Sunday, June 4, 2023 | Genesee Valley Park, 1000 E River Rd, Rochester, NY 14623

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Patels to the Medal


Raised to Goal of $4,500.00


2023 Stroll for Strong Kids and 5K

Hannah before her tumor resection!
Hannah before her tumor resection!

Patels to the Medal

Raising funds for Golisano has become a beloved year tradition for our family. We started team Patels to the Medal as a way to show our appreciation for the care Madeleine and Hannah received while in the NICU. When they were born at 28 weeks (after I was on bedrest at Strong for 5 weeks), we didn't know what their journey would look like. Throughout their 80 day hospital stay, the doctors and nurses supported us, educated us, and took the absolute best care of our girls. 

Flash-forward to today and we're no longer only Strolling for the NICU. Little did we know when we registered our team for 2023 that we would once again need Golisano Children's Hospital for another very serious health issue. Hannah was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (liver cancer) over Easter weekend. Throughout the whirlwind of the diagnosis and treatment plan, Hannah's care team, especially Child Life and the nurses, were instrumental in keeping us all feel cared for, both physically and emotionally. Everyone worked above and beyond to help her be able to be a kid through it all. We honestly can't say enough good things about the care we received from her surgical team and her oncology team. 
While she'll be in treatment and we don't know exactly what our version of the Stroll will look like this year, we are still planning to participate however we can! Please consider donating so Golisano Children's Hospital can continue to provide the incredible care that we've experienced this year. 
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