I Can And I Will Run!

Sun October 18, 2020 Seattle, WA US 98115 Directions

I Can And I Will Run!

Donation Goal: $25,000

When Olivia went in for her 6 year wellness visit, her pediatrician was concerned that she was falling off the growth chart. She recommended she see a neurologist at Seattle Children’s. 

Olivia and her parents, Josh and Alisa, were referred to different specialists over the next six months. Olivia also began to complain of leg pain, and started showing signs of low endurance and a lack of coordination. After many referrals and tests, doctors determined a diagnosis: a rare genetic disorder called Morquio. 

Morquio syndrome is a rare genetic condition that affects a child's bones and spine, organs and physical abilities. Children with this condition are missing or don't produce enough of the enzymes that break down sugar chains naturally produced in the body. Olivia’s condition requires a treatment plan with a weekly enzyme infusion. Her hospital visits are six hours long and out-of-pocket cost for her treatment would be nearly $30,000 every week - for the rest of her life. Thanks to incredible medical insurance, Josh and Alisa have been able to make sure Oliva gets the medical care she needs with minimal out of pocket costs.

Today, Olivia is an energetic third grader who has two surgeries and countless transfusions under her belt. She approaches everything in life with the mantra: “I can. And I WILL.” It’s this mantra that gets her through weekly infusions and has inspired her family to find a way to give back to Seattle Children’s and the patients and families it serves.

When deciding how to give back, Alisa remembered a conversation she overheard in the radiology department. A parent and a radiologist were talking; the radiologist recommended x-rays. The parent said “Well, I need to check with my insurance and see how much it’ll cost.” 

It was heartbreaking. Both Alisa and Josh have felt blessed to have insurance that has meant they never need to face that decision. However for many families, even those with insurance, face that decision every day. Any parent worried about a sick child should never have to say, let me see what I can afford; they should be able to say, Yes, let’s do whatever we need to do. 

Seattle Children’s Hospital is a nonprofit committed to providing the best care and treatment to its patients. Each year, Seattle Children’s provides around $120 million to cover costs for families in need. As a part of It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s, it can carry out the hospital’s founding promise to provide medical care to all children in our region regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

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$12,570 Raised By 140 Donors

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$500 on behalf of Bob & Rob McCarthy
$500 on behalf of Olivia Vitello
$500 on behalf of South Sound Medical Group, PLLC Jessica Van Fleet-Green, MD
$250 on behalf of Amy Steele
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