Thursday, June 17, 2010

Media Opportunities

There were also many media opportunities during Family Advocacy Day to help get information out to the public about the importance of children's hospitals and pediatric specialists.  Michael Dosedel, our ambassador, had a few opportunities to speak with members of the press and tell his amazing story!

Michael and his mother, Ginger, telling their story for NACHRI's online video archive

Michael doing a radio interview with WHIO-AM in Dayton

Taking in Washington DC

Although our main goal of Family Advocacy Day was to talk with legislators and speak on behalf of Dayton Children's - there was some downtime to see the beautiful sites and meet some other amazing children and families. 

Here is Michael Dosedel in front of the US Capitol

Here is Michael trading "cards" with another ambassador!

All of the kids in town for Family Advocacy Day watching a magician at the
Red, White and Blue Spectacular!

Visiting with Legislators

Visiting with legislators is the most important part of Family Advocacy Day.  It's really important for us to share with our legislators the importance of children's hospitals and pediatric specialists.

Here are some photos from our visits with our Ohio legislators.

Michael and Ginger Dosedel with Congressman Steve Austria

Michael Dosedel talking with Congressman Mike Turner

Michael Dosedel with Congressman Jim Jordan

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Making new friends!

Here is Mike making some new friends in Washington D.C.

This is Colby, age 7, from Children's Medical Center - Dallas!

Washington so far...

From Mike: Just finished with a few radio interviews! This trip is shaping up to be very exciting and also a great oppertunity for me to help represent Children's Hospitals all around the country. I have met many great people who are phenomanal advocates for the cause. I am very honored at having been allowed to do this. I am looking forward to speaking to Congressman Mike Turner this afternoon, and getting a tour of the Capitol with Congressman Austria/staff!

In Washington DC for Family Advocacy Day

We just arrived in Washington DC for the NACHRI Family Advocacy Day! We are excited to be joined by Michael and Ginger Dosedel.  Michael is one of our amazing patients!  Follow us the next few days to see watch his adventure!