Although this year has been a challenge for us all, one thing has remained steadfast, and that is hope.

Despite the pandemic, we have found reasons to celebrate. We commemorated the life of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute’s pioneer Francis Robicsek, MD; recognized the retirement of Robert Heyer, MD, the beloved “team doc” for the Carolina Panthers; and we celebrated new beginnings at Levine Children’s – where patients took their first breaths, recovered from cancer, received new hearts, and took their first steps after an injury. As we celebrate those who got us to this point, we look with hope to the future – our children.

Because of community support, children who are treated at Levine Children’s have a brighter future. Emmett has access to the best heart care, as well as a team of specialists who treat her rare genetic disorder. Scarlett, barely over a pound at birth, was kept alive by high-tech equipment made possible through philanthropy. And Kahlil was cured of sickle cell anemia after a bone marrow transplant (BMT) in our BMT unit, which was funded through community donations.

The holiday season offers the opportunity to express our gratitude for generous donors who are integral to helping us enhance the services at Levine Children’s, which continues to be recognized as a best children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report, year after year. We hope you will continue to think of children like Emmett, Scarlett, and Kahlil during this season of hope. Help us provide the very best care – for all – by making a gift that is meaningful and appropriate to you and your family.