care
n September, Norton Healthcare began a new chapter in its commitment to continually
improving access to medical care for families in our community. A special seed-planting
ceremony was held in the courtyard of Norton Suburban Hospital to celebrate the
beginning of the campus’s transition to the new Norton Women’s Hospital and
Kosair Children’s Hospital – St. Matthews.
This day marked the vision and collaboration of countless individuals — a vision
that simply could not be realized without the contributions and commitment of
numerous organizations and individuals within our community. Working together, hand
in hand, we are ensuring the needs and input of the families we serve every day are
represented in the new facility.
Norton Women’s Hospital and Kosair Children’s Hospital –
St. Matthews will allow us to provide innovative care
dedicated to the unique needs of women and children.
Specifically, we will continue to provide the same high level of
pediatric care available at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
With renovations expected to be complete in spring
2014, the new hospital will feature a pediatric emergency
department; an expanded and renovated adult-service
emergency department; renovated operating rooms, including
four ORs for children; a redesigned 40-bed neonatal intensive
care unit; private patient rooms; a 14-bed intensive care unit for adults; an inpatient
eating disorders unit; a migraine clinic; a pelvic health center; and a public concourse for
easier access to retail, food, pastoral care, outpatient services and much more. The facility
will continue to offer emergency, inpatient and outpatient care to men as well.
The new hospital will be so much more than bricks and mortar: It will offer
family-centered care for more people in our community.
None of this is possible without you. Your feedback; participation; and contributions
of time, money and gifts are the real bricks and mortar that make possible every
enhancement to the quality of care, programs, equipment and facilities. Thank you for
being on our team today and always.
Thomas D. Kmetz
Division President
Women’s and Children’s Services
President, Kosair Children’s Hospital
Lynnie Meyer, MSN., R.N., CFRE
Executive Director
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Prescribed problem
Keeping kids safe around
prescription medications
hen parents think of drug overdoses in kids, many think of street
drugs such as bath salts, marijuana or ecstasy. However, parents
need to keep in mind the dangers associated with drugs right in their own
medicine cabinet.
Child and teen overdoses associated with prescription drugs found
in the home are on the rise. According to the Kentucky Regional Poison
Control Center of Kosair Children’s Hospital, in 2012 the center received
6,943 calls related to medication ingestion or overdose. Of those calls,
1,041 involved an overdose or issue with a medication prescribed
specifically for a child.
“We are receiving an increased number of calls to our 24-hour call
center from parents with children who have overdosed on prescription
drugs,” said Sheila Geiger, R.N., certified specialist in poison information
and representative for the Kentucky Regional Poison Control Center.
“These are either young children gaining access to their own prescriptions,
parents accidentally double-dosing or an older child intentionally taking
more than the prescribed dose. We encourage parents to be vigilant about
putting prescriptions in a secure place in the home, much like they would
alcohol or weapons.”
Double-dosing often occurs when parents are going through their busy
morning routines and forget they’ve already given one dose, or when an
adult in the household does not communicate to another adult that a
medication was already given.
The risk of overdosing on prescription drugs is not limited to small
children. The problem is prevalent in teens as well. As teens are given
the responsibility to take their own medications, it increases the chance
of an overdose from either accidentally or deliberately taking too much
“We often treat teens in the emergency department who shared their
medications or their parent’s medications with friends,” said Sandra
Herr, M.D., medical director of the Kosair Children’s Hospital emergency
department. “Many teens think they know what type of medicine their
friend is sharing and they end up having to be treated for symptoms that
are caused from taking medicines they are not prescribed.
“Often we have to treat the symptoms that are caused from the
overdose, including fever, muscle spasms, chest pain and sedation when
patients come in highly agitated from a drug,” said Dr. Herr, who is also
associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of
Medicine. In severe cases the side effects may cause permanent damage
and even death.
–Lauren Davis
Tips for keeping kids safe from
prescribed medicines
• Secure all prescribed medicines
regardless of the age of the child.
•Establish a system that records
when medications are given to
ensure that double-dosing does
not occur.
• Consider administering
medications to teens to prevent
overdoses or sharing with friends.
•Talk to your teen about the
dangers of taking more than
their prescribed daily dose or
taking someone else’s prescribed
For more information about
medication safety or in the event
of a suspected overdose, call
the Kentucky Regional Poison
Control Center’s 24/7 hotline
at (800) 222-1222.
How you can help
Funding from the Children’s
Hospital Foundation supports
important programs and services
such as this. To find out how you can
help, call (502) 629-8060 or visit
A family’s
with childhood cancer
atching Rylan Morris zoom around on a
tricycle, he looks like any other 4-year-old
boy. What makes him different, though, is
many times he is riding a tricycle around the
hallways of the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care
Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
In February, Dawn and Chad Morris began noticing strange
bruises on their son. For an active 3-year-old, that didn’t seem
out of the ordinary to his parents. However, the bruises were
on his face, back, belly and even the insides of his thighs. A
talk with his day care staff yielded no clues. Then Rylan spiked
a high fever.
