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This monthly newsletter covers the Office of Development’s highlights and happenings related to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

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For the Kids

Limited edition Miracle Scarf at Chico’s

Limited edition Miracle Scarf at Chico’s

May 16th, 2016

It’s not every day that you see patients’ artwork on a Chico’s scarf.

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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Alyssa

May 16th, 2016

Born at only 26 weeks and weighing a tiny 1 pound and 4 ounces, Alyssa started fighting for her life right after her birth in the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Lights out for Celebrity Waiter Night

Lights out for Celebrity Waiter Night

May 16th, 2016

The grand finale for Celebrity Waiter Night took place earlier this month, where throughout the evening, guests reminisced about three successful decades of fun-filled, entertaining fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network.

Annual Giving

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Annual Giving

Sheila and Doug Kirk at last year's

Funding hope: Parkinson’s patient on the road again

Apr 28th, 2016

When he was 38 years old, Doug Kirk remembers how things like brushing his teeth or raising his left arm became difficult. He wasn’t able to sleep. Even sitting for extended periods of time proved painful. But this summer, he and his wife Sheila will cycle for more than 450 miles along the scenic southern hills of Iowa.

For this father, longtime giving is personal

For this father, longtime giving is personal

Apr 15th, 2016

In 1968, Barry Wigglesworth's only son was diagnosed with Ebstein anomaly in its severest form, a rare heart defect that is present at birth where the heart valve doesn’t properly close to keep the blood flowing in the right direction.