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									            about   Children’s hospital of MiChigan

    FALL 2010

Start Life                           Saves
                                     Young Girl
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Dear Friends,
    It is our pleasure to share with you changes resulting from the anticipated sale of the
Detroit Medical Center which includes the Children’s Hospital of Michigan to investor-
owned Vanguard Health Systems. As a result of the sale, philanthropic contributions held by
the hospital will be transferred to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, along with
the responsibility for ensuring these gifts will be directed towards the purposes originally
designated by the donors.
    The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, a fully
independent not-for-profit entity established in 2003, is
uniquely positioned to focus philanthropic efforts toward
elevating pediatric health in southeast Michigan to the
highest levels through research, medical education and
community health initiatives. Together we can make this
goal a reality.
    Going forward, we ask you to consider supporting the
Foundation. The Foundation is charged with raising funds
to support pediatric research initiatives, bringing the most advanced diagnostic and treat-
ment protocols from “bench to bedside,” as well as supporting the Children’s Hospital of
Michigan’s Children’s Research Center of Michigan.
    Gifts to pediatric education will help train tomorrow’s pediatric and surgical specialists
through fellowships and scholarships, educating medical teams and propelling pediatric
education programs to new heights.
    Gifts to support pediatric community health benefit Michigan’s children. The Foundation
will partner with other organizations, and funded initiatives could include community based
health programs, injury prevention, child protection, and child health advocacy efforts.
    We hope you will consider a gift to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. A
remittance envelope is enclosed. You may also visit www.chmkidsfoundation.org to donate
    Thank you for your continued partnership with us as we work together to improve the
lives of children and provide a brighter future for generations to come.


  Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.      John D. Baker, M.D.               Cynthia N. Ford
  President                         Chairman of the Board             Chairperson
  Children’s Hospital of Michigan   Children’s Hospital of Michigan   Children’s Hospital of Michigan
                           FALL 2010

                                                12            Critical care team
                                                              saves young girl

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Sarah E. McCallum                                                              Newlyweds start life
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                       Hannah and
                         Jeff Kraus

“ xcellenceis
 E                                    “Everyday Excellence” is every day occurrence
 whenemployees                     for occupational therapist

                                                                                                                By MArTi BenedeTTi

 physiciansfeel                               hildren’s Hospital of Michigan        Township, she wanted to show how strong
                                                 pediatric occupational therapist      her hand is compared to most people. She
 theirpatients                                 Jeff Kraus was named em-             called on Kraus for help.
                                                  ployee of the month in June             “She asked to borrow a pinch gauge, and
 aregetting                         because of his commitment to “Everyday           I helped show her how to use it,” he says.
 greatcareand                     Excellence.” But he doesn’t understand           The average boy Hannah’s age can pinch 9.2
                                      what all the fuss is about.                      pounds with his left hand while the average
 patientsfeel                         “It was hard for me to accept this award      girl can pinch 8.4 pounds. Hannah, with
 theserviceand                     because this is what I do,” says Kraus, who      her prosthesis, can pinch 22 pounds.
                                      has worked at Children’s Hospital for 16            Using graphs and pie charts on a poster
 qualitythey                       years. What he did to get the special            board, she explained her unique situation to
                                      recognition was go above and beyond              the class and received a ribbon for participat-
 receiveare                        his job description, a tenet of the hospital’s   ing, a point of pride for Hannah but also for
 extraordinary.”                      Everyday Excellence program.                     Kraus who has worked with Hannah since
                                        His patient, 9-year-old Hannah Tighe,          she was an infant. “She has been a poster
     – Quint Studer, CEO              was born without a left forearm or hand.         child for our clinic. We’re so proud of her
       and founder of the             Her arm extends approximately one and a          accomplishments,” he says.
       The Studer Group               half inches below her elbow, so she wears a         Everyday Excellence’s goal is to create
                                      myoelectric prosthesis which she has had for     exceptional experiences for patients, their
                                      three years. Through occupational therapy        families and the entire Children’s Hospital
                                      with Kraus, she has become proficient at         team. Criteria are carefully measured using a
                                      using the muscles in the lower part of her       variety of metrics. One of the hospital’s goals
                                      arm to open and close the prosthetic hand.       is to be among the top 25 percent of all
                                        For Hannah’s third grade science project       children’s hospitals in the country for patient
                                      at her elementary school in Commerce             satisfaction.

2   About Children’s     Fall 2010
DAISY award honors most extraordinary nurses
with flowers, Cinnabons

                                                                              By MArTi BenedeTTi
           honda Foster, Ed.D., M.P.H.,              the winner’s unit for a month and, perhaps
           M.S., R.N., vice president of             the winner’s favorite part of the award –
           Patient Care Services at the              Cinnabons for the whole unit.
            Children’s Hospital of Michigan,           Cinnabons were a favorite of J. Patrick
feels strongly about recognizing the                 Barnes, the reason the DAISY Foundation
invaluable work nurses do every day. “I              was created by his family in 2000. Barnes
feel we can’t recognize the work nurses              died in 1999 at 33 from the complica-
do enough,” she says.                                tions of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic
   Through Foster’s efforts, Children’s              Purpura. DAISY is an acronym for Diseases
Hospital became a DAISY Foundation                   Attacking the Immune System.
partner in 2007, and it offers a nursing               His family wanted to keep his spirit alive
excellence award quarterly to its most               by showing appreciation for nurses who
compassionate nurses.                                provided intelligence, compassion, kindness
                                                     and sensitivity to Barnes while he was sick.
                                                     The foundation calls nurses “the unsung
                                                     heroes.” Because of the foundation, more
                                                     than 600 healthcare organizations are com-
                                                     mitted to honoring nurses throughout the
                                                       A recent DAISY winner at Children’s
                                                     Hospital was Emmylynn Coronel, R.N..
                                                     “She always has a pleasant attitude and a
                                                     kind word to say. She has a wonderful
                                                     personality and sense of humor, and
Associate Vice President Jan Cottrell, r.n., M.S.n., patients and families love her,” wrote her
ne-BC, nurse emmylynn Coronel, r.n., President       unit manager Brenda VanWallaghen, R.N.,
Herman B. Gray, M.d., 5 West and Observation         M.S.N., NE-BC.
Unit Manager Brenda VanWallaghen, r.n., M.S.n.,        Maureen Valcke, staff nurse in same day
ne-BC                                                surgery at Children’s Hospital, is the nurse
  The award is based on feedback the                 representative for Children’s Hospital’s
hospital receives from patient letters, At           DAISY program. “I like anything that
Your Service surveys and Press Ganey                 celebrates nursing,” she says.
surveys, all of which evaluate patient                 Valcke gathers the positive comments
satisfaction. The award winner receives a            about nurses from their managers. “The
bouquet of daisies, a certificate proclaiming        winner is the nurse who receives the most
them an “extraordinary nurse,” a DAISY               positive comments in a quarterly period,”
award pin, a Shona sculpture entitled “A             she says. “It’s all about compassionate care,
Healer’s Touch,” a banner that hangs in              which is so important to the foundation.”

                                                                                   Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   3
                                   Acciavatti family finds compassion, care
                                   needed to fix daughter’s heart defect

                                                                                                                By TOdd SCHUlz
                                                 an and Michelle Acciavatti           diagnosed Katelyn with Down syndrome,
                                                 are accustomed to solving            a chromosomal condition that alters the
                                                 problems.                            course of development and causes other
                                                   He owns a construction             characteristics, including an increased risk
                                   company and is a former state representa-          of congenital heart defect.
                                   tive. She is a human capital consultant.              Just days after Katelyn was diagnosed with
                                      Thus, when the Acciavattis’ daughter,           Down syndrome, doctors also determined
                                   Katelyn, was born with Down syndrome               she had atrioventricular (AV) canal defect,
                                   and a congenital heart defect, they kicked         meaning she had holes between the upper
                                   into “project management mode” and                 and lower chambers of her heart and an
                                   started gathering all the facts they could.        abnormality with the valves that separate
                                      “We had a problem and we were going to          the upper and lower chambers.
                                   solve it,” Michelle said.                             Because of the holes between the heart
                                      Yet, the Acciavattis quickly realized the       chambers, a child with an AV canal defect
                                   instincts that serve them well professionally      has extra blood being pumped into the lung
                                   could only take them so far in dealing with        arteries. That makes the heart and lungs
                                   the personal challenge of a seriously ill child.   work harder and the lungs can become
                                      The couple needed a powerful partner in         congested.
                                   the fight to save their daughter. They found          “It was just overall shock,” Michelle said.
                                   one in the Variety Cardiology Center at            “And we were sad. All of a sudden, things
                                   the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where         are very different than what you thought
                                   Katelyn underwent surgery in April to              and you’re not sure how it’s going to affect
                                   repair her heart.                                  your family.”
                                      “We gathered all the information and read          The solution was open-heart surgery, an
                                   all the books, but there came a point where        understandably frightening prospect for
                                   we didn’t want to know any more,” she said.        any parent. But the Acciavattis found the
                                   “We just wanted to know the doctors knew           comfort – and information – they needed
                                   what they were doing and trust them.               from Daniel Turner, M.D., a pediatric
                                      “When we got to Children’s, we felt very        cardiologist at Children’s Hospital.
                                   certain we were in the right place and we             “He was so comfortable and confident,”
                                   were going to be well taken care of.”              Michelle said. “We knew he was who was
                                      The Acciavattis – who live in Chesterfield      sent to help us get through this.”
                                   and also have a 2-year-old son Dino – had             The first and biggest challenge was
                                   no reason to suspect Katelyn would experi-         helping Katelyn gain enough weight to
                                   ence health problems when she was born             allow her to undergo surgery more safely.
                                   on Dec. 2, 2009. But shortly after Michelle           “Because of the holes in the heart, the
                                   gave birth in a scheduled C-section, doctors       heart does a lot of extra work so she was