“We moved up our regular appointment with the
pediatrician and she did some blood work,” Dawn said. “She
said it looked like leukemia. I was in shock. I said to myself,
‘What did she just say?’”
I think people don’t always realize
the expertise we have right here at
Kosair Children’s Hospital.”
Jamie Rhodes Photo
–Chad Morris
Rylan was admitted to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where he
underwent a bone marrow biopsy, chest X-rays and other tests
to determine what he was up against. A port was inserted and
chemotherapy was started immediately for what was diagnosed
as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL.
“We were numb,” Chad said. “The hardest phone call I had
to make was to my parents because my sister is a childhood
leukemia survivor.”
“With ALL, there are too many cells in the blood that
become leukemia cells,” said Ashok B. Raj, M.D., pediatric
hematologist/oncologist and professor of pediatrics, University
of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics.
“These cells are not able to fight infection well. As they increase
in numbers, they allow less room for healthy cells, leading to
infections, anemia and bleeding.”
The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center has a higher
rate of survival for ALL than the national average.
Rylan Morris of Shepherdsville, Ky.
The Morrises’ lives have changed into a series of doctor
visits, chemotherapy, hospitalizations and tests. To take care
of Rylan, Dawn had to leave her job in the banking industry.
Chad, fortunately, is director of environmental services at
Kosair Children’s Hospital, so when Rylan is there, he is
close by.
“It’s strange to see things from a different side now — as
a parent,” Chad said. “I now have a better understanding of
how important each person’s role is at the hospital — from
environmental services to food and nutrition to nursing.
“Since we have to go through this, I’m glad we can be here.
I think people don’t always realize the expertise we have right
here at Kosair Children’s Hospital.”
Rylan is now on a maintenance dose of chemotherapy,
meaning his treatments are just once a month instead of
weekly. Hopefully by spring his bike riding will only be
outdoors, where it should be.
–Maggie Skibba Roetker
Life shouldn’t stop for cancer
The Children’s Hospital Foundation has started an initiative
to raise $15 million for the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care
Center and pediatric oncology initiatives at Kosair Children’s
Hospital. The goal is to help the hospital recruit key clinical
and research leaders, expand important regional patient care
research, construct additional outpatient facilities and enhance
specialty areas to better serve pediatric oncology patients and
their families.
“Our oncology services are among the best in the nation,”
said Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., CFRE, executive director of the
Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We know that we can make
them even better, and it’s going to require support from the
entire community to realize our vision.”
Kentucky has the third highest overall cancer incidence
rate in the nation, and counties surrounding Kosair Children’s
Hospital have pediatric cancer rates higher than the national
average. Each year more than 650 children are in active
treatment for pediatric cancers at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
The hospital’s specialists are able to provide some of the most
advanced treatments so that cancer survival rates remain
higher than the national average.
For more information or to make a donation, visit
Dean Lavenson Photo
Sometimes life is a
balancing act
arah Booth has a busy life. She’s a typical 14-year-old who,
like most other teens, stays active keeping up with school,
friends and extracurricular activities. She also has been an avid
gymnast since the young age of 4.
One year ago, Sarah was diagnosed with a serious and scary
kidney disease called juvenile nephronophthisis (pronounced
nef-ron-off-the-sis). Neither she nor her parents realized there
was anything wrong until a routine blood test came back
showing unusual creatinine levels — an analysis to determine
kidney function.
[Sarah is] proof that sometimes life can
deal you a bad hand of cards, but that
doesn’t mean you have to stop playing.”
–Kristen Booth
If you ask Sarah, sometimes nephronophthisis can be as
complicated to live with as it is to pronounce.
“Juvenile nephronophthisis is a genetic condition that
involves the formation of scar tissue and cysts inside the kidney.
Over time, they inhibit the kidney’s ability function,” said
David N. Kenagy, M.D., pediatric nephrology (kidney)
specialist for Kosair Children’s Hospital and associate professor
and division chief of pediatric nephrology for University of
Louisville School of Medicine.
“Basically, it means that the part of my kidneys that are
supposed to function like a filter don’t work right, and it will
get worse over time,” Sarah said. “I’m on daily kidney dialysis
that my mom and dad help me do at home while I wait for a
transplant. I have a lot of doctors’ appointments, and sometimes
they don’t always fit in with my school or gymnastics schedule.
Sometimes I don’t always feel great, but I try to keep a positive
attitude about it.”
A kidney transplant is required for Sarah to get better and
not be reliant on dialysis. Dr. Kenagy and the rest of Sarah’s
medical team feel confident that she will be matched with a
donor kidney soon.
Sarah’s mom, Kristen, can attest to how well she handles her
“Nothing ever really seems to get her down,” Kristen said.
“Her sister, dad and I are always optimistic and have a strong
faith that Sarah will receive a new kidney, but she shows us
every day how to wake up with a positive attitude and get
on with things. If you had to look at our situation and find
something good, it would be Sarah’s inspiration and the
character she’s shown. She’s proof that sometimes life can deal
you a bad hand of cards, but that doesn’t mean you have to
stop playing.”
