Give a fairy tale ending to 2015 for kids like Wyatt

Published: December 17th, 2015

Category: For the Kids

Thank you for your unwavering support this year.

It’s been a magical year at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and we’ve reached many important milestones thanks to your continued support. Children like Wyatt who are battling against the odds get a bit of help in their favor because of you.

Wyatt was born with five major heart defects that eventually led to complete heart failure. At 2 months old, he was placed on the Berlin Heart, a device that helped circulate blood and keep Wyatt alive while he waited for a heart transplant. After 217 days Wyatt received the miracle of a new heart. Now he is full of life and energy!

Wyatt was born with five major heart defects that eventually led to complete heart failure. At 2 months old, he was placed on the Berlin Heart, a device that helped circulate blood and keep Wyatt alive while he waited for a heart transplant. After 217 days Wyatt received the miracle of a new heart. Now he is full of life and energy!

But there is still work to be done in the coming months and years as we continue to provide world-class care for our littlest patients.

If you were planning to make a charitable contribution this year, consider donating before the clock strikes midnight Thursday, Dec. 31.

The 2015 tax deadline for charitable contributions is December 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Your gift to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital supports the only comprehensive pediatric facility in North Florida that treats patients from throughout Florida and the United States. UF pediatricians offer some of the most specialized pediatric programs for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of complex medical conditions.

Medical equipment, patient room amenities and even games and art supplies are a few examples of how your gift directly impacts lives.

Make your online gift here, or call the UF Health Office of Development to speak with a development officer at (352) 265-7237.