4   About Children’s   Fall 2010
spinning her wheels,” Turner said. “These      turned a horrible experience into one that
kids spend a lot of energy just staying        was tolerable and ultimately wonderful,”
alive. They burn up a lot of calories just     Dan Acciavatti said. “We thought it was
sitting there.”                                important to give something back to
   With Turner’s help and the Acciavattis’     say ‘thanks’ and help in a little way.”
hard work, Katelyn slowly gained weight.
Michelle put extra powder in her breast                                                                         The Acciavatti
milk and woke her in the middle of the                                                                          family (left to right):
night for extra meals. Over the course of                                                                       dino, Michelle,
                                               orvisit www.chmkidsfoundation.org.
roughly four months, Katelyn increased                                                                          Katelyn and dan
her body weight to just over eight pounds,
clearing the way for an April 5 operation
performed at Children’s Hospital by
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery Henry
Walters III, M.D.
   The day-long surgery was successful and,
after a bout with breathing problems in the
days following the operation, Katelyn was
sent home. “Dr. Walters, his team, and the
amazing PICU team carried us through a
tough two weeks. We will be forever grateful
to them,” Michelle said.
   Today, Katelyn is healthy and weighs 13
pounds. Turner continues to care for her
and eventually hopes to see her only for
annual check-ups.
   “This is a great family that should get
most of the credit for her success,” Turner
said. “They were always upbeat and worked
as Katelyn’s best advocates.”
   In gratitude for the care they received,
the Acciavattis made a financial gift to
support cardiology care and research at
Children’s Hospital. The family plans to
match their initial donation each year on
Katelyn’s birthday.
   “The people at Children’s Hospital

                                                                              Children’s Hospital of Michigan    childrensdmc.org    5
                                   Newlyweds start life together by
                                   helping children

                                                                                                               By MArTi BenedeTTi
                                              ret and Lauren Samyn’s awareness       Children’s Hospital’s hematology/oncology
                                              of the Children’s Hospital of          division and a $1,000 to another local
                                              Michigan evolved gradually,            hospital.
                                              but, of late, it has become their         Giving to Children’s Hospital contin-
                                   favorite place to support.                        ued when the couple got married June 19.
                                      “It was an obvious choice for us,” says        They decided to skip wedding guest favors
Bret and lauren Samyn with         Bret, a seventh grade social studies teacher at   and instead made a gift to the Children’s
Children’s Hospital President      Bradford Academy in Southfield who lives          Hospital burn center patient care unit.
Herman B. Gray, M.d.               with his wife Lauren, in St. Clair Shores.        Place cards at the wedding alerted guests
                                                                                     that instead of receiving a wedding
                                                                                     memento, the money was going to
                                                                                     Children’s Hospital.
                                                                                        The Samyns’ thoughtfulness did not
                                                                                     go unnoticed by Children’s Hospital and
                                                                                     its president Herman B. Gray, M.D. The
                                                                                     hospital’s Foundation Board of Trustees had
                                                                                     a June 16 event for donors to highlight the
                                                                                     improvements planned for the hospital and
                                                                                     thank donors for their generous gifts.
                                                                                        “People of all ages donating any amount
                                                                                     are greatly appreciated and important to
                                                                                     sustaining the mission of Children’s
                                                                                     Hospital,” Gray says. “The generosity and
                                                                                     thoughtfulness of the Samyns says a lot
                                                                                     about this extraordinary young couple.”
                                   “We know we will stay in the area and want           The Samyns attended the reception at
                                   to have children. So it is a comfort for us       the hospital. “Everyone there was so appre-
                                   to know we have such an excellent hospital        ciative of our donation. It made us feel really
                                   for children nearby.”                             good,” Lauren says.
                                     The first time Bret and Lauren heard               Next year, Bret plans on coordinating
                                   about Children’s Hospital was when the            another fundraiser for Children’s Hospital
                                   hospital helped a college friend’s brother.       at his school, and this time, all the money
                                   A year or so later, a neighbor raved about        will go to the hospital.
                                   how the hospital saved the life of their
                                   child who had a brain tumor.
                                     This past school year, Bret helped
                                   organize a school fundraiser, Pennies
                                   for Patients, which raised $2,000. The
                                   students decided to give $1,000 to

6   About Children’s   Fall 2010
Boston donor’s special gift gives Children’s
Hospital’s baseball fans a day to remember

                                                                              By MArCy HAyeS
           rayden Smith doesn’t speak,            thanks to donors, they can sometimes
           but as his mom points out,             offer more.
           that doesn’t mean he can’t               The Smiths’ benefactors were Gail and
           communicate. One of the things         Andy Windmueller of Boston, who gave
this 8-year-old shows and tells her is how        Children’s Hospital four premium tickets
much he loves baseball.                           to each Tigers home game this season. The
    Thanks to a generous donor from Red           Windmuellers also made a similar donation
Sox territory, Brayden and his family recently    to two hospitals in other cities, and “what
enjoyed a fan’s dream – a first-class trip to a   a wonderful donation this is,” says Deanna                    Brayden and his
Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.             Scanlon, C.T.R.S., Child Life Projects                        sister nina hang
                                                                                                                out with detroit
   Andrea Smith, of Farmington Hills, had         Specialist at Children’s Hospital.
                                                                                                                Tigers mascot
no idea her baby would be born with Apert           The donation of season tickets came with                    PAWS at Comerica
Syndrome. Neither did her obstetrician,           other perks like snacks and ride tickets. “It’s               Park thanks to
who had more than 30 years of experience.         really special to be able to give families a                  the generosity of
It would be two weeks after his birth, when       fun experience,” Scanlon says.                                Gail and Andy
he was sent to the Children’s Hospital of           It was particularly meaningful to Brayden,                  Windmueller.
Michigan, before Andrea learned the conse-        who wears Tigers gear
quences of this crippling disease.                constantly and is in his
   Apert Syndrome is a genetic defect             fourth season with a
characterized primarily by certain malfor-        Southfield program
mations of the skull and mid-face, hands          for children with special
and feet. While Brayden’s symptoms are            needs called the Miracle
severe, they can’t hide the child inside him.     League. Even if he
   “Brayden is non-verbal, but we still           couldn’t say so, his mom
communicate,” his mother explains with a          will tell you his joy was as
smile in her voice. “He loves the outdoors,       clear as the crack of a bat.
music and playing anything with a ball
involved, just like all little boys.”
   His Comerica Park adventure came
via the Children’s Hospital Child Life
Department, where Child Life specialists
work with patients to provide interventions
to alleviate stress, anxiety and pain during
hospital stays. They support patients and
families coping with hospitalization, and

                                                                                  Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   7
                                   Children’s Hospital medical team engages
                                   in groundbreaking studies

                                                                                                                           By MArTi BenedeTTi
                                              housands of infants with                      The way babies under two months old with
                                              high fevers are brought to the              fevers are treated is the basis of an important
                                              emergency room each year at                 study that Mahajan is leading. His five-year
                                              the Children’s Hospital of                  study, entitled “RNA Biosignatures in the
                                   Michigan. The babies are tested while                  Emergency Evaluation of Febrile Infants,” is
                                   their parents nervously wait to see if                 being funded with a $3.4 million National
                                   something is wrong with their child.                   Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.
                                       “We might see 100 kids with a fever                  The study, which began in July and
                                   and after invasive tests, two nights in the            ends in May 2015, involves 22 pediatric
                                   hospital and treatment, 90 of them are                 emergency departments in the United
                                   alright and can go home. Ten will have                 States. Physicians at the hospitals test the
                                   serious bacterial infections,” explains                blood of infants with fevers brought into
                                   Prashant Mahajan, M.D., division chief                 the emergency room and create from their
                                   and research director, pediatric emergency             blood a diagnostic biosignature that will
                                   medicine at Children’s Hospital.                       allow accurate distinction between infants

                                    Data evaluation, analysis ongoing for cooling blanket study
                                    information is being gathered and analyzed on         Children’s Hospital and Hutzel Women’s Hospital,
                                    the 208 children who were part of a cooling           along with Wayne State University and her
                                    blanket study seven years ago at the centers of       colleagues in the niCHd neonatal research
                                    the national institutes of Child Health and Human     network of 17 academic centers throughout
                                    development (niCHd) funded neonatal research          the United States.
                                    network Study. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan    “We need to see if the benefits the children had
                                    and Hutzel Women’s Hospital neonatal intensive        at 18 months from the cooling blanket are still
                                    Care Units were part of this study and will help      present when the children are older,” she says.
                                    determine if the process still benefits children as
                                                                                          Shankaran says it is a challenge finding the 33
                                    they grow.
                                                                                          children out of the total of 208 children who were
                                    The study, published in 2005, determined that         enrolled at Children’s Hospital and Hutzel Women’s
                                    reducing a newborn’s body temperature to              Hospital, some of which live out of state now, and
                                    92.3 degrees with a cooling blanket for 72            bringing to Children’s Hospital for an evaluation.
                                    hours prevented or reduced brain injury after
                                                                                          Meanwhile, the niCHd neonatal research
                                    suffering from lack of oxygen within the first
                                                                                          network is starting another study later this year
                                    six hours of birth.
                                                                                          led by Shankaran that will try to determine if
                                    The analysis is being led by Seetha Shankaran,        there is additional benefit to cooling the infants for
                                    M.d., director, neonatal-perinatal medicine at        a longer period of time (120 versus 72 hours).

