Dick & Dave's Care For Kids Radiothon 2015
The 12th Annual Dick & Dave's Care For Kids Radiothon is Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th at the Q99 Studios on Electric Road in Roanoke. It all begins at 6:00 AM on Friday the 6th and runs non-stop til 7:00 PM that night. Then we pick up at 8:00 AM Saturday morning the 8th and go til 6:00 PM that night. Together with the our Q99 listeners, we will try to raise as much money as possible for the Children's Miracle Network during these two days.
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Thoughout this two day Radiothon, you will hear several stories of survival as told by the parents of those miracle children as well as by the children themselves. All proceeds will stay in our area to benefit the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by providing critical medical equipment and services for the neonatal intensive care units and the pediatric units at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg and Lynchburg General Hospital in Lynchburg.
This year we will be kicking off Dick & Dave's Care For Kids Radiothon once again with Restaurant Week (March 2-7th). Each day during this week, participating restaurants will donate 10% of daily sales to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Here is this year's schedule:
Monday, March 2nd: Annie Moore's Irish Pub
Tuesday, March 3rd: Chipotle (50% goes toward Radiothon if customer shows flyer)
Wednesday, March 4th: Ragazzi's
Thursday, March 5th: Abuelo's Mexican Grill
Friday, March 6th: Great Steak 611
Saturday, March 7th: Salem House & Hill City House Grille (Lynchburg)
Dick & Dave's Care For Kids Radiothon is presented by Virginia Furniture Market and Just For Kids stores.
Also Our Friday "Day" Sponsor is Express Jet Car Wash.
Be sure to visit them on Friday, March 6th and/or Saturday, March 7th as they will be donating 50% of the proceeds from the "first class wash". They are located in front of the Bonsack Kroger on Route 460.
On Saturday, March 7th from 11:00 Am to 2:00 PM, join us at the Q99 Studios for our Open House Family Day. By making a small donation to the Children's Miracle Network, you can get free lunch that includes hot dogs on Heiner's Bakery and Pepsi products. So come by and see us as we try to make a difference in the lives of the kids in our area.
HERE ARE OUR 2015 MIRACLE CHILDREN
Zoe was admitted to Lynchburg General Hospital by her pediatrician for severe dizziness, vomiting, headache and fainting. She was diagnosed with severe dehyration and a deep inner ear infection. The infection was so severe that she was administered mediation for adults. Zoe is doing much better now and is back on the Lynchburg Volleyball Club. She enjoys music especially One Direction and is an eighth grader at Liberty Christian Academy.
Zoe is 14 years old. The Avery's live in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Carrington was born at 29 weeks and weighed 3 pounds 9 ounces. He was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Baptist Hospital for two months. Carrington came home with oxygen and had chronic respiratory issues. Recently, he has visited the hospital with Respiratory syncytial virus and has had some episodes with sleep apnea. Overall he is doing great considering his beginning and is expected to catch up with his development when he is about a year and a half old.
Carrington is 1 year old and his parents are Brittany & Robert Baker and his older brother, Remington. The Baker's live in BIg Island, Virginia.
Kamryn was admitted to Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital for vomiting and weight loss at two months old in May. She was diagnosed with Failure to Thrive. She spent a week in the hospital to have tests ran and was then sent home with an NG tube for feeding. At the end of July, the Deadricks' decided to consult a pediatric surgeon because the NG tuve was no longer effective for an active 6 month old. At that time an endoscope was done to check for allergies and at that point the doctors discovered Kamryn's esophagus sphincter was lying wide open and was causing the vomiting and weight loss. Surgery was done immediately to fix the esophagus sphincter and the G-tube was also placed for feeding. Although, she still has the G-tube, she has not vomited since that day and is thriving and doing well.
Kamryn is 11 months old and her mother is Jessica Deadrick. The Deadrick's live in Vinton, Virginia.
Addison was diagnosed with SMA or Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is a degenerative genetic disease affecting the part of the nervous system that controls voluntary muscle movement. It hinders the ability to walk, stand, eat, speak, breathe and swallow but the mind is never affected. Patients have the ability to think, learn and build relationships. There is no treatment for this and there is no cure.
Addison is 6 years old and her parents are Jennifer & James and her brother is Bryson Garner. The Garner's live in Botetourt, Virginia.
Lantz wasn't feeling well after school one day. He was running a low grade fever and complaining about a pain in his lower right abdomen. His mother, Kristi, a nurse, took him to the ED at Lynchburg General Hospital. He was diagnosed with an appendicitis. He had surgery to remove his appendix and was transferred to the Pediatric Center. Lantz is doing fine now and has returned to Forest Elementary. He is a fifth grader.
Lantz is 10 years old. The Martin's live in Forest, Virginia.
Caroline's mother, Sarah had problems during her pregancy and at 18 weeks, she was told her baby might be stillborn. Caroline was born at 28 weeks via an emergency C-Section. She was born at 2 pounds 8 ounces, a dislocated hip (her leg was over her shoulder) and pulmonary hypertension. Caroline went to the NICU at UVA for a few days and then stayed in the NICU at Virginia Baptist Hospital for six weeks. At 10 weeks, she had surgery on her hip. Eight and half months after her birth, she weighed 12 pounds 11 ounces.
Caroline (she goes by the name Hope) is 1 year old and her parent's are Sarah & Neil. The Patterson's live in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Hayden was born with a diaphragmatic hernia. He has a hole in his diaphragm which caused all his abdominal organs to move to his chest cavity. He spent alot of time in the NICU after he was born. Hayden has undergone over ten surgeries since his born. He has a hypo plastic left lung which means it doesn't function properly and never will, he is g-tube dependent and has an immune deficiency.
Hayden is 6 years old and her mother is Ashley.
TayLynn has a CHD called "Ebstein's Anomaly", a Chronic Lung Disease called GERD and a genetic disorder called 1p36 Deletion Syndrome. TayLynn spent for first four months in NICU at Carilion Clinic Children's Hospital. She is blind or visually impaired, trached and has a G-tube for feeding 24 hours a day. She lost her right leg below the knee at two months due to a blood clot. In addition, she had her left kidney removed due to a Wilm's tumor and recently she had two bowel blockages.
TayLynn is 2 years old and her grandmother/Legal Guardian is Teresa Widener. They live in Bedford, Virginia.
HERE ARE THE 2015 RADIOTHON PICTURES:
Hayden Reiling, one of our miracle children this year stopped by the studio on Friday!
David Dillon from First Team Auto Mall came by the studios on Friday with a donation!