–Michelle Robey
Kosair Children’s Hospital welcomes new kidney specialists
David N. Kenagy, M.D., has joined U of L
Physicians – Pediatric Nephrology as an
associate professor and division chief of
pediatric nephrology. Dr. Kenagy earned his
medical degree from Jefferson Medical College
in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed a pediatric residency at
The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Ohio, and a
pediatric nephrology fellowship at Washington University
in St. Louis, Mo.
Sushil K. Gupta, MBBS, has joined U of L
Physicians – Pediatric Nephrology as an
assistant professor. Dr. Gupta earned his medical
degree and completed his residency at Maulana
Azad Medical College in New Delhi, India. He
completed a pediatric nephrology fellowship followed by a
pediatric residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
With the assistance of their clinical staff, these physicians
care for patients in their offices in downtown Louisville and at
Kosair Children’s Hospital. They also conduct research and train
the next generation of pediatricians.
For more information about the pediatric nephrology
program at Kosair Children’s Hospital or to learn how
you can help support it, call (502) 629-8060 or visit
Sarah Booth of Charlestown, Ind.
Dean Lavenson Photo
ver the past 15 years, Luisa Satterly has tried not to worry about how slowly
her son, Ryan, was growing. After all, she and Ryan’s father are not exceptionally
tall. But in the back of her mind Luisa wondered if Ryan was growing normally. She
recently decided to ask Ryan’s pediatrician.
“Parents tend to worry over where their child ranks on the growth charts they
see at the pediatrician’s office,” said V. Faye Jones, M.D., pediatrician and
professor of pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
“These charts only provide a general picture of growth over time.”
“Ryan’s doctor reassured me he is a healthy teenager, but she
offered to refer me to a pediatric endocrinologist to evaluate if he is
growing normally,” Luisa said.
In most cases, children are following a genetic pattern and their
body’s own growth schedule. Growth charts simply determine
whether children fall within the “normal” growth range.
“On average, boys and girls from ages 3 to 11 generally grow
about 2 to 3 inches per year. When they reach adolescence,
they may grow 3 to 4 inches a year,” Dr. Jones said. “But
these are only averages that don’t account for timing and
environmental factors, along with genetics.”
Many children experience growth spurts followed by periods
of very slow growth. Some children grow as much as three
times faster during a particular season of the year.
“Nutrition and exercise also are important components to
normal growth,” Dr. Jones said. “Parents should make every effort
to ensure their child eats a healthy diet and exercises daily. If calories
consumed exceed those burned, the child may develop a weight problem.”
Even if a child is a picky eater, parents do not usually have to worry that
it is impairing growth, according to Dr. Jones. Do not fall into the trap of
thinking the child will starve and thus give in to his or her desire for junk
food. As long as the child is gaining weight appropriately and is eating a
healthy variety of foods, his or her nutritional needs are usually being met.
All this aside, if you are worried about your child’s height or weight, talk
with your pediatrician.
“I feel better knowing the pediatrician is not overly concerned about Ryan,”
Luisa said. “He’s healthy, and he is comfortable with his height. If he’s happy,
I’m happy.”
–Jennifer Reynolds
Ryan Satterly of Louisville
Predict your child’s adult height
Selina Winfield and sons
Landon (left) and JJ
JJ was displaying an unusual set of symptoms for a Chiari,
but since the brainstem is involved, it is not uncommon
for symptoms to be unusual from time to time. One thing
was clear: JJ seemed to be getting worse over time.
“He never really started to talk, so once we understood
his diagnosis, it seemed to make sense. He was struggling
to tell me that he was hurting everywhere — his eyes, the
back of his head, his legs,” Selina said. “It was a hard time
for us all, but imagine going through this and not really
being able to communicate with us.”
A decompression surgery was planned to relieve the
pressure in JJ’s brain and potentially alleviate his seizures
and related symptoms.
“Surgery is the only successful treatment plan for a
symptomatic Chiari malformation, as it essentially allows us
to go into the back of the head and relieve the pressure on
the cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord so normal brain fluid
circulation can be re-established,” Dr. Mutchnick said.
JJ underwent surgery in May 2012 and today, if you ask his
mom, it’s almost like he’s a different kid.
“Since surgery, JJ has not had any seizures, night terrors or
balance issues,” Selina said. “It’s been amazing.”
While he has some catching up to do with the help of speech
therapy, JJ has become a normal, busy and inquisitive toddler
who loves dinosaurs and riding his tricycle. And he is sleeping
through the night.
Selina says the sound of JJ’s voice is one of the best sounds
in the world.
“I’ve gone from being terrified of hearing JJ scream in the
middle of the night to hearing him rattle off names of his
favorite dinosaurs, and it’s a wonderful
change!” she said.
For information about the pediatric
neurology and neurosurgery program
at Kosair Children’s Hospital, visit Would you like to
help support the program so other kids
like JJ are assured access to the best
neurological care? Call the
Children’s Hospital Foundation
at (502) 629-8060.
–Michelle Robey
When should you worry
about your child’s height?