8   About Children’s   Fall 2010
with bacterial infections and those with         (CRCM) along
non-bacterial infections.                        with WSU which
   “When we have this, we can say this baby      includes more than
has a bacterial signature and treat them         $30 million in
appropriately,” Mahajan says. “We hope to        philanthropic
change the paradigm on how febrile illness       support from the
is evaluated in the emergency department.”       Children’s Hospital
   This process, in turn, will eventually        donor family.
reduce invasive tests on the infants, elimi-        “Through the
nate the use of unnecessary antibiotics          resources provided
and hospitalization, lessen the emotional        by the CRCM, and
                                                                                               Prashant Mahajan, M.d.
burden on the families and minimize costs        in conjunction with
to the U.S. health care system.                  the department of pediatrics at Children’s
   Mahajan’s NIH-funded study is just            Hospital, significant investments in
one of several NIH studies in progress           mentorship, education, training and other
by Children’s Hospital medical teams in          infrastructure has taken place in the last
partnership with Wayne State University          ten years,” says Nada McIntyre, administra-
(WSU). Studies led by Children’s Hospital        tive director of the CRCM.
teams contributed to WSU’s NIH rankings             She adds that the CRCM is a resource
and in 2008, ranked 19 in the country            to assist investigators with identifying
(out of 92) with $10.4 million in NIH            funding opportunities, developing budgets
grants. This is a dramatic increase from         and proposal development. After the
2001, when it ranked 54 and totaled $1.8         investigators write the science portion of
million in grants. In 2009, it received $12.5    a study, CRCM puts the proposals together
million in NIH grants, and a similar amount      and submits them to the funding agencies.
is projected for this year.                      Most of the grant applications go to the NIH.
   In addition to the febrile infant study,         The development of the bio signatures
other studies in progress include functional     is the brain child of Mahajan, Octavio
brain mapping in pediatric neurosurgery,         Ramilo, M.D. and Nathan Kuppermann,
biomarkers in autism, teens at risk: prenatal    M.D., M.P.H., all pediatric emergency
cocaine and postnatal challenges, maternal       physicians and collaborators. Ramillo is
lifestyles, adolescent asthma health disparity   chief of pediatric infectious diseases at
and bereavement and psychosocial needs           Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio, and
of children with AIDS.                           Kuppermann is chair of emergency medi-
   Why has Children’s Hospital been so           cine at the University of California Davis.
successful in obtaining NIH funding?                Mahajan and his team have high hopes
   Mahajan says, for starters, Children’s        for the study. “For now, we have to do the
Hospital’s emergency department is among         tests on the infants,” Mahajan says. “We
the busiest in the United States; it sees        just hope that in five years, if this proves
more than 95,000 children a year. Another        right, we won’t have to do the tests on
reason is the resources provided by the          every baby.”
Children’s Research Center of Michigan

                                                                               Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   9
                                  Then and Now: Patient shows appreciation
                                  for her care as preemie

                                                                                                           By MArTi BenedeTTi
                                          or years, Joann Bogaert Kukla           But during that time, her mother made
                                          heard her mother say that the           sure her tiny newborn received breast milk.
                                          Children’s Hospital of Michigan         Her father made the deliveries.
                                          saved her life. Kukla was born six         Kukla came home and, except for
                                  weeks early at home weighing 4 pounds,          amblyopia or a “lazy eye” that she still has,
                                  4 ounces; and, in 1935, infants that small      she was in good health. Her mother, thank-
                                  were at risk of not surviving. Just recently,   ful to have a healthy baby, took her to
Joann Bogaert Kukla               Kukla realized she wanted to thank the          Hudson’s Department Store for a photo
as an infant.                     hospital that kept her alive.                   at four months – no doubt a luxury for a
                                                    This spring, she received     low-income family during the Depression.
                                                in the mail a copy of About         Now 75, Kukla, who lives in Dearborn
                                                Children’s magazine. “It          Heights with her husband, Robert, says in
                                                suddenly dawned on me to          the last year or so she has been working on
                                                contribute to the hospital        a family tree book for her three children
                                                that helped me,” she says.        and five grandchildren. She recently found
                                                “I’m ashamed of myself that       an outpatient card from Children’s Hospital
                                                I didn’t contribute earlier,      dated June 13, 1938. “I realized I was at
                                                but sometimes you just don’t      the hospital again when I was 3, but I don’t
                                                think of these things.”           know why.”
                                                   During the Depression             All in all, Kukla says she has had a good
                                                in Detroit, Kukla’s family        life. After graduating from high school, she
                                                was poor; her father was          worked at American Blower, now American
                                                unemployed. So when her           Standard. She met Robert through friends
                                                mother went into labor early,     at work. In 1959, she had her first child
                                                a doctor came to the house        and became a homemaker. “Most of my
                                                and delivered the baby. Her       wishes have come true,” she says. “Thanks
                                                family kept her warm by the       to the doctors and other staff at Children’s
                                                stove until a police car took     Hospital, I’m here today.”
                                                her to Children’s Hospital
                                                and her mother to Women’s
                                                Hospital now Hutzel
                                                Women’s Hospital.
                                                   Mother and daughter did
                                                not see each other for a week.
            Joann’s Children’s Hospital
            of Michigan outpatient card
            from 1938.

10 About Children’s   Fall 2010
Social worker enjoys work too much to retire!

                                                                               By MArCy HAyeS
                ost of us start yearning for        After 25 years, much of it spent with a
                retirement when we near           camera, Meshew retired from the force,
                our 60s. At 66, Children’s        planning to find work closer to his Port
                Hospital of Michigan social       Huron area home. He worked full time
worker Charlie Meshew is too busy to give         as a security officer at Children’s Hospital
it much thought.                                  and went to college, earning his Bachelor’s
   Sure, he likes the idea of traveling to        degree in criminal justice from Wayne
the Napa Valley or spending more time             State University (WSU).
                          with his 6-month-         Andrea Zak, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., a social
                          old grandson in         worker in the Emergency department at
                          Kalamazoo, but well     the hospital, noticed his solid work ethic
                          into at least his       and easy rapport with visitors, patients and
                          second career,          staff. She suggested he go back to school
                          Meshew says “a          again, this time to pursue a degree in social
                          vacation once or        work. Meshew not only earned a Bachelor
                          twice a year is nice    of Social Work from Marygrove College,
                          enough.”                he went on to earn a Master’s of Social
                            Meshew became         Work from WSU.
                          a patrolman in            “It seems I’ve been going to school for
                          the Detroit Police      most of my life,” he laughs, thankful for
                          Department at           the opportunities he’s had. He’s been a
                          23, working near        social worker in the Nephrology depart-
                          Children’s Hospital     ment for the past year.
                          in the 13th Precinct.     “I try to help people learn to live as well
                          When his applica-       as they can with whatever they have,” he
                          tion to join the        says. With no plans to retire anytime soon,
newly formed Crime Scene Unit was                 the former policeman can point to himself                    Social Worker
accepted, he joined the division and within       as Exhibit A.                                                Charlie Meshew
                                                                                                               meets with a client.
a short time became a unit photographer.
   His initial interest in law enforcement,
he recalls, was about “cops and robbers,
catching bad guys.” But he found himself
wondering about the people he appre-
hended. Often jobless or from troubled
backgrounds, they clearly needed help.
“Maybe that’s why I transferred out of
patrol work,” he says, “looking for work
that was more helpful.”

Above: Charlie Meshew as a detroit
Police officer in the early 1970s.

                                                                                 Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   11
Ava pictured with some of
the Children’s Hospital
physicians who treated her.
Pictured from left to right:
Gaurav Kapur, M.d., nahed
                                  Young patients, families prosper
Abdel-Haq, M.d., Tej Mattoo,
M.d., Ashok Sarnaik, M.d.,
                                  because of family-centered care council
and Jeff Clark, M.d.

