Where the Money Goes
The great thing about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is when you donate; you are giving back to the children of Abilene and the Texas Midwest. Each dollar raised is a dollar spent at Hendrick upgrading neonatal equipment, Hendrick Children's Hospital and expanding pediatric services throughout Hendrick Medical Center. Whether it is an unborn child or one who needs in-home care, funds donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals can provide medical equipment, educational tools or therapeutic toys to our children. These children are not only our patients, they are miracles.
Asthma Summer Day Camp
Hendrick Asthma Education is designed to teach kids life-long asthma management through education and play; more than 70 kids attend each year.
Camp Courage has specially-trained facilitators that help kids who have suffered a loss through death, divorce or other painful transition to build trust, self-esteem and to understand the grief process; more than 90 kids attend each year.
HERO is a specially-designed therapy program for pediatric rehab patients using horses, more than 90 kids participate each year.
This pet-enhanced therapy service helps with physical, occupational and speech therapy, not only in our rehab, but throughout the hospital.
Child Life Program
Under the direction of our Child Life Specialist, this program provides psychosocial and emotional support for thilcdren and their families. The Child Life Specialist also plays a vital role in educating not only children but also their families, caregivers, administrators and the general public about the needs of children under stress.
Education and Equipment
Because kids have different needs than adults, it is critical that the healthcare professional taking care of your child is specially trained in pediatric care. We give hands-on training to nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and physicians with the specialized equipment used to treat kids.