We ride for kids.
100% of funding raised through Mary Bridge Children’s Courage supports one of the most impactful funds at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Network: Where the Need is Greatest. It's an unrestricted fund, available at the ready to support our children's greatest medical needs.
Children with injuries, illnesses, or special needs know courage better than most. So do the people who step forward to help them. At Courage, we ride for all of our community’s children who need care and healing.
Click here to see how the funds you raised in 2017 helped our community's children.
Mary Bridge: A home away from home for Logan
Logan is a typical eleven-year-old. He loves reading, collecting toy cars and playing with Legos.
What makes Logan different than most kids his age is that he has ITP, a rare blood disorder. For the past five years, Logan has received specialized outpatient care though the Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center to keep him safe and healthy.
Logan and his family rely on many Courage-funded programs and services that help make hospital stays comfortable and worry-free, and outpatient care easier, especially Child Life Services and financial assistance.
“Child Life has been a huge part of Logan's journey, just to help make him comfortable during his many procedures. They’ve just embraced knowing our family. They provide peace of mind for us as parents,” Shelly says.
Both Logan and his sister, Juliet, are Mary Bridge donors: they regularly ask family and friends to donate to Mary Bridge instead of giving birthday gifts.
“It is important to show my kids that we can afford all of this because people make generous contributions. I couldn’t even imagine all of the bills we would have if it weren’t for financial assistance provided by donors. That’s why we encourage Logan and Juliet to give back,” Shelly explains.
Logan's providers at Mary Bridge include numerous people who all work together to provide Logan with the care he needs, including donors in the community who make it possible for him to access programs such as:
- Child Life Services team: Specialists who care for Logan’s social and emotional welfare through play and fun distractions.
- Family-centered intensive care: When Logan needs to stay overnight at Mary Bridge, his mom or dad can sleep by his side.
- Financial assistance: Mary Bridge cares for all children, regardless of ability to pay.
13 MILES TO LIFESAVING CARE AT MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL: HARVEY’S STORY
When a toddler named Harvey went into septic shock at Madigan Army Medical Center, Harvey’s only chance for survival was the life support and lifesaving care available at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
No one was sure if Harvey would survive the 13 mile journey from Madigan to Mary Bridge — but it was certain he would not survive without trying. Watch his incredible story unfold.
We ride for kids suffering from abuse and neglect.
We ride for kids battling cancer.
We ride for kids with special needs.
We ride for kids living with chronic disease.
We ride for kids fighting for their lives.
We ride for kids.
And we ride with Courage.
For more than 60 years, Mary Bridge Children's has been a not-for-profit hospital that has counted on support from the community to fulfill its mission of providing care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay. Courage riders and donors are guardian angels for countless children and families in our area.
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