                                                                                                           By TOdd SCHUlz
                                            aren Tragle recalls every terrify-   Transferring her was very difficult. Every
                                            ing bump of her daughter Ava’s       time they moved her, her blood pressure
                                            rocky ride to the Children’s         dropped.”
                                             Hospital of Michigan.                 Fortunately, Ava survived the trip to
                                      Due to complications from Group A          Children’s Hospital, where Ashok P.
                                  streptococcus infection, then 13-month-        Sarnaik, M.D. was waiting to take control
                                  old Ava was suffering from multiple organ      of her care. The infant girl was dramati-
                                  failure when she was transferred from a        cally swollen and in dire condition when
                                  nearby hospital in February 2008.              she arrived, having gained more than
                                    “I was so scared I was going to lose her     50 percent of her body weight in fluid
                                  in the ambulance on the way there,” Karen      due to massive leakage of fluid from her
                                  said. “She was on all these medications        blood vessels.
                                  and hooked up to so many machines.               As a result, her kidneys, lungs and heart

12 About Children’s   Fall 2010
  all were failing. Even Sarnaik, co-chief of      “Whatever he said to
  the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, feared        me was so calming.
  the worst.                                       At that moment, he
    “When she first arrived, I thought there       was like next to God
  was perhaps a 25-percent chance she would        for me.”
  fully recover,” he said. “It was definitely        Sarnaik’s first and
  possible that she could survive, but the         most difficult chal-
  odds were against her.”                          lenge was to remove
    Sarnaik, however, remained calm when           the excess fluid from
  communicating with Karen Tragle, who             Ava’s small body without causing
  was pregnant and had not eaten or slept in       cardiovascular collapse or other adverse                             Ava and
  three days due to her daughter’s condition,      affects. A large catheter was placed in                              her mom,
                                                                                                                        Karen, laugh
  and her husband Joe. His message was             Ava’s groin to start renal replacement
                                                                                                                        with dr. Clark.
  equal parts realistic and optimistic.            therapy, a form of dialysis which involved
    “He promised they would do their best          removing her blood and filtering it through
  and work their hardest,” Karen recalls.          a machine to remove the waste products,

Children’s Hospital             On the surface, critical care physicians wouldn’t seem to have much in common
scores when                     with pro hockey coaches. But the high-pressure professions share similar traits of
                                success, according to Ashok Sarnaik, M.d., co-chief of critical care medicine at the
‘coaching’ future
                                Children’s Hospital of Michigan – a huge hockey fan.
critical care doctors
                                Asked to describe the temperament needed to confront life-threatening health
                                situations each day, Sarnaik points to a famous quote from legendary Philadelphia
                                Flyers coach Fred Shero.
                                “They once asked Freddy how he could be so calm with the intensity of the game
                                 going on around him,” Sarnaik said. “He said he was like a duck that looked calm
                                 above the water, but below the water was paddling like mad to stay afloat.
                                “A critical care doctor needs the same skills. you have to appear calm while inside
                                 you are churning.”
                                Children’s Hospital has helped teach young doctors to do just that for three
                                decades. The hospital’s pediatric critical care fellowship program, founded in 1980,
                                was one of the first accredited.
                                Sarnaik and co-chief, Mary lieh-lai, M.d., oversee the program, which puts
     Ava and her mom,           six fellows through three years of rigorous training to prepare them to tackle
     Karen, with dr. Sarnaik.   life-threatening illnesses including accidents, infections, metabolic disorders or
                                congenital malformations.
                                Fellows trained at Children’s Hospital boast a board passage rate of 95 percent,
                                well above the national average, Sarnaik said.
                                “i attribute that to a hard-working and education-oriented faculty and a
                                 well-organized curriculum,” Sarnaik said. “Holding people to a high standard
                                 is what we do here.”

                                                                                      Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   13
                                                              the natural function of the kidneys, and
                                                              returning it to the body.
                                                                 At the same time, the medical team had
                                                              to make sure Ava’s heart and lungs were
                                                              properly supported.
                                                                 “In a small child, this requires great skill
                                                              and minute-to-minute management at
                                                              the bedside on the part of the nurses and
                                                              doctors,” Sarnaik said.
                                                                 The heavily sedated Ava gradually began
                                                              to improve. After roughly three days, her
                                                              swelling began to lessen and at roughly five
                                                              days, the young girl finally opened her eyes.
                                                                 “We hoped her brain function was
                                                              normal, but had no way of telling that
                                                              because she was so heavily sedated,” Sarnaik
                                                              said. “When she opened her eyes, we were
                                                              very happy she was able to comprehend
                                                              her surroundings and recognize her parents.
                                                              That was a big step.”
                                                                 Before leaving Children’s Hospital,
                                                              Ava had to urinate naturally to prove
                                                              her kidneys were working properly. The
                                                              struggle went on for several days and
                                                              doctors were discussing the possibility of
                                                              lifelong dialysis treatment when Ava
                                                              accomplished the feat, prompting her
                                                              doctors to perform a celebratory dance
                                                              in her hospital room.
                                                                 Ava’s 35-day recovery, Sarnaik said,
                                                              was the result of a massive team effort
                                                              by nurses, doctors and the Tragle family,
                                                              which also includes her father Joe and
                                                              younger brother, Joey.
                                                                 Today, Ava is a happy, healthy 3-year-
                                                              old with no lingering affects of the illness.
                                                              Sarnaik witnessed her progress first-hand
                                                              when the family visited his office about
                                                              six months ago.
                                                                 “She was throwing a tennis ball around
                                                              and she knocked a few things over just like
                                                              a proper toddler should do,” Sarnaik said
The Tragle family (left to right): Joey, Karen, Joe and Ava

14 About Children’s   Fall 2010
with a chuckle. “It was very rewarding.
This family has become very close to me.”
  The Tragles, who live in St. Clair
Shores, struggle to express their gratitude
to Sarnaik – whom they count among
their Facebook friends – and to
Children’s Hospital.
  “There’s no thank you big enough for
saving your daughter’s life,” Karen said.
“But Joe and I find it necessary to give
back to the Children’s Hospital of
Michigan and the Ronald McDonald
House where we stayed. We will always
keep them in our hearts.”


                                               Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   15

                                  Children’s Hospital of Michigan earns
                                  another national ranking among the
                                  nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals

                                            he care the Children’s Hospital of    center for all aspects of pediatric cardiology
                                            Michigan provides to patients and     and has performed more pediatric heart trans-
                                            families was recognized once again.   plants than any other hospital in the state.
                                            The Children’s Hospital of Michigan     “We are honored to be recognized for
                                  has ranked for heart and heart surgery          the care we provide to the patients and
                                  among the nation’s top 30 hospitals in the      families we are so privileged to serve,” said
                                  2010-11 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals,   Children’s Hospital of Michigan President
                                                                                  Herman B. Gray, M.D. “The recognition
                                  the most extensive listing of its kind,
                                                                                  is a reflection of the expertise of the entire
                                  published by U.S.News&WorldReport.
                                                                                  pediatric cardiology and surgical team and
                                     This national recognition reflects the
                                                                                  their continued commitment to providing
                                  expertise of the hospital’s pediatric heart
                                                                                  the best possible care.”
                                  specialists, staff and volunteers, and the
                                                                                     U.S.News&WorldReport’s2010-11 edition
                                  commitment they have to improving the
                                                                                  of the Best Children’s Hospitals was pub-
                                  health and well-being of children.
                                                                                  lished in the August issue of the magazine.
                                    Children’s Hospital is a major referral

                                  About Children’s magazine received
                                  Aster Award

                                                                                                          By rOSeMAry TOKATliAn
                                              onored for excellence in            the calendar year 2009.
                                              advertising in the 2010               The 2010 Aster Awards received approxi-
                                              Aster Awards, the Children’s        mately 3,000 entries from the United States,
                                              Hospital of Michigan received       Canada and South America. Entries com-
                                  a Gold Award for AboutChildren’s              peted against similar-sized organizations in
                                  magazine placing it in the top five             their category. Entries must score at least
                                  percent in the nation.                          85 percent to receive an award. Judging
                                    The Aster Awards, one of the largest          criteria included creativity, layout and
                                  national competitions of its kind, is hosted    design, functionality, message effectiveness,
                                  by MarketingHealthcareTodayMagazine         production quality and overall appeal.
                                  and Creative Images, Inc. This elite
                                  program recognizes outstanding healthcare
                                  professionals for excellence in their
                                  advertising and marketing efforts for

16 About Children’s   Fall 2010

Seventeen Magazine features Children’s Hospital
teen whose mission is to educate others about CF

                                                                              By ViCKie Winn
            hildren’s Hospital of Michigan      the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
            patient Julia Ruggirello is on a      During mid-August, Julia was admitted
            mission to get the word out about   to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit
            Cystic Fibrosis (CF). So much so    to undergo antibiotic desensitization proce-
that when Julia had the opportunity to make     dures. She’s among up to 30 percent of CF
her wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation,       patients who develop allergic reactions to
her request didn’t include round trip tickets   antibiotics, the very drugs needed to ward
                              to a warm         off lung infections, especially pneumonia
                              destination to    which could potentially be fatal. In her
                              soak up the sun   day-to-day routine Julia must follow a high-
                              and sand.         calorie diet and take numerous supplements
                                   Instead,     to help her body absorb nutrients. She also
                              her request was   takes medications to ease her breathing and
                              to be featured    help reduce inflammation.
                              in Seventeen       Despite the daily medication ritual Julia
                              Magazine, not     endures to stay ahead of CF, she looks
                              because she       forward to her first year at
                              aspired to be     Michigan State University –
                              a model but       thanks to a scholarship
                              because she       from the Cystic
                              knew many of      Fibrosis Foundation.
                              her peers read    And she made the
                              the magazine.     September 2010 issue
         Julia ruggirello
                              She thought it    ofSeventeenMagazine!
was the perfect platform to tell her story
and help get the word out about CF.
  According to her nurse, Debbie Hachey,
R.N., Julia and the entire family have
always been positive and a joy to work
with ever since learning of Julia’s CF
diagnosis from Children’s Hospital doctors
when Julia was only six weeks old. Since
that time Julia and her family have become
familiar faces in the Pulmonary Division at

                                                                             Above: Cover of the
                                                                             September 2010 issue of
                                                                             Seventeen Magazine in
                                                                             which Julie was featured.

