2017 Red Balloon Event

Easton Robbins
Easton Robbins

Women's Auxiliary - Legacy Chapter

The big event is here!  I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow- please come by our Women's Auxiliary- Legacy Chapter tent to meet Easton Robbins and Doug Donley.  We will be giving out red balloon cookies, sports drinks and balloons.  Pick up a free copy of Good Life Family magazine and make a "Change for Children's" box.  See what the auxiliary does for Children's Health and meet some of our wonderful volunteers.  Stop by and see the tent of our biggest supporter- Nebraska Furniture Mart! 

 

Join in our $10 challenge!  Donate $10 to our team and see what a difference we can make by working together to support the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.  If we have 100 people donate just $10 we could easily make our goal and maybe go over!  

 

Meet Easton Robbins

 Ruth Ann and Doug Robbins sat in the stands like they had before on many other weekends, eagerly watching and cheering on their 15-year-old son Easton as he played on the football field.  Easton, a dynamic athlete, played on both sides of the ball, a receiver and safety.  While on offense, a tackle from an opposing player pulled Easton’s leg the wrong way.  In an instant, he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and bruised his medial meniscus. 

This was the beginning of a six- month journey to recovery and the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine would be alongside Easton helping him every step of the way.  Mrs. Robbins said Easton missed football, but was more worried that the injury would keep him from his real passion…baseball. 

With the help of staff and services offered at the Children’s Health Andrews Institute, Easton is back on the field -- the baseball field, that is. 

“He is 100 percent, if not stronger,” Mrs. Robbins said, “Rehabilitation was pretty intense, but the staff never let up.  There was serious intent for recovery, to get back on the field as soon as possible with complete healing, but not without being ready.” 

The Robbins said they feel lucky that they live in a community with such specialized care in their own backyard.  As seen through Easton’s journey, Children’s Health continues to fulfill its mission to make life better for children.

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Thank you to Nebraska Furniture Mart for sponsoring our Women's Auxiliary- Legacy Chapter Team with a $7500 donation!

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Thank you to Athleta at Stonebriar Mall for letting us set up a donation table in their store March 12!  We raised $274 toward our goal!

 

Our team would like to thank Good Life Family Magazine for their in-kind donations of $2500.  Please pick up a free copy of the magazine at locations around the Metroplex to enjoy their articles on family life.  

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Save the Date for Red Balloon Run and Ride April 22, 2017

This year the Women's Auxiliary to Children's Medical Center Plano, Legacy Chapter, is joining together to raise money for the new Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.  More than 2.6 million children are treated each year for sports-related injuries.  As the only pediatric orthopaedic institute of its kind in Texas,  the Children's Health Andrews Institute aims to greatly reduce the number of children being sidelined from injuries.  Dr. Andrews has a passion for not only getting young athletes back in the game but also giving them the right knowledge and skills to prevent injuries.  Highlights of the program include:

  • advanced diagnosis
  • specialized experienced physicians
  • multi-disciplinary approach
  • patient and family education
  • specialized programs including a concussion program, congenital and hereditary disorder, dance medicine, pediatric trauma, and sports medicine. 

We can make a difference by raising much needed funds to support cutting edge research to improve lives. 

 

Please help by joining our team, donating to our focus  and telling your friends. * All donations go to the hospital while the registration fees go to race logistics.

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