When the t rrible twos
take a r
By the numbers
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cerebellum — the part of our brain at the back of the skull
responsible for coordinating and refining complicated movements
— extends below the bottom of the skull and puts pressure on
the brainstem.”
According to Dr. Mutchnick, often the condition can exist
without any symptoms, but it can sometimes cause abnormalities
in neurological function. Common symptoms of a Chiari
malformation include issues with balance, fatigue, headaches,
asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
hree-year-old Jeremiah Winfield (or JJ as his family calls
him) is finally sleeping through the night, free from his
routine of night terrors that haunted him and his family for
several months. When JJ was 2 years old, he suffered from
nightmares that involved waking up almost every night
screaming at the top of his lungs, trying to break windows in
his room and terrifying his mom in the process.
“It’s the worst thing in the world for a mother
to see her child in pain and not be able to do
anything about it,”
said JJ’s mom, Selina.
The nightmare
continued long after he
woke in the morning. JJ began to stare off
into space, was prone to temper tantrums
and had developed a habit of clicking his
tongue. Selina initially chalked it
up to the “terrible twos,” but soon
realized there was something much
more serious going on.
“One day JJ’s eyes started going in different
directions, and that’s when we knew something
was horribly wrong and we took him to the
emergency room,” Selina said.
Doctors determined that JJ was having seizures,
and his symptoms and erratic behavior were likely
caused by a much more serious condition. A scan
of JJ’s brain revealed that he was suffering from an
anatomical abnormality most commonly found
in children called Chiari malformation.
“A Chiari malformation occurs in the back of
the head where the brain and spinal cord connect,”
said Ian S. Mutchnick, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon,
Norton Neuroscience Institute. “It happens when the
Add together the heights of the mother and father in inches
and divide by 2.
For a boy: Add 2½ inches • For a girl: Subtract 2½ inches
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. This formula is just a guideline and
does not take into account genetic and environmental factors.
Plann d Giving
Car giv r Spotlight
Samuel G. Swope
Supporting children’s health
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Samuel G. Swope has had a long philanthropic relationship
with Norton Healthcare both individually and through
the Sam Swope Auto Group, of which he is founder and
chairman. He is a past chairman of the Norton Healthcare
Board of Trustees and has made numerous donations to
the Norton Healthcare Foundation and Children’s Hospital
Foundation, including nine BMWs for the Kosair Children’s
Hospital Home and BMW Raffle since 2003.
As a father and grandfather, Swope has a self-proclaimed
soft spot for children and has been involved with pediatric
health care in Louisville for many years.
This year, in addition to his other gifts, Swope made a
planned gift to the Children’s Hospital Foundation and was
inducted into the Wade Mountz Heritage Society.
“Kosair Children’s Hospital provides a much-needed
community service 365 days a year, and I wanted to support
them in any way I could,” Swope said.
The Wade Mountz Heritage Society recognizes individuals
who have made irrevocable planned gifts of $100,000 or
more to the Children’s Hospital Foundation to support
Kosair Children’s Hospital, Kosair Children’s Medical Center –
Brownsboro or to the Norton Healthcare Foundation in
support of Norton Hospital, Norton Audubon Hospital,
Norton Suburban Hospital or Norton Brownsboro Hospital.
Samuel G. Swope
Kosair Children’s Hospital provides a
much-needed community service 365 days
a year, and I wanted to support them in
any way I could.”
–Samuel G. Swope
The Wade Mountz Heritage Society honors Norton Healthcare
president emeritus Wade Mountz’s core values of vision,
leadership, character, commitment and integrity.
Swope has seen Kosair Children’s Hospital grow over the
years and has developed a strong bond with other individuals
who played roles in the hospital’s growth, including Mountz.
“I’ve always held Wade in very high regard for his character
and the excellent work he did throughout his career, so the
decision to join the Wade Mountz Heritage Society felt very
natural,” Swope said.
Swope and his family continue to contribute to the Children’s
Hospital Foundation and the growth of pediatric health care in
the community.
–Ella O’Holleran
Are you maximizing end-of-year tax
Learn how a planned gift can work in your favor while
also benefiting Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s
Hospital Foundation for years to come. For more information,
contact Eric Seto, director of major gifts and planned giving, at
(502) 629-8060 or [email protected], or visit
David Foley, M.D., is a
pediatric surgeon, associate
professor of pediatric surgery
at the University of Louisville
School of Medicine and director
of the trauma department at
Kosair Children’s Hospital. He
also has a “fan base” of children
and families who would call
him an angel, a lifesaver and
a hero.
Dr. Foley has always known
he wanted to be a physician and
was especially drawn to surgery
during his surgical residency
rotation at Wake Forest
“I was amazed at the
resiliency of kids and inspired
by their incredible progress
after surgery,” Dr. Foley said.
“I knew I wanted to be a part
of the potential to change a
child’s life through the work we
are able to do in the operating
David Foley, M.D., with new parents David and Livvy Timmons and their baby, Teddy.
room every day.”
After nearly a decade of
service with Kosair Children’s Hospital, Dr. Foley has operated
on hundreds of children for a wide variety of injuries and
I knew I wanted to be a part of the
conditions, but each case is special to him.
