DiGeorge Syndrome: Deb's Story

In January 2000, we were expecting our 6th grandchild. Camery was born at the University Hospital in Seattle where she immediately was put on life support until she was stable enough to move to Children’s Hospital for her first open heart surgery at 4 weeks old. We found out that Camery has DiGeorge, which can Read more about DiGeorge Syndrome: Deb's Story[…]

Biking for a Cause

Inspiration comes in many shapes, colors…and actions. Three years ago, Ed Reinhart was inspired by the kids and families at Children’s Village and decided he wanted to do something to support the expansion capital campaign. “I wanted to do something that would be a great personal challenge and at the same time raise some real Read more about Biking for a Cause[…]

Tracie Hoppis

Parent to Parent Coordinator, Tracie Hoppis, understands the anxiety, worry and exhaustion families can feel from raising a child with special needs. And it’s not just because she’s been the coordinator of Children’s Village Parent to Parent program, a peer support system for parents and siblings, for the last 12 years. Tracie empathizes with every Read more about Tracie Hoppis[…]

effects of diet soft drinks on your health

Is There a Cancer Risk Lurking in my Diet Drink? Carli Hill RD, CSO, CD How many of you have heard that you shouldn’t drink “diet” beverages because the sweetener in them causes cancer? Then, have you ever wondered if it was true? Well, hopefully the next few paragraphs will answer some of your questions. Read more about effects of diet soft drinks on your health[…]

Chronic Illness Management

July 21 – August 25, 2011 North Star Lodge Community Room 2-4:30 My Health, My Life, is designed to help individuals who suffer from chronic illness related to cancer, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, depression, obesity, heart disease, or chronic pain learn simple techniques on how to live a healthy life by managing their symptoms. Caregivers and Read more about Chronic Illness Management[…]

Yakima Golf Tournaments

River Ridge Cancer Challenge Golf is in the air!  And for forty-eight hours you can get your fill at the River Ridge Golf Course for some seriously hard core golf with a tropical flair.  Tiki torches honoring cancer patients will light the pathways while construction grade lights will illuminate the course.  Players can enjoy one Read more about Yakima Golf Tournaments[…]

Philanthropy For Children

The Memorial Foundation seeks to improve the health of the community by educating, inspiring and mobilizing philanthropy. I came to Yakima 25 years ago and I wanted more than anything in the world to be apart of a foundation that built the community up. I worked with Memorial Hospital to get the Memorial Foundation started Read more about Philanthropy For Children[…]

Living with Autism

Two years ago when Michelle Ward called Children’s Village on the encouragement of a school counselor at her son’s school, she had no idea what journey she, her husband or her son Thad were about to embark on. “I remember feeling really alone,” Michelle said. “It was just so hard.” After meeting with Developmental Pediatrician Read more about Living with Autism[…]