                                                                                  Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   17
                                  Retired art teacher fills Children’s Hospital
                                  halls with smiles

                                                                                                          By MArCy HAyeS
                                               f all the strange and tongue-         Wagner retired from Livonia Public
                                                twisting words you’ll hear        Schools in 1998 after nearly 30 years,
                                                around the Children’s Hospital    though he still fills in as a substitute.
                                               of Michigan, the most entertain-   When he began in 1970, he trundled
                                  ing might be one invented by a retired art      his art cart into classrooms in the days
                                  teacher from Livonia: Germarschnickle.          before the district had dedicated art
                                     Germarschnickle is one of the whimsical,     rooms and he helped build the art
                                  monster-like creatures drawn by volun-          program still in practice today.
                                  teer John Wagner as an introduction to             For 27 seasons, he also coached boys’
                                  the youngsters he meets at the hospital,        and girls’ high school golf, another outlet
                                  often in the Oncology Department.               for his patience and his ability to connect
                                  Germarschnickles may not be medical,            with young people. Before his tenure in
                                  but you can tell from the giggles of the        Livonia he subbed and taught in Detroit
                                  recipients that his creatures are medicinal.    as well.
                                    The Wayne State University alumnus               His goal was to go “wherever they
                                  known to the kids as “Grandpa John” might       needed me,” and it’s that same philosophy
                                  also draw a patient’s name in his unique        that brought him to Children’s Hospital
                                  calligraphy, or – best of all – encourage       nearly two years ago. “I wanted to give
                                  patients to draw their own pictures.            back to the city, partially I suppose
                                    “I can’t draw like you,” they’ll often tell   because of my Wayne State roots, and
                                  him. His response is always the same, “And      it seemed like a hospital would have
John Wagner with                  I can’t draw like you.”                         more people to help.”
Germarschnickle fan Mollie.                                                          He tries to spend a day a week at the
                                                                                  hospital, though like many retirees, he
                                                                                  finds his time in surprisingly high demand.
                                                                                  Aside from his classroom duties 50 days
                                                                                  per school year, where he sees some of
                                                                                  his former students, now teachers them-
                                                                                  selves, “My mother-in-law is in hospice
                                                                                  care at our home, and then there are the
                                                                                  five grandkids.”
                                                                                     What makes the Children’s Hospital
                                                                                  hours special, he finds, is the reward that
                                                                                  comes with helping such a grateful and
                                                                                  enthusiastic constituency. “These kids
                                                                                  have taught me what hope and true
                                                                                  bravery really mean,” Wagner says.
                                                                                  “Young patients have a lot to teach a

18 About Children’s   Fall 2010
person about perspective.”                      says Erin O’Mara, manager of Community
                                                                                                             John Wagner’s
   The staffers, meanwhile, offer a familiar    Relations and Volunteer Services for                         Germarschnickles
example to a former coach and faculty           Children’s Hospital. “He will stop wherever
member about the benefits of unity and          he sees a child he thinks needs cheering
a common purpose. He sees doctors, nurses       up, even in the hallway, and try to engage
and volunteers joining with patients and par-   them,” she says. “His smile and fun nature
ents on teams whose opponents are               draw children in and make people in
injury and disease.                             general gravitate to him. He’s a warm,
   One of Wagner’s roles is to bolster self-    wonderful man.”
confidence when it’s likely in short supply.      While he appreciates people’s kind words
He believes anyone can be taught to draw        about his talent and creations, they are not
well, or even very well, but that not every     what bring him back to the hospital week
path a person takes will require that skill.    after week. The attraction is in knowing
That’s why he tries to put greater emphasis     that he brings a bit of happiness to some-
on creativity, something he’s found to be       one’s day, and that his presence makes a
always in demand – much like his own            difference.
talents, and his trademark Germarschnickles.      He points to a recent experience with a
   As a young artist, Wagner painted still      patient who has cancer.
lifes. His trademark drawings now begin           “She is a darling and sweet little girl,”
with something based in reality and then        he says, “and was going home without her
take flight with additions like dragon wings.   hair. I went to the Oncology Department
   The influence of the Germarschnickle has     that day and she was very weak, but when I
already spread beyond Children’s Hospital.      arrived she looked up at me and said, ‘Oh,
Though Wagner didn’t create it, there’s         Grandpa John, you’re here,’ and she smiled.
even a Germarschnickle page on Facebook.          “It made me feel wonderful.”
Flattered as he is, he has to laugh about the
kids who put it up, “They spelled it wrong,
so I can’t even tell you how to find it.”
                                                call(313)745-5326orvisit www.childrens-
   Wagner most often works in oncology,
but moves easily to wherever he’s needed,

                                                                               Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   19
                                  Klein, Slovis earn Distinguished Alumnus
                                  Award for commitment, contributions

                                                                                                                 By TOdd SCHUlz
                                                fficially, the Children’s Hospital   in 1978-79 and returned to the hospital in
                                                of Michigan Alumni Association       1983, working as Surgeon-in-Chief from
                                                presents its Distinguished           1997-2009.
                                                Alumnus Award to recognize             Slovis, a pediatric radiologist, joined the
                                  “long-term commitment and contribution             Children’s Hospital staff in 1975 and served
                                  in the areas of patient care, education,           as chief of the Department of Pediatric
                                  research and community service.”                   Imaging from 1987-2003. He is currently
                                      Formal descriptions aside, Michael D.          interim chief of the department.
                                  Klein, M.D., who recently received the               Both men were touched by the award,
                                  award along with colleague Thomas L.               which represents the admiration and respect
                                  Slovis, M.D., said the reasons for earning         of their long-time colleagues.
                                  the prize are likely pretty simple. “My              “I’m very appreciative of being recog-
                                  suspicion is that people just found me easy        nized,” Slovis said. “Knowing that what
                                  to talk with and willing to go out of my way       we’ve been doing here for all this time is
                                  to care for patients,” he said. “Unfortunately,    respected is pretty special. You have all the
                                  I suppose that can be somewhat rare today          people you’ve worked with for 35 years
                                  among surgeons.”                                   thinking you did something good and that
                                     Not at Children’s Hospital, which in            maybe you aren’t such an old grump.”
                                  May hosted its 53rd annual Clinic Days, a            “It’s especially nice to be honored by the
                                  prestigious, two-day medical conference            people I’ve worked with for the last 30
                                  that draws pediatric healthcare providers          years,” Klein said. “The fact they thought
                                  from around the country. The conference            I was worthy of this award is important
                                  is part of the hospital’s long-standing            because they have the best knowledge of
                                  commitment to medical education in part-           my work. It’s very hard to fool them. You’re
                                  nership with Wayne State University School         never a prophet in your own land.”
                                  of Medicine to teach future pediatricians            Klein, who has served in many roles dur-
                                  and specialists the art of healing children.       ing his career at Children’s Hospital, has
                                     In addition to discussing the latest advances   helped the hospital explore, understand and
                                  in children’s medicine, the Children’s Hospital    embrace new surgical techniques and tech-
                                  Alumni Association honors the Distinguished        nology such as extracorporeal life support in
                                  Alumnus winners at a special dinner ceremony.      the 1980s, minimally invasive laparoscopic
                                     The award goes to doctors who either            surgery in the mid-1990s and robotic sur-
                                  received pediatric medical or surgical             gery in the past decade.
                                  training at Children’s Hospital, or have             Along the way, Klein – now Director
                                  worked on the staff for at least 15 years.         of the Technology and Engineering
                                     Klein, a pediatric surgeon, served as           Applications to Medicine (TEAM) program
                                  chief surgical resident at Children’s Hospital     in the Department of Surgery at Wayne

20 About Children’s   Fall 2010
State University – has taught countless               Slovis edits Caffey’s Pediatric Diagnostic
co-workers and medical students how to              Imaging, a prestigious textbook, and is
use state-of-the-art technology to provide          editor of the International Journal of
the best possible care for patients.                Pediatric Radiology, which is headquartered
  “I’m arrogant enough to think I’m good            at Children’s Hospital. His work directly
at teaching,” Klein said with a chuckle.            touches thousands of radiology residents
“I feel I have a particular way of communi-         per year.
cating the important material in a short              “I’m teaching all the time in one way or
time and in a relevant way.”                        another,” said Slovis, who has also served on
                                                                              the hospital’s Board
                                                                              of Trustees for the
                                                                              past 12 years. “I’ve
                                                                              spent a lot of time
                                                                              teaching colleagues
                                                                              to use imaging tech-
                                                                              nology the right way.
                                                                              And I learn a whole
                                                                              lot every time I
                                                                              teach, it’s a two-way
                                                                                Both Klein and
                                                                              Slovis have witnessed
                                                                              wholesale techno-
                                                                              logical advances in
                                                                              their respective fields
                                                                              over the course of
                                                                              their careers. They’ve
                                                                              helped Children’s
                                                                              Hospital stay on
                                                                              the cutting edge for
                                                                                “We’re all learning
Thomas l. Slovis, M.d. and Michael d. Klein, M.d.
                                                                              things that are very
                                                                              different than what
  Slovis also has a heart for teaching.             we were trained to do,” Klein said. “We have
During his tenure, he’s enhanced the                to learn to do them before we can teach oth-
hospital’s abilities in ultrasound, brought in      ers. That takes extra time, because it’s always
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)                    much easier to just do it the old way. But
technology and helped bring the first PET           we have to demonstrate the benefits of new
(positron emission tomography) scanner              approaches with research and examples and
solely dedicated to children to the hospital.       convince others to change.”