“At the end of a week I might have treated over a dozen
potential to change a child’s life through
children, but I find myself holding on to each one in my
the work we are able to do in the
mind,” he said. “Each child and outcome from surgery is
important to me.”
operating room every day.”
It is that passion and dedication that makes Dr. Foley stand
out among the families he cares for.
–David Foley, M.D.
“Dr. David Foley is one of the most compassionate
region, but our team continues to look for ways to better
physicians I know,” said Mary Fallat, M.D., chief of pediatric
coordinate and improve the service that we provide,” Dr. Foley
surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. “He
has a gentle manner with patients and families that endears him said. “Each case is important, each child is important, each
family is important; and we want to continue to improve their
to them.”
experiences here.”
Dr. Foley also serves as a key member of the trauma team at
–Lauren Davis
Kosair Children’s Hospital. He has helped the hospital become a
first-class pediatric trauma center and achieve American College
of Surgeons Level I Pediatric Trauma Center verification earlier
How you can help
this year. The verification recognizes the trauma team’s ability to
To help support the pediatric trauma center at
care for the most severely injured children at any time.
Kosair Children’s Hospital, contact the Children’s
“The trauma team at Kosair Children’s Hospital has always
Hospital Foundation at (502) 629-8060 or visit
and continues to provide great care for kids throughout the
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Making a difference one surgery at a time
N ws and Not s
Kohl’s grant funds health
and wellness resources
for kids
Pig tossing for a good cause
Last March, Greathouse/Shryock Traditional
Elementary School kicked off a Kids for Kids fundraiser in
which students and staff members filled piggy banks and
donated them to Kosair Children’s Hospital through the
Children’s Hospital Foundation. Participants mailed
letters, created online fundraising pages and asked friends
and family members for support. More than 300 full
piggy banks were returned for a chance to win one of two
$500 scholarships. From the piggy banks alone,
Greathouse/Shryock raised $7,000; to date, the school has
raised more than $123,400 for Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Fulfilling a promise she made if the students surpassed
their fundraising goal, Principal Karla Davis kissed a pig
in front of the entire school.
Kohl’s community giving and volunteer program,
Kohl’s Cares®, recently awarded the Children’s Hospital
Foundation with a generous grant of $167,302. This
marks the seventh year Kohl’s has helped support
important initiatives and create vital educational
resources about healthy eating, nutrition and physical
Initiatives made possible by this grant fall under the
direction of the Children’s Hospital Foundation Office
of Child Advocacy of Kosair Children’s Hospital. The
grant will support funding of the 2013 Children and
Hospitals Week; the creation of a speakers’ bureau
program; a fitness and nutrition component at this
year’s Festival of Trees & Lights; an outreach education
component focusing on fourth- and fifth-graders
throughout the area; expanded mileage walking clubs
at community schools; and an online pedometer
Last year’s Kohl’s Cares grant helped the Office of
Child Advocacy produce educational materials
designed to encourage kids to be more active and make
healthier food choices. The materials included a video
featuring local kids and their parents in a reality-show
format; an accompanying booklet that provides
nutrition tips, recipes and other helpful resources; and
a brochure titled “My Great Healthy Plate.” Since 2006,
Kohl’s Cares has contributed more than $1 million to
the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Cancer Care Center gets
more than new name
On Aug. 20, pediatric oncology patients at
Kosair Children’s Hospital were introduced to the
Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, their “home
away from home.” The center underwent a major
renovation funded by a generous $3 million gift to the
Children’s Hospital Foundation by Wes and Kelly Blair,
who lost their daughter, Addison, to neuroblastoma at
just 3 years old. The center now carries Addison Jo
Blair’s name as well as her joyous personality. It is
decorated with images of the Louisville skyline and
airplanes, which Addison enjoyed watching from her
hospital window while undergoing treatment.
15 chefs, one cause
The third annual Bourbon & Bowties™: A Taste of Corbett’s was held
June 14 and featured 15 of Louisville’s finest chefs who came together in
support of this year’s honoree, Maxwell Johnson, and Kosair Children’s
Hospital. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Corbett’s: an
American place. Maxwell is a Kosair Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive
care unit graduate who also has hemoglobin SC, a mild form of sickle cell
anemia. This year, more than $187,000 was raised for Kosair Children’s
Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Since its inception
three years ago, the event has raised more than $500,000.
Holiday shopping to support
Kosair Children’s Hospital
St. Matthews Feed & Seed will donate 10 percent of all tree and wreath
sales through Dec. 24 to Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s
Hospital Foundation. Visit the store at 225 Chenoweth Lane for your
holiday décor and support Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Patient becomes volunteer and
Radio-controlled planes aim high
for Kosair Children’s Hospital
Jamie Rhodes Photos
In July, staff and fellow volunteers at Kosair Children’s
Hospital gathered to honor 17-year-old Gage Richardson and
his contributions to the hospital. During the celebration he
was awarded two $1,000 scholarships for his service and
leadership. Gage was a patient at Kosair Children’s Hospital in
2004, and in 2009 he became a volunteer. Since then Gage has
logged more than 700 hours of service and manages the teen
volunteers. Gage was chosen as a national representative for
Family Advocacy Day, which brings children’s hospital patients
from across the U.S. to Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of
children’s health care coverage and health issues. In late July,
Gage and his family visited Washington, D.C., for Family
Advocacy Day to tell his story to Congress and discuss
pediatric health care policies.
