One life-threatening condition is often more than enough for one person to handle. Karen Kaunitz has endured several, including brain infection, breast cancer, melanoma, lung blood clots and multiple fractures due to osteoporosis. “For me, it’s like I have nine lives,” Karen Kaunitz said. “And it’s only because of the…
“She was very humble,” Bailey said. “She didn’t want to put her name on this. She wasn’t doing this to try and get credit; she was doing this because she wanted to help kids and their parents.”
This September, we’d like to spotlight the health care heroes who display their expertise and compassion as they care for these children every day.
Stomach pain and severe vomiting led Elie to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Thanks to one world-renowned specialist, she now enjoys a “normal and healthy” life.
Grateful patients announced a fundraising surprise during the virtual celebration.
The 2021 NeSmith Way 5K raised more than $7,500 for the UF Health Pediatric Outreach Fund. This fund is used to support the outreach initiatives of UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.
Since college, Townsend has been building the Johnny Townsend Foundation, which raises funds to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Infusion Center and Specialties Clinic at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.
The first-ever “Nourish a Nurse” campaign provided UF Health nurses with thousands of treats while raising money for continuing education.
The tournament has raised more than $60K for prostate cancer research at UF Health.
The University of Florida Medical Guild recently pledged $200,000 in support of the UF Health Palliative Care program.