Omaha’s KAT 103's held their annual radiothon Thursday to raise money for Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Morning hosts Steve Lundy and Gina Melton broadcasted live from the hospital for 12 hours to help raise money for programs, services and equipment at the hospital. Last year's radiothon raised $300,000.
Children's Hospital has been recognized for its programs that provide care for the entire family. Brittney Dailey’s infant daughter Kennedy had a tumor the size of a silver dollar growing on her leg, a rare disease called hemangioma, and has spent all three months of her life in the hospital. The family is from North Platte and was told to get treatment in Omaha right away. Kennedy has undergone chemotherapy, blood transfusions and steroid treatment.
In addition to providing her infant complete care, Brittney said the nurses also made her older daughter Georgia feel right at home.
"You come to a hospital expecting the doctors to find the problem and make you better and the nurses to be there for you, but you don't expect to find your 6-year-old playing catch in the hall with one of the nurses just to make her day better. And they do."
Brittney came to tears describing how grateful she was to Children's for saving her daughter's life.
“What Children's is giving me for her is priceless. There is no amount of money in the world for saving her and for allowing us to be together as a family. It's more than I could ever ask for."
Brittney and her two daughters live at the Rainbow House as Kennedy continues to get treatment. Rainbow House is a free home away from home provided by the hospital for families who live 60 miles or more away.
Call KAT 103.7 at 402-955-7100 or 1-888-473-6900 to make a donation or click here.
The radiothon goes until 6 p.m. Thursday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.