Not pictured: Chef Agostino Gabriele, Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant
More than 2,000 guests came out to Steve Henry Airfield at E.P. “Tom”
Sawyer State Park June 2 and 3 for the 14th annual River City Radio
Controllers’ Wings for Kids Air Show. Spectators watched model planes soar
through the air as pilots entertained them from the ground. For the second
consecutive year, 100 percent of proceeds from the Wings for Kids Air Show
benefited Kosair Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital
Foundation. This year, the event raised more than $22,000 for the “Just for
Kids” Transport Team. To date, River City Radio Controllers has donated
more than $42,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Upcoming Ev nts
Tribut Gifts
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Gifts to the Children’s Hospital Foundation benefit Kosair Children’s Hospital
The following individuals
were recognized through
tribute gifts to the Children’s
Hospital Foundation, March
23 to Oct. 1, 2012
R.J. Adams
Gayla Adams
Isla Rainn Depenbrock
Clara & Wilson McGarvey
Joe Saltsman Jr.
Conner & Ethan Dunn
Candora McKinley
Clayton Scott
Emma Durham
The McMasters Family
John Selent
Bob & Sue Means
David Seligson, M.D.
Errol Daniel & Emma Beatrice Eichas
Greg & Lisa Metry
Ethan Shea
Ethan Erickson
Mary Lou Meyer
Christen Terry
Katherine P. Walden
Shelby County High School
Josh & Jennifer Furkin
Robin M. Durham
First Baptist Church/Adult 3 Sunday School
David & Tamara Goins
Himdaye Guayadeen
All of the Children
Laymon Logsdon
Tabby C. Spears
Mark Anderson
Nicholas W. Anderson
William J. Fenton
Ann M. Jirkovsky & William E. Fenton
Caroline Lee Arru
Gerald J. & Sheryl J. Arru
Emily Bach
Rodney A. & Sue Rodgers
Karma L. & Gary M. Bajdek Jr.
David L. & Joyce K. Rechtin
Moore Traditional High School Freshman
Arlene L. Fritsche
Dillard & Annie Rodgers
Molly Baker
Paul S. Gold
Eli & Emma Barksdale
Emaleigh Elizabeth Rebekah Gowen
Mark A. Bartsch
Hunter Hamilton
Jennifer T. Lighthiser
Kathleen B. Frank
David C. & Debra S. Barksdale
Charles E. & Catherine J. Crockett
Donald & Joyce Caudill
James C. Shircliff
Christian E. & Wendy Berkhahn
Ann Crush Broughton
Albert Lee Crush
Steve & Peggy Hyman
Courtney & Samuel R. Shaheen Jr.
Don & Rose Beroff
Anne K. White
Lauren Blakemore
Greg T. & Karen S. Blakemore
Talia Blue
John B. & Bonnie Roth
Mildred L. & Richard S. Board Sr.
Tyrone M. Board Jr.
Benjamin Bramer
Linda Parrish
Scott E. Hamilton
Alice J. & Ronald L. Taylor Sr.
Jerry Cantrell
R. Harvey Johnston III
Lawrence F. Capuder
Bart L. Capuder
Loretta T. Shearer, M.D.
Marian F. Harrell
Brooklyn Neal
Richard A. & Lorene S. Neal
Danielle N. Anderson
Haylee Ann Nicholas
Miss Avery Kendall
Joshua Davis Haynes
Barbara J. Miller
Reece Nichols
Joyce F. Cassin
Little Henry Hester
Carlen Pippin
Nancy M. Paulin
Lisa C. Dorsey
Reid Hester
Michael D. & Jan N. Reynolds
Lucy Paulson
Gail Hunt
Laura Oliff-Maxey
William Alfred Potter
Avani Chugh
Thomas A. Kute Jr.
Sunana Sohi
Kristin N. White
John D. West
Todd & Lee Margaret Johnson Family
Monselle & Aubrey Willett
Logan Keating
Frances E. Marks
Ronald L. & Deborah A. Marks
Robert & Marjorie Kohn
Robert A. & Esther B. Banashek
Eliza Grace Clause
Drew Labhart
Rachel P. Crenshaw
Dustin Layton
Kat Davidson and Olivia Jones
Makenna Jo Leach
Joshua M. Davis
Randy Lowe Jr.
Steven Wyatt Davis
Judy Lusk
Logan Debes & Addison Miles
David Martin
Chase Delaney
Grandpapa & Grandmama
Jewel Davis
Harlon I. Crenshaw
Amy Walton
Ward G. & Susan K. Davis
Lauren N. Hensley
Patrick L. & Rita J. Debes
Gene T. & Frances Feger
Mari L. & Raymond A. Nowacki Jr.
