Together, we can shine BRIGHTER!
Together, we can Be the Light for our hospitals, kiddos, and families.
Time has absolutely flown by because I am now in my fourth and final year of being a part of this fantastic organization. I had no idea freshman year that joining SLUDM would change my life for the better. This organization has taught me patience, it’s taught me strength, and it’s taught me how to keep working towards a goal even when things get tough. I have never met more enthusiastic and passionate people than I have through SLUDM, and I feel so very blessed to get to work alongside each and every one of them to provide support to kiddos and families as they endure treatment at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
You may be asking yourself, so what is SLUDM even? SLUDM is a nonprofit organization that aims at raising funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of the Greater St. Louis Area. These two hospitals are SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and St. Louis Children’s. In a year where everything seemed to stop and shut down, these two hospitals kept their lights on to provide life saving treatment to so many children because the harsh reality is-kids can’t wait. COVID has taken such a toll on so many families, and the amazing healthcare workers at these hospitals kept showing up every day to help kiddos and to save lives.
So why do I DM? I DM for more. For more birthdays, more memories, more celebrations, more LIGHT in the world. I DM because every child should get to have a childhood outside of a hospital room. I DM for hope, and I DM so that every family knows that they have an entire group of college leaders supporting them as they go through their hardest days. I see such immense strength in every single Miracle Kiddo I have gotten the honor to meet since I started in SLUDM. They are my inspiration to keep working + pushing through even when things get hard.
I am honored to be the Public Relations Chair on the executive board this year, and communicate our mission with the public. Throughout my college experience with DM, I have gotten to take on many different roles and see first hand how important each and every member of our organization is. Dance Marathon is near and dear to my heart as I would love to be a pediatric nurse in a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital once I graduate. I believe so strongly in their mission and in the work they do for the kiddos and families.
Please join me in being the generation fighting for the next + helping our light shine even brighter by donating and sharing our mission with your friends and family! Join us in celebrating childhood and celebrating the bright futures all of our Miracle Kiddos have! Any donation is so greatly appreciated, is tax-deductible, and goes directly to our hospitals.
And Dad, I am doing this for you, to keep alive your love of helping others that you instilled in me. Everything that I am is because of you 💛