Light the Way

Elwynn Day of giving

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Healing from illness and injuries often requires hearing the word “no.” For the young patients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, this can become even tougher during the holiday season. We’re joining the San Diego community this holiday season to Tell Them Yes.

Yes, you can do hard things.
Yes, there are still things to celebrate.
Yes, you do deserve to just be a kid again.

Light the Way is Rady Children’s annual event to bring joy to patients and provide critical funding to the Hospital. Every dollar raised is another “yes” to ensuring patients and families are kept safe during routine in-person visits, have access to critical care in and out of the Hospital, and benefit from leading-edge research that resolves some of the most perplexing cases in pediatric medicine.

To our friends and family,

We are doing this fundraiser in honor of our strong, fierce and brave daughter Elwynn. A couple months after her second birthday in March 2019, at the beginning of the Corona Virus pandemic, Elwynn went into emergency surgery at Radys Childrens Hospital after we discovered she had a condition similar to a diaphragmatic hernia. She had exhibited many symptoms since birth but 4 different pediatricians misdiagnosed her. We had enough with doctors brushing off our instincts and didn’t stop fighting until it finally took a 5th pediatrician we met with to properly diagnose her. After a second surgery one year later she has truly been the healthiest we have ever seen her. We are eternally grateful to Radys childrens hospital for allowing our daughter to thrive and finally live without pain. The doctors, nurses, child life specialist, and staff provided a level of care, love and respect to our child and family that we will always hold close in our hearts. With all this, we hope we can bring some ease, comfort and joy to children and families who will be staying at Radys over the holidays! Your contribution in honor of Elwynn and every child who has to face such adversity at a young age means so much to our family. Thank you! 

The Luong Family

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Donations to my page support our Greatest Needs Fund.

Donations to my page support critical cancer support programs at the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s.

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