Anna Labhart
Leatta Layton
Nancy E. Leach
Denise Lowe
Michael Lee Richardson
Michael D. Martin
Marguerite A. Miller
Hirikati Nagaraj, M.D.
Dan E. Haynes
Samuel A. Miller
Deana Ray
Mae Alice & Ike Harrell
Phillip B. & Cindy K. Mouser
Ruby W. Brooks
Robert M. & Regina A. Cain
Joshua C. & Stacy L. Elliott
Thomas E. & Kathleen M. Geoghegan
The Pampered Chef
Process Machinery Charitable
Jeffrey T. & Terri L. Speer
Addison Lynn Myers
Ike Johnson
Cooper Brockman
Edward P. & Elizabeth M. Carney
Harriet M. Conely
George Howard & Marlene O. Meyer
Thomas E. & Mary Jane Shannon
Proctor Robinson
Shirley Henshaw
Blake & Beckett Berkhahn
Katherine Kirkland
Lori Morris, R.N.
Nya Hammons
Anna Beck
Judy M. Magre
Addison Miles
Kristen Frazier
Kyle Fritsche
Marshall Bajdek
The Graduating Chiefs of 2012
Laurel S. & Francis Patrick Doheny III
Maribeth Gatterdam
Francesca Hunt
Rob & Sarah Martin
Jennifer S. McDowell
Kimberly A. Poppe
Daniel R. & Cheryl M. Prophater
Christopher L. & M. Michelle Schaefer
Katherine E. Weidmann
For more information on events listed below, call (502) 629-KIDS or visit
Joe & Frankie Saltsman
Dianne L. Watson
Sheila O’Brien
Dianne L. Watson
Now to 17
Beth & Richard A. Harshman Jr.
David J. & Melissa J. Shea
Kathryn Ruth Taber
Lewis S. Taber
Kennadee Thompson
Matthew L. & Melanie A. Howard
Hughes B. & Sarah F. McKee
Kenneth W. & Roberta M. Thompson
and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m., 10705
Impatiens St., Prospect, Ky. Walk
through the home you could win in
the Kosair Children’s Hospital Home
and BMW Raffle. While there, register
to win a $10,000 shopping spree
courtesy of Burdorf’s Furnishings &
Flooring. Raffle tickets available at the
house for $100 each. Drawing is
Nov. 17 at the Snow Ball.
Festival of Trees & Lights, Louisville
Morgan Tinsley
Jerry & Debora Young
Alex Troub
Kristen Kueffner
Jim & Ruth VanBuren
Jim & Jen Shartzer
Amelie Waddell
Layton Brown & Cheryl M. Carr
Arch Carr
Roanne Kolb
Paula Raymer
James Carl & Ann C. Shumate
Sally Smith
Kendra C. Waddell
Raffle home tours. Every Saturday
9 to 11
Karsyn Wallace
Heather M. Rountree
Cindy Weese
Jeffery Weese
Jakob L. Wellman
Sarah E. Wellman
Avery Wheatley
Stephen J. & Sheila R. Wheatley
Slugger Field, Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Presented by Republic Bank. Stroll
among hundreds of designerdecorated trees, wreaths and greenery
for sale to benefit cancer care at
Kosair Children’s Hospital. Enjoy
children’s activities, entertainment,
model train display, Sweet Shop and
Gift Shop. Admission: $3 for children
under 12 and senior citizens (65+);
$5 for adults. Small fee for children’s
Reid Ellis Wigginton
Lauren & Ryan Wigginton
Johnathan Young
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program
Robert L. Ruff & Karen Nelson
Gary A. Powell
Naomi S. Pressma
Elaine S. Glogower
Kristin Pullen
Robert L. & Valerie B. Pullen
John & Jean Reese
Co-ed 2 Sunday School Class at
Westport Road Baptist Church
Breakfast with Santa, 8 to 10 a.m.,
Ava Richards
Eric V. & Kami A. Tan
Gage Richardson & Elle Bass
Lewis & Gladys Bass
Megan Riggs
Fairley & Shirley A. Goodman
Josh M. Roberts
Dickens Family Night, 6 to 9 p.m.,
Louisville Slugger Field. Presented
by Rumpke and part of the Festival
of Trees & Lights. Step back in time
and enjoy special children’s activities,
Dickens-era characters, madrigal
singers and fireworks presented by
real estate agent Cindy Flynn-Piela.
Admission: $5 children under 12;
$8 adults; $25 families of four or more.
Michael Roberts
Yasir Saifullah, M.D.
Laura Oliff-Maxey
Spencer Sailer
Brenda K. Hill
Tina Mascarenhas
Louisville Slugger Field. Hosted by
Brave Hearts. Pancakes, pictures with
Santa, arts and crafts, admission to
Festival of Trees & Lights. Proceeds
benefit pediatric cardiology program
at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Admission: $12 per person; free for
children 2 and under. For advance
tickets, call (502) 629-8060.
