Help Kids Like Nick

NickNick’s head began dropping. First on a table at a restaurant. Then again when we got home. Our son was just 6 months old, and we feared something was wrong. Very wrong.

That’s when we rushed him to the Emergency Department (ED) at Connecticut Children’s.

His case was complicated, but we got answers.

Nick was diagnosed with infantile spasms, a form of epilepsy. Some days, he would have more than 20 seizures; at its worst, as many as 50. We would give him his medicine, which usually helped. Until that one awful morning…

Nick was 5 years old and was having a seizure. But this time, his breathing wasn’t right…we called 911. The ED staff at Connecticut Children’s was able to revive him and his heart rate recovered.

Connecticut Children’s saved our son’s life.

And Connecticut Children’s continues to provide the skilled and compassionate care that Nick and so many other children need.

That’s why we are so grateful. That’s why we want to share our story with you. That’s why we are asking for your help.

By making your gift to the Greatest Need Children’s Fund today:

  • You help Connecticut Children’s recruit and retain the best doctors and nurses who save children’s lives.
  • You give physician-researchers the resources they need to develop better treatments.
  • You help families—whether their child has a one-time injury or a chronic medical condition—by providing them with the best possible pediatric health care available.

Nick is now in the fifth grade. He continues to get amazing care at Connecticut Children’s, where he is a patient in the Neurology and Orthopedics Divisions. And every time we see him smile, we are grateful to Connecticut Children’s for providing the care our son needs—and for saving his life.

When you give to the Greatest Need Children’s Fund, you directly benefit children and families. We know. And we thank you.

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Thank you for the amazing good that your support will do!

With gratitude, on behalf of our family,

Bill, Nick’s Dad