Thursday, May 11, 2017

Charity of the Month: New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Charity of the Month is a way Team Tizzel is helping to support some very worthy organizations. As part of this program, we will dedicate a post to a charity that we will sponsor through the month by donating Holly's training run money.

April: In April we supported the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston Marathon Team. Our friend Kimberly was running to raise money and awareness as a survivor. Donation links are still live if you would like to contribute.

May's Charity

New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

By now you've most likely seen the video of Jimmy Kimmel talking about the birth of his son with the congenital heart condition Tetrology of Fallot. This is the same condition Dave was born with, but nobody knew he had this issue until almost 3 years later. Dave's surgery was successful thanks to the doctors and staff at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital (now New York-Presbyterian) in New York City. When Dave was younger he attended hospital reunions that included celebrities, characters from Sesame Street, and a Mets baseball game. It was nice to be included in these event many years after the operation. One of his favorite memories was being at the hospital for his ruptured appendix surgery at age 4 and somehow making it to the lobby and wout onto the streets. That probably scared some folks. Check out their website to see all the good work they are doing today.

Dave around age 2.  Squatting for kids with undiscovered TOF is a way to bring more oxygenated blood back into the system. Family members just thought this was another one of my quirky habits.

Below is a clip of Dr. Oz explaining Tetrology of the Fallot and its relation to the development of cardiac surgery.

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