Telling Our Story
September 2022 | We focus on creating the best patient experience possible at Cook Children's. And thankfully, some patients are so inspired by their time here that they feel called to give back.
Cook Children's Health Foundation's Patient Ambassador program offers these kids the opportunity to share their story with our donors and at community events. Over the past five years, these ambassadors have spoken to thousands of people and found confidence along the way.
Each year, staff from across the health care system nominate patients between the ages of 5 and 18 for the program. Ambassadors not only have different diagnoses, but very different journeys. Some patients spent just a few days at the medical center, while others called Cook Children's their second home. Some live just down the street, while others travel across state lines to participate.
The ambassadors, who donate their time, are empowered by sharing their Cook Children's stories, and many even choose to start their own philanthropic events and foundations.
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