The Snow Ball, 6 p.m., Louisville
Tributes make wonderful gifts for special occasions, such as:
• In recognition of someone’s anniversary or marriage
• In honor of a birthday, promotion or other event
• In recognition of the birth of a baby
To make a tribute gift, return the envelope enclosed in this issue of Cart Wheels or visit
You also may contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation at (502) 629-8060. The Children’s Hospital Foundation is the
philanthropic entity of Kosair Children’s Hospital.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation also receives many memorial gifts. For a list, visit and type “memorial” in the search box.
Efforts have been made to include all tribute gifts. If a name was overlooked or printed incorrectly, please accept our apologies. You are invited to contact us to correct
the error: Children’s Hospital Foundation, 234 E. Gray St., Suite 450, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 629-8060 or [email protected]
Marriott Downtown, presented by
Konica Minolta and part of the Festival
of Trees & Lights. Black tie event
benefiting the Addison Jo Blair Cancer
Care Center at Kosair Children’s
Children’s Hospital
Foundation Board of Trustees
William J. Ehrig
Civic Volunteer
Retired Senior Director, Government Relations
Yum! Brands Inc.
Vice Chair
Cindi Shrader
Financial Planner, MetLife
Vice Chair
Peter Tevebaugh
Director of Finance
Mytex Polymers
Hoyt Almond
Community Bank President, BB&T
Lee Ashton
Vice President, Director
International Human Resources
& Global Talent Acquisition
Terrian C. Barnes
Civic Volunteer
Retired Chief Diversity Officer
Yum! Brands Inc.
Ryan Bridgeman
President & Owner, RJE LLC
David Burianek
Director of Medicare Service Operations, Humana Inc.
Jackie Cain
President, TWIGS of Kosair Children’s Hospital
Jose Neil Donis
Publisher, Al Día en América
Jonathan E. Dubins
Pilot, UPS
Bruce Dudley
Partner, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP
Robert D. Evans
Project Manager, Actus Lend Lease
Amy Garlove, M.D.
Pediatrician, Kosair Children’s Hospital
Medical Associates
Connie Hayes-Badon
Assistant Treasurer, Yum! Brands Inc.
Keith Johnson
President & CEO, First Federal Savings Bank
Karen L. Keith
Attorney, McMasters Keith Inc.
Jim Lacy
Chief Financial Officer & Counsel, ZirMed
Dana Bynum Mayton
Vice President, Government Relations
University of Louisville
Wayne Mortenson, DMD
President & Owner, Mortenson Family Dental
Nicole Moseley, APRN
Civic Volunteer
Paul Oberst
Civic Volunteer
Tonii Rizzo
Senior Vice President, Abel Construction
G. Hunt Rounsavall Jr.
Attorney, Rounsavall Title Group
Eddie Smith
Regional Vice President of Restaurant Operations
White Castle
Debbie Waiz
Civic Volunteer
Marita Willis
Vice President of Community Development, PNC Bank
Pamela Wilson
President, Kosair Children’s Hospital Auxiliary
Richard S. Wolf, M.D.
Retired Medical Director, Kosair Children’s Hospital
Thomas D. Kmetz
Division President, Women’s & Children’s Services
President, Kosair Children’s Hospital
The Rev. Ronald C. Oliver, Ph.D., BCC
System Vice President, Mission and Outreach
Norton Healthcare
Lynnie Meyer, MSN, R.N., CFRE
Executive Director
Children’s Hospital Foundation
Providing care
that’s “Just for Kids”
Kosair Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s
only full-service, free-standing pediatric
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Norton Healthcare
P.O. Box 35070
Louisville, KY 40232-5070
care facility dedicated exclusively to
caring for children and is an advocate
for the health, safety and well-being of
all children. The 263-bed hospital, which
also serves as the primary pediatric
teaching facility for the University of
Louisville School of Medicine Department
of Pediatrics, maintains an unwavering
dedication to the children of this
community and the region. To learn
more about the programs and services
offered through Kosair Children’s Hospital,
Carragain Taylor Wood, age 5,
cancer survivor (astrocytoma)
Matthew Adamson, age 3, cancer survivor
(atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor of brain)
The Children’s Hospital Foundation is
the philanthropic arm of Kosair Children’s
Hospital with a mission to raise awareness
and funds to support lifesaving equipment,
research, clinical care, education,
advocacy and state-of-the-art facilities.
For more information about charitable
contributions that help children, call
(502) 629-8060 or (800) 444-2523 or visit
To learn more about volunteer
opportunities at Kosair Children’s Hospital,
call (502) 629-6122.
Winter 2012
A quarterly publication of Kosair Children’s
Hospital and the Children’s Hospital Foundation
Contact us at:
Kosair Children’s Hospital information line
(502) 629-KIDS • (855) KCH-KIDS
Children’s Hospital Foundation
(502) 629-8060 • (800) 444-2523
Managing editors -Michelle Robey and
Maggie Skibba Roetker
Medical adviser - Stephen Wright, M.D.
Creative director - David Miller
Designer - Mary Lou Fitzer
Copy editor - Jen Reynolds
Benefiting the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Nov. 9 to 11, 2012
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