Donations help with and small items, but it’s all for the kids

DANVILLE – The 94KX Cares For Kids Radiothon is in full swing and donations are being accepted to help kids at the Geisinger Medical Center’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.  Dr. James Cook is director of neonatology at the children’s hospital and says donations help their expanded services for kids. 

“We have a new unit in Wilkes-Barre to serve patients up there.  Those children who may be too sick for that location are brought to Danville.  We also have a good working relationship with other hospitals.  We will go pick up sick children if necessary.  Half the time we use Life Flight and the other times we use an ambulance, which is funded by the Children’s Miracle Network.”

Dr. Richard Lambert is a critical care specialist and says you cannot walk through the hospital without seeing something the Children’s Miracle Network has helped fund.  “We sometimes tend to focus on things that are flashier, and donations do help tremendously with those, but just as important are things for children and family members such as stuffed animals.  There are things that are very important and they all cost money, so the support is really appreciated.”

The 94KX Cares For Kids Radiothon continues through Sunday at the Susquehanna Valley Mall.  (Sara Bartlett)