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Stories that appear in the monthly “For the Kids” eNewsletter.

The best gift — spreading joy!

The best gift — spreading joy!

Published: Dec 20th, 2016

You can help us bring even more smiles this holiday season by giving hope and spreading joy.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet McKenna

Published: Dec 20th, 2016

Just by looking at her, you would never know that McKenna was diagnosed — while still in utero — with multiple complex congenital heart defects.

DM at FSU presents check

DM at FSU presents check

Published: Nov 9th, 2016

Representatives from Dance Marathon at FSU presented $715K check in support of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Christopher Jolley, M.D., UF College of Medicine pediatric surgeon, accepts the check on the hospital’s behalf.

Planned gifts can leave a legacy

Published: Nov 9th, 2016

There are many ways to support UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and gifts of all kinds help kids receive the life-saving treatment they need.

Featured Photos: Human vs. Zombies

Featured Photos: Human vs. Zombies

Published: Nov 9th, 2016

CMN Ambassador Kids were called to stop a zombie invasion! Students involved with Extra Life transformed into zombies for the annual Humans vs. Zombies battle on UF’s campus.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Parker

Published: Nov 9th, 2016

Fourteen years ago, Parker Fox couldn’t leave his home much of the time. He had numerous ear infections and several cases of pneumonia that kept him indoors.

Perfect partnership

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

Thank you to Love’s Travel Stops, Ace Hardware, Walmart, Sam’s Club and IHOP for a fantastic fall campaign!

Get ready for Festival of Trees

Get ready for Festival of Trees

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

We’re ushering in the holiday season with the third annual Festival of Trees!

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Elyse

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

When the 2-year-old Elyse didn’t get better after a virus, her pediatrician ordered routine blood work that showed that she was severely anemic.

NICU nearing completion

Published: Oct 17th, 2016

Phase one of the Neonatal ICU expansion at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is nearing completion, with intensive care patients moving into the new space in November.