Miracle Makers

Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center could not be the hospital it is today, or the hospital our community needs us to be tomorrow, without the generous support from members of our community. It is an honor and a privilege to recognize this year’s Miracle Maker Award recipients.  As is the case with our community, each supporter has his or her own unique reason for getting involved with the hospital – whether it was a personal experience that spurred the need to give back, pride for our local community or the hope of building a healthier tomorrow for our community’s children. We hope you’ll enjoy reading these stories of how our Miracle Makers came to be involved with our region’s only children’s hospital and how their relationship has grown and evolved over the years.

Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Commitment by a Corporation

For the past 20 years, Advantage Federal Credit Union has shown how committed they are to giving back to their community by whole-heartedly supporting Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Advantage sponsors many of the hospital’s annual fundraising events, encourages employees to volunteer and continues to come up with exciting, new fundraising initiatives to support our region’s only children’s hospital. Read more »

Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Commitment by a Community Group

After Ali Klube’s successful treatment in 2002 for a serious heart condition, her parents were inspired to give back to Golisano Children’s Hospital in appreciation for the phenomenal care they received. As a result, they have been dedicated supporters of the annual Stroll for Strong Kids raising more than $2,000 in 2003, their first year of participation. Read more »

Outstanding Commitment by Grateful Parents

For the past nine years, Bryce Czekanski has spent his Tuesdays at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center for synthetic enzyme-replacement therapy. Bryce was born with a rare genetic disorder called Hurler-Scheie syndrome, for which there is no cure. Read more »

Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Commitment by an Individual

There is no question that our community’s children will have a better, brighter future because of Tom Golisano. Our hospital namesake has done much to ensure that Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), the region’s only children’s hospital, can continue to blossom and grow for generations to come. Read more »

Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Commitment by a Volunteer

When Jim and Stephanie Sheets lost their baby boy, James Kempton, just 11 days before the Stroll for Strong Kids, they had a very tough decision to make. Should they cancel the plans they had made with family and friends to walk in honor of James? Read more »

Miracle Maker Award for Outstanding Commitment by a CMNH Sponsor

As a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) sponsor, RE/MAX realtors are deeply invested in making a difference in the lives of children in our community. CMNH sponsors help raise funds for more than 170 local children’s hospitals across North America, including Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Read more »

Multimedia in this Issue:

Pediatrician-in-Chief Shows off New Golisano Children's Hospital Plans

Nina Schor video

Eating Disorders: Parents are Part of the Solution

Kreipe video