Stories From The Heart: Carol Carlan

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Carol Carlan

Children and their needs are front and center in this edition of “Stories from the Heart.” When the Bear Family Foundation Pediatric Oncology Center for Hope opened at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital, highly specialized cancer care for the young became available in our region. One of our stories tells what local access to this world-class care has meant to one child: leukemia patient Chase Dang and his grateful family.

The Children’s Hospital has long been affiliated with the nonprofit organization Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), which helps raise funds and community support for some 170 kids hospitals. Annually, member hospitals are invited to nominate a child who was treated in their facility as the CMN Champion of the Year. Katie Mitchell was chosen as our champion, and her story details a long and miraculous journey to become cancer free.

On April 22, Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation once again launches the fabulous Emerald Ball at the Hilton Sandestin, featuring dinner, live music and dancing. Proceeds from this black-tie event will benefit the acquisition of a state-of-the-art CT scanner for pediatric and adult patients at Ascension Sacred Heart Emerald Coast. Likewise, proceeds from the 2021 Charity Golf Classic were earmarked for this much-needed scanner. Check out the full page of photos from the Golf Classic featured in this edition of “Stories from the Heart.”

We are so grateful for all the support you provide to those we serve!

Many blessings,

Carol Carlan
President,  Ascension Sacred Heart Foundation

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