Children receive life-changing procedure at Beaumont Children’s Hospital
Both of the Cologne-Garcia children have spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare genetic disorder that destroys the muscles and nervous system, but a life-saving therapy at Beaumont Children’s Hospital has them incredibly grateful this year. “It just makes us cherish the time that we have with our families so much more.”Beaumont Children’s Hospital is one of just four hospitals in Michigan that offer the infusion therapy Olivia received. They have just been absolutely amazing,” the children’s mother said. New noninvasive heart procedure at Beaumont Health shortens recovery timeImagine heart surgery without anesthesia, breathing tubes and weeks of recovery time. A new noninvasive surgery is being offered at Beaumont Hospital that has the patient awake for the procedure.
Beaumont calls for videos, photos as Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams goes virtual
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Beaumont Hospital has held Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams every December since 2017 -- this year the event will be different due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. READ: Beaumont Hospital holds ‘Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams’ in DecemberThe hospital said it’s not safe for people to gather outside the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak this year -- so instead they’re turning the fourth annual Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams event into a virtual experience. Beaumont will compile the videos and photos to create a video that will be shared with pediatric patients via social media. Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams was created by the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Last year, Local 4′s Devin Scillian sang Christmas carols at Beaumont for Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams.
Divine Child to host 24-hour eSports gaming fundraiser
DEARBORN, Mich. Divine Child High School will be raising money for Beaumont Children's Hospital via the Extra Life foundation by hosting a 24-hour eSports gaming marathon on Saturday, Nov. 2. "Divine Child High School's eSports founders and coaches are parents with varied backgrounds, but they all have children and care deeply for the community and for the needs of ailing young ones," the statement said. "Divine Child's eSports program is dedicated to healthy, responsible gaming, as well as instilling a sense of Goodness in Gaming,' and Extra Life's charity Play Day is the perfect place to do just that." This will be the school's eSports program's second year participating in the charity event since the program was founded in 2017, according to the release. Last year, the school raised over $3,000.