                                                                                      Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   21
                                  Panera Bread and its customers make a
                                  big donation from spare change

                                                                                                                 By MArCy HAyeS
                                             he arts may be suffering in some     State University students as playwrights and
                                             quarters, but at the Children’s      puppet-makers.
                                             Hospital of Michigan, they’re           “The Healing Arts program is one where
                                             thriving and healing.                we feel our donation will go the furthest,”
                                           That broad brush of “arts” covers      says Lee Carmona, area director of the
                                       not only paintings, but also poetry,       Great Lakes Region for Panera Bread.
                                       puppetry and other forms of expres-        “We’re very pleased to be able to work
                                       sion, all designed to give patients a      with and help a great place like Children’s
                                       voice, an outlet and a focus on            Hospital.”
                                       something beyond the medical issues           Research has shown that integrating art
                                       that bring them to the hospital.           and design into healthcare facilities helps
                                           Grace Serra, art advisor to            reduce stress and improve both patient
                                       Children’s Hospital, points out that       outcomes and the overall quality of care.
                                       the benefits of the hospital’s Healing     Hoping to affect not only patients but
                                       Arts program extend beyond the             also their families and the hospital’s staff,
                                       therapeutic value to patients. There’s     Children’s Hospital joined the growing
                                       also the joy exhibited by visitors after   field of Arts in Healthcare in 2004.
                                       viewing a unique mural or collage             As an avid consumer of all art forms,
                                       created in house.                          advisor Serra says she’s constantly discover-
                                    The hospital’s generous donors helped         ing unique and interesting ways for patients
                                  create and continue to sustain the Healing      to express themselves.
                                  Arts program. One recent gift of more than         “Providing the children something
                                  $30,000 came from Panera Bread.                 meaningful to work on while they are
                                    In a campaign the company calls the           here,” she explains, “gives them a voice
                                  Community Breadbox, 48 Michigan Panera          and takes their minds off their illness.”
                                  Bakery-Cafés collected donations in coun-       And that, like a mural or a sincerely
                                  tertop boxes. Panera Bread matched contri-      crafted poem, is a beautiful thing.
                                  butions that may fund publishing books of
                                  poetry authored and illustrated by patients.
                                    The support may also bring a puppet
                                  theater to the hospital, in a program featur-
                                  ing patients as presenters and Wayne

22 About Children’s   Fall 2010
NorthPointe Capital helps fund beverages,
snacks for patients and their families

                                                                            By MArTi BenedeTTi
              he partners at NorthPointe            makes it convenient to get coffee or a bite
              Capital in Troy know through          to eat.”
              friends and family the good              Grabel says her best friend’s child who
              work the Children’s Hospital          had congestive heart failure was treated in
of Michigan does every day. “We have                2006 at Children’s Hospital. “Although Zac
employees who have had personal experi-             eventually passed away, the care Children’s
ences there,” says Mary Beth Grabel, director       Hospital extended to his parents and all
of operations at NorthPointe Capital.               their family and friends was incredible,”
    With that in mind, the institutional            Grabel wrote to the hospital. “This is not
money management firm wanted to donate              to mention all that you did for Zac. It was
to the hospital in a meaningful way. In             an extremely painful time for them, but                           Volunteer Betty
2008, it gave $5,000 to be used where the           they will never forget all the caring and                         Howard serves
hospital needed it most. Last fall, it gave         attention staff showed.”                                          complimentary
almost $3,000 to help pay beverages and                She says when visiting Children’s Hospital,                    coffee and
snacks for the families of patients.                she and others cannot help but be “affected                       snacks to roslyn
                                                                                                                      Perry thanks to
   Volunteers visit patient rooms twice a day       by how nice and helpful everyone there is.
                                                                                                                      the generosity
with a rolling cart, offering coffee, tea, juice,   It is inspiring.”                                                 of northPointe
water, bagels, muffins and fresh fruit to the                                                                         Capital.
parents staying with their children, often for
long periods of time.
   “The heartfelt donations we get from local
businesses are invaluable and highly appre-
ciated by patients and their families,” says
Shawn Levitt, vice president and chief oper-
ating officer at Children’s Hospital. “It’s the
little, feel-good amenities that these kinds of
donations support that help a worried par-
ent cope while they are trying to comfort a
sick or frightened child.”
   She adds that parents may be stressed and
anxious when they are in the hospital with
a sick child. “They often don’t want to leave
the room and risk missing an important
conversation with their child’s specialist,
so eating takes a back seat. The coffee cart

                                                                                    Children’s Hospital of Michigan   childrensdmc.org   23
                                        Then and Now

                                  Very “hip” dancers share talent and
                                  raise funds for Children’s Hospital

                         ASDFGHJKL:””?><MNBVCXZ¡?£¢                                                     By SHeilA M. edWArdS
                                       nnette Bergasse and her         son,         “First, we had to establish our credibility,
                                             Mark, hold a fundraising event      then trust, discipline and, finally, create the
                                             every five years to celebrate the   structure of a dance class which relies on a
                                              anniversary of their dance         strict progression from stretches to dancing,”
                                  studio, Annette & Company, in                  he recalled. The dance instructors overcame
                                  Farmington Hills, Michigan. This year’s        the obstacles and were rewarded by seeing
                                  30th Anniversary Gala was dedicated            their pupils inexperienced with a dance class
                                  to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan         setting uncover raw talent and experience the
                                  Project Challenge summer program,              joy of dance.
                                  raising over $18,400, more than twice             That was why, when it came to hold-
                                  the amount of previous years.                  ing this year’s Gala in April, Annette &
                                     What made the 30th Anniversary Gala         Company dancers, teachers and families
                                  so successful was the special connection the   were inspired to unexpected levels of
                                  dancers and their families had with the        generosity. Unlike their other fundraising
                                  recipients – kids with HIV – who are served    events, they were able to put a face on
                                  by Project Challenge.                          those they were helping. And, as Mark
                                    “We became involved and realized this was    described, “It was especially moving to
                                  an opportunity for us to reach out to a very   hear first-hand remarks from one of
                                  special population. We could give back in a    the patients who attended the Gala and
                                  unique, yet beneficial way,” explained Mark    expressed his feelings.”
                                  Bergasse, Master Teacher at Annette               Mark also credits the staff at Children’s
                                  & Company.                                     Hospital for their professionalism and making
                                    That was how, in the summer of 2009,         it easy to help the kids. Best of all, everyone
                                  Mark and a group of Annette & Company          involved, from Project Challenge as well as
                                  dance teachers began the process of teaching   Annette & Company, participated in an
                                  hip-hop to Project Challenge kids ranging in   unforgettable experience, one worthy of
                                  age from 5 to 16.                              a 30th Anniversary celebration.

24 About Children’s   Fall 2010
       STARS-kids puts Children’s Hospital at the
       center of shunt research

ASDFGHJKL:””?><MNBVCXZ¡?£¢                                                        By SHeilA M. edWArdS
             TARS-kids (Seeking Techniques
¡?£¢‹›??‡?·‚—?’?؈¨Á?‰´„ÍÎÏ?Ó                      to     proved deadly for Tim. That was when
                 Advance Research in Shunts) was          Dianne and her husband, Richard, found
                  formed about 15 years ago by a          out just how little was, and still is, known
                 couple of mothers with children          about shunts.
        who were diagnosed with hydrocephalus.               Since 1994, STARS-kids has raised
            Cerebral shunts are used to relieve the       more than $350,000 for shunt research at
        pressure caused by the build-up of fluid in       Children’s Hospital. Most recently, STARS-
        the brain. Fluid in the brain, or hydro-          kids hosted a successful sock-hop-themed
        cephalus, has many causes,                                  family-friendly event. Other
        including trauma, meningi-                                        fundraising events include
        tis, genetic defect or pre-                                            an annual September golf
        maturity. Usually,                                                       outing held at Devils
        a shunt consists of                                                         Ridge in Metamora
        a pump and a                                                                 and an October
        catheter, often                                                                walkathon at
        leading from                                                                   Kensington Metro
        the brain to the                                                                Park in Milford.
        stomach; but it                                                                   By linking
        can also be                                                                      individual
        located in the                                                                 contributors and
        heart or lungs.                                                               corporate donors
        While a shunt is                                                            with research-
        a life-saver, it is associ-                                               ers through grants,
        ated with many types of                                                 STARS-kids endeavors
        complications, which can                                            to improve shunt technology
        lead to frequent                            Tim Kean           and the understanding of
        surgeries and heavy use of medication.            hydrocephalus management and treatment.
           Tim Kean is 29 years old and is the son of        In addition to providing STARS-kids
        STARS-kids President, Dianne Kean. Tim            with a monthly meeting place, Children’s
        was born with hydrocephalus and received a        Hospital is credited with a world-class
        shunt at birth. He lived a normal life until      pediatric neurosurgery team. “Tim, who still
        he was 16, when, as he was caddying at his        suffers debilitating headaches, loves to cook
        summer job, he experienced an excruciating        and garden,” says Kean, “and he considers
        headache and vomiting. His doctors deter-         himself a big brother to all of the kids with
        mined that his shunt had burst, affected by       shunts treated at Children’s.”
        his elevated testosterone levels which are
        common for many teens, but could have
                                                          pleasevisit www.stars-kids.org/index.html.

