Recap: Creating Miracles for Children Google+ Hangout

Dr. María Acosta, Children’s National Health System

You know what’s a great feeling? When you meet people who are so amazingly passionate about what they do, that you have no choice but to get caught up in their enthusiasm! It’s even more gratifying when that enthusiasm is directed towards a great cause. This past Tuesday, I had the great pleasure to chat with a group of such individuals, who are collectively working to bring attention to the need for children, and more specifically Latino children, to receive good pediatric care. I’m talking about the folks from the Children’s National Health System, a pediatric center with locations in District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Joining me were Dr. Maria Acosta, a Pediatric Neurologist and the Clinical Director of the Neurofibromatosis Institute at the hospital, who happens to be Colombian and amazingly knowledgeable about Latino children health; the radiant Ashley Nolan, Assistant Director for the System’s Children’s Miracle Network, Julie Diaz Asper from Social Lens Research, who kindly manned our chatroom; and Eduardo Gil, a veteran Digital Content Strategist who is part of the organizing committee for their latest initiative, Milagros Para Niños (Miracles for Children). The initiative helps over 55,000 Latino children yearly!

They talked about Latino children’s lack of access to quality pediatric care, the Milagros initiative and its goal to raise critical funding and awareness of the hospital in the Latino community, their upcoming fundraising breakfast in Washington, D.C., and how YOU can help thousands of Latino children get better pediatric care!

If you care about Latino kids and their health, this is a must-watch video… and Milagros para Niños is a must-support initiative. Go here to help. Remember: ¡Juntos, podemos hacer milagros! Together, we can make miracles!

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