For the last two years, your spectacular response to our Wish Book has helped make wishes come true.
Hospital staff brought us their wish lists—items to help patients and their families get through the tough experience of hospitalization a little more easily—for us to share with you. For two years, you have made a tangible difference throughout the hospital by providing families with gift cards for food and parking, iPads for patients to stay in touch with friends and loved ones, high-tech rehabilitation equipment—and hundreds of other items, large and small.
This year’s Wish Book is a little different. It focuses exclusively on the needs of our youngest patients—those being treated at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. There is nothing harder on a parent than having a seriously ill child; there is nothing more frightening to a child than a hospital stay with all the attendant testing, treatment and separation from home and family.
The following pages are filled with items that will comfort children and their families at a time when they are most challenged and vulnerable. Won’t you help make these wishes come true?
Peter N. Herbert, MD Cynthia N. Sparer
Chief of Staff Executive Director
Senior Vice President Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
for Medical Affairs