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                                  Twilight Benefit Foundation makes
                                  a difference for children

                         ASDFGHJKL:””?><MNBVCXZ¡?£¢                                                       By SHeilA M. edWArdS
                                        ancer touches everyone,”
                         ¡?£¢‹›??‡?·‚—?’?؈¨Á?‰´„ÍÎÏ?Ó                  begins   know someone who has fought cancer and
                                             Stacy Frase as she starts to        it makes an impact in all of our lives.”
                                             explain what drove her, her             After Pople’s 2-year old nephew,
                                             husband, Saylor, and their          Charlie Porter, was diagnosed with Acute
                                  friend Keith Pople to form the Twilight        Myeloid Leukemia (AML), the Frases’
                                  Benefit Foundation in 2006. “We all            were determined to help. “The Twilight
                                                                                 Benefit Foundation gives us a way to give
                                                                                 back to the community and to our fellow
                                                                                 man,” says Stacy.
                                                                                    According to Stacy, the name, Twilight,
                                                                                 refers to the time when the sun goes down
                                                                                 or a silver lining, the dawning of a new
                                                                                 beginning, not to the current film trend.
                                                                                 The foundation is focused on funding
                                                                                 efforts to eliminate catastrophic disease
                                                                                 and finding a cure for cancer, especially
                                                                                 in children.
                                                                                    The ten-member board of volunteers
                                                                                 organizes a variety of fundraising events,
                                                                                 including golf outings, wine tastings in
                                                                                 private homes, marathons and bowling
                                                                                 events that the entire family can participate
                                                                                 in. They gather support from businesses
                                                                                 and personal connections, with major
                                                                                 patronage coming from Nuspire Networks,
                                                                                 Saylor Frase’s network computer security
                                                                                    The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has
                                                                                 been the beneficiary of their philanthropic
                                                                                 efforts, receiving thousands of dollars in
                                                                                 funding for special needs as a result of many
                                                                                 successful fundraisers.
                                                                                    One outstanding event that benefitted
                                                                                 Children’s Hospital was the June 2010, gala
                                                                                 aboard the Ovation Yacht which provided
                                                                                 guests with spectacular views of the city and
                                                                                 a venue for a memorable evening. As the

26 About Children’s   Fall 2010
3-deck yacht cruised the Detroit River,           steroids. In response, the Twilight Benefit
guests were treated to an open bar, a             Foundation established a fund in support
delicious strolling dinner, raffles, a silent     of cancer research.
auction and dancing to Keith Pople’s band,          Once $50,000 has been raised, the
Huckleberry Groove, interspersed with             foundation will award a grant to one
presentations honoring community leaders          research scientist for up to two years.
from all over Michigan.                           The purpose of the Charlie Porter Research
   The honorees included Detroit City             Grant is to support research relating to
Council President Charles Pugh, leukemia          the etiology, treatment and cure of AML
survivor Ryan LaFontaine of LaFontaine            in children. This grant represents one
Automotive Group for having the first green       important piece of the puzzle toward
auto dealership and Richard Bernstein of          understanding leukemia and allied cancers.
the Bernstein and Bernstein Law firm for            The foundation is inviting proposals for
his work in support of the visually impaired.     innovative new research projects. Any
Next year’s gala, to be held on the Ovation       doctor at the Ph.D., D.O. or M.D. level
September 17, 2011, will once again benefit       who is involved in innovative research
the hospital and will also present the Twilight   toward finding the causes and cure for
Civic Service Awards in honor of community        AML in children may apply. After review,
leaders who are making a difference.              a distinguished Medical Advisory Board
   This year’s golf outing also provided          will recommend the most promising
funding for projects at Children’s Hospital       projects to the Twilight Benefit Foundation
and included a bone marrow registry,              Board of Directors, who will select the
encouraging golfers to provide their DNA          recipient of the Charlie Porter Research
for the registry and the potential to be a bone   Grant.
marrow donor. Bone marrow transplantation           The Twilight Benefit Foundation considers
is commonly used in treating leukemia and         Children’s Hospital an important partner in
is critical to the recovery of cancer patients    the fight to eliminate pediatric cancer.
who are exposed to high levels of chemo-            “We plan to continue supporting
therapy, which destroys the body’s ability        Children’s in a variety of ways, based on
to restore its own blood cells.                   the amount of funds we are able to raise.
   In 2007, after a seven-month battle,           We strive with uncompromising passion
three-year old Charlie Porter lost his fight      to make a difference and to leave this
with AML. He had been in remission for            world better than we found it,” says Stacy.
six months, but even after receiving a bone
marrow transplant from an anonymous
matched donor, he developed graft-versus
host disease which did not respond to

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                                                  DEtroit rED WingS                                       2010-2011 HoME gAMES

                                              oCt      8       Ducks          7:00 p.m.        JAn         2    Flyers                 5:00 p.m.
                                                      12       Avalanche      7:30 p.m.                   15    Blue Jackets           7:00 p.m.
                                                      21       Flames         7:00 p.m.                   22    Blackhawks             2:00 p.m.
                                                      23       Ducks          7:00 p.m.                   26    Devils                 7:00 p.m.
                                                      28       Coyotes        7:00 p.m.
                                                      30       Predators      7:00 p.m.        FEB         4    Blue Jackets           7:00 p.m.
Purchase a wish from the Red Wings Wish                                                                    7    Rangers                7:30 p.m.
                                              noV      8       Coyotes        7:30 p.m.                    9    Predators              7:00 p.m.
Club and surprise a loved one with a                  11       Oilers         7:00 p.m.                   13    Bruins                 5:00 p.m.
birthday, anniversary, marriage proposal or           13       Avalanche      7:00 p.m.                   22    Sharks                 7:00 p.m.
special message on the Joe Louis Arena                17       Blues          7:00 p.m.                   24    Stars                  7:00 p.m.
scoreboard during a Red Wings or college              19       Wild           7:00 p.m.
hockey game. Wishes range from $50 to                 21       Flames         5:00 p.m.        MAr         9    Kings                  7:00 p.m.
                                                      28       Blue Jackets   5:00 p.m.                   11    Oilers                 7:00 p.m.
$250. All proceeds benefit the Children’s                                                                 16    Capitals               7:30 p.m.
Hospital of Michigan Foundation.              DEC      6       Sharks         7:30 p.m.                   21    Penguins               7:30 p.m.
                                                       8       Predators      7:00 p.m.                   23    Canucks                7:00 p.m.
Wishes must be received by noon at least              10       Canadiens      7:00 p.m.                   26    Maple Leafs            7:00 p.m.
three days prior to game time. Wishes are             13       Kings          7:30 p.m.                   28    Blackhawks             7:30 p.m.
limited to 25 per game including one live             15       Blues          7:00 p.m.                   30    Blues                  7:00 p.m.
marriage proposal.                                    19       Stars          5:00 p.m.
                                                      22       Canucks        7:00 p.m.        APr         3    Wild                   5:00 p.m.
    to reserve your wish, please                      31       Islanders      7:00 p.m.                    8    Blackhawks             7:00 p.m.
    contact the red Wings Wish Club
                                                                              All times are Eastern Standard Time.
    at (313) 745-5024.                                                            http://redwings.nhl.com/

               One of the Best                   Top 7% Nationally                 Among the Best 25                           Top Work Place in
              Children’s Hospitals             in Nursing Excellence               Children’s Hospitals                        Southeast Michigan

                                hildren’s Hospital of Michigan meets the highest national standards set for medical and
                                nursing staff, hospital personnel and patient care. Our young patients and their families
                                are assured the finest medical care and the highest quality of hospital services.
                                  The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a member of the Detroit Medical Center, the
                      academic health system for Wayne State University, and is affiliated with Wayne State University’s
                                                                   School of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College
                                                                   of Pharmacy and Allied Health.
                                                                      The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is accred-
                                                                   ited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
                                                                   Healthcare Organizations and by the Commission
                                                                   on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
                                                                   Children’s is accredited by the American College
                                                                   of Surgeons as a Level 1 trauma center and as a
                                                                   regional poison control center by the American
                                                                   Association of Poison Control Centers.
                                                                      The hospital is certified by the Health Care
                                                                   Finance Administration (Clinical Laboratory
                                                                   Improvement Act) and licensed by the Michigan
                                                    Isaiah, 3      Department of Community Health.
28 About Children’s    Fall 2010
Executive Staff                                                                     Board of trustees
Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.              Steven D. Ham, D.O.                       *John D. Baker, M.D.
  President                                 Chief of Neurosurgery                      Chairperson
Shawn Levitt, R.N., M.S.A.                Michael S. Haupert, D.O., M.B.A.          *Joanne B. Faycurry
  Vice President/Chief Operating            Chief of Pediatric                         Vice Chairperson
  Officer                                   Otolaryngology                          *Gloria W. Robinson
Joseph T. Scallen                                                                      Vice Chairperson
                                          Joseph M. Hildebrand, D.D.S.
  Vice President, Finance                   Chief of Oral and                       *Alan Woodliff, Ph.D.
                                            Maxillofacial Surgery                      Vice Chairperson
Charles J. Barone II, M.D.
  Vice President, Medical Affairs                                                   *Nick Khouri
                                          Richard A. Humes, M.D.                       Treasurer
Jan Cottrell, R.N., M.S.N.                  Chief of Cardiology
                                                                                    *Joseph T. Scallen
  Associate Vice President                Yegappan Lakshmanan, M.D.                    Assistant Treasurer
  Patient Care Services                     Chief of Urology                        *Luanne Ewald, F.A.C.H.E.
Luanne M. Ewald, F.A.C.H.E.               Joseph L. Lelli, Jr., M.D.                   Secretary
  Vice President, Business                  Chief of Pediatric Surgery              *Mary Lu Angelilli, M.D.
  Development and
                                          Mary Lieh-Lai, M.D.                        Tony Antone
  Strategic Planning
                                            Co-Chief of Critical Care Medicine      *Elaine Baker
Rhonda Foster, Ed.D., M.P.H., M.S. R.N.
                                          Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.                    *Frank Couzens, Jr.
  Vice President
                                            Co-Chief of Hematology                  *Douglas M. Etkin
  Patient Care Services
                                            and Oncology                             Cynthia N. Ford
Linda M. Jordan, B.S., R.N., M.H.C.M.
                                          Prashant Mahajan, M.D.                    *Matthew Friedman
  Vice President
  Ambulatory Services                       Chief of Emergency Medicine             *Erica Ward Gerson
Lori R. Mouton                            Tej K. Mattoo, M.D.
                                            Chief of Nephrology
                                                                                     John Ginopolis
                                                                                    *Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.
                                                                                                                         Alexis, 9
  Vice President, Marketing,
  Communications and                      Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, M.D.             Patricia Heftler
  Community Relations                       Co-Chief of Hematology                   Reverend Nicholas Hood, III
                                                                                                                                 Alan W. Frank
Tarry L. Paylor                             and Oncology                            *Joseph G. Horonzy
                                                                                                                                 Rosanne Gjostein
  Vice President                          John D. Roarty, M.D.                       Arthur B. Hudson
  Human Resources                                                                                                                James Grosfeld
                                            Chief of Ophthalmology                   Gilbert Hudson
                                                                                                                                *William R. Halling
Medical Staff Chiefs                      David R. Rosenberg, M.D.                   Jane Iacobelli
                                                                                                                                 Leslie Helppie
Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.                Chief of Psychiatry and                  Anne-Maré Ice, M.D.
                                            Behavioral Neurosciences                                                             Dorthie Hertzler
  President                                                                          Josephine Kessler
                                                                                                                                 Jack H. Hertzler, M.D.
Bonita Stanton, M.D.                      Arlene A. Rozzelle, M.D.                   Linda Kowalski Jacob
                                                                                                                                 John G. Levy
  Pediatrician-In-Chief                     Chief of Plastic and                     Edward C. Levy, Jr.
                                            Reconstructive Surgery                                                              *William P. MacKinnon
Richard A.K. Reynolds, M.D.                                                          Carol Marantette
                                                                                                                                *Jane Buell Mills
  Surgeon-In-Chief                        Ashok P. Sarnaik, M.D.                     Florine Mark
                                            Co-Chief of Critical Care                                                            Joseph C. Murphy
  Chief of Orthopaedics                                                              Alyssa Martina
                                            Medicine                                                                             Joseph G. Nuyen, Jr.
Mary Lu Angelilli, M.D.                                                             *David K. Page
                                                                                                                                 Linda O’Brien
  Chief of Staff                          Elizabeth Secord, M.D.                     Jessica S. Pellegrino
                                            Division Chief, Allergy                                                              Michael C. Porter
Ibrahim F. Abdulhamid, M.D.                                                         *Richard A. K. Reynolds, M.D.
                                            and Immunology                                                                       Thomas M. Rozek
  Chief of Pulmonary Medicine                                                        Bruce H. Rosen
                                          Seetha Shankaran, M.D.                                                                 Thomas L. Schoenith
Gyula Acsadi, M.D.                                                                   Derek J. Sarafa
                                            Chief of Neonatal and                                                               *Ruth Townsend
  Vice-Chief of Neurology                                                            Ashok P. Sarnaik, M.D.
                                            Perinatal Medicine                                                                   Katie Valenti
Matthew Adams, M.D.                                                                  Aaron H. Sherbin
                                          Thomas L. Slovis, M.D.                                                                 Joan B. Warren
  Division Chief, Rheumatology                                                      *Thomas L. Slovis, M.D.
                                            Interim Chief of Pediatric                                                             * Honorary Board of Trustee Member
Basim I. Asmar, M.D.                                                                *Bonita Stanton, M.D.
  Chief of Infectious Diseases                                                       Lyle Wolberg
                                          James P. Stenger, D.D.S.
Allison Ball, M.D.                                                                   George A. Wrigley
                                            Chief of Dentistry                                                                   Macomb County Advisory Board
  Interim Chief of Hospitalist                                                        * Executive Committee                      John D. Baker, M.D.
  Division                                David Stockton, M.D.
                                             Chief of Genetic and Metabolic                                                      Dana Camphous-Peterson
Diane Chugani, Ph.D.                         Disorders                              Ambassadors Council                          Mark Deldin
  Chief of Pharmacology and                                                          Eduardo Arciniegas, M.D.
                                          Srinivasan Suresh, M.D., M.B.A                                                         Luanne M. Ewald, F.A.C.H.E.
  Toxicology                                                                        *Maurice J. Beznos
                                            Chief Medical Information                                                            Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.
Harry T. Chugani, M.D.                      Officer                                  Robert H. Bluestein                         Sheriff Mark Hackel
  Chief of Neurology                                                                 Alexa I. Canady, M.D.
                                          Henry L. Walters III, M.D.                                                             Earl Stilson
Edward R. Dabrowski, M.D.                   Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery         *Margot Coville                              The Honorable David F. Viviano
  Chief of Physical Medicine and                                                     Julie Fisher Cummings
  Rehabilitation                          Maria M. Zestos, M.D.                                                                  The Honorable Tracey A. Yokich
                                            Chief of Anesthesiology                  Nancy N. Delaney
Chandra Edwin, M.D.                                                                 *Margaret Fisher
  Interim Chief of Endocrinology
Mohammad F. El-Baba, M.D.
  Chief of Gastroenterology
Howard S. Fischer, M.D.                    Children’s Hospital             Cynthia N. Ford                John Ginopolis                  Anita Masters Penta
  Co-Chief of Ambulatory
                                           of Michigan Foundation            Chairperson                  Brian Hermelin                  Lewis J. Nedelcoff
  Pediatrics and Adolescent
                                           Board of trustees               Jonathon Aaron                 Jack Krasula                    Dick Purtan
Yvonne Friday, M.D.                                                        Maurice J. Beznos              Steven R. Lefkofsky             Patricia Rodzik
  Co-Chief of Ambulatory                                                   James F. Carr, Jr.             Edward C. Levy, Jr.             Jatinder-Bir Sandhu
  Pediatrics and Adolescent                                                Larry Fleischmann, M.D.        Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.          William M. Wetsman
                                                                           Maxine Frankel                 Rita Margherio

                                                                                 Contact Information:
                                                                                 Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
                                                                                 3911 Beaubien St. Detroit, MI 48201-9932 (313) 964-6994

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  The following events hosted by
 Festival of Trees provide financial
     support for the Evergreen
  Endowment Fund which funds
  pediatric research through the
 Children’s Hospital of Michigan
           October 24
        American girl tea
               Dearborn Inn

             november 20
            Preview Party
          Ford Community
       & Performing Arts Center

          november 21 – 28
          Festival of trees
          Ford Community
       & Performing Arts Center
 (Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 25)

  For more information, contact
 Festival of Trees at www.fot.org
        or (248) 336-2331.
                                                                 Below is a partial list of upcoming fundraising events benefiting the Children’s Hospital
                                                                     of Michigan Foundation. For additional details please contact the person listed.

                                 CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN FOUNDATION

                                                 calendar of events
            noVEMBEr 5                                          DECEMBEr 10
            Toast for Tykes                          Operation Give Foundation Birthday Bash
      Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit                        Atheneum Suite Hotel, Detroit
                  Ajay Chawla                                         Chantele Telegadas
                (248) 408-7326                              (313) 570-6172 chanvert@hotmail.com

           DECEMBEr 9                                               JAnuAry 14
Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association                            NAIAS Charity Preview
       (MMLA) Holiday Raffle                                      Cobo Center, Detroit
 Amnesia - Motor City Casino, Detroit                                   DADA Office
                Alice Whited                               (888) 838-7500 www.charitypreview.com
   (734) 558-5646 alice_whited@mglc.com

 If you would like information on hosting an event in support of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
                         please call (313) 964-6994 or visit www.chmkidsfoundation.org.
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