Kosair Charities' mission is to protect the health and well-being of children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana by providing financial support for clinical services, research, pediatric healthcare education and child advocacy. Lexi's Story At just seven weeks old, Lexi was diagnosed with infantile botulism, an illness that can occur when an infant ingests bacteria that produce a toxin inside the body. Not only is it rare (fewer than 100 cases occur in the United States each year), it is frightening because it causes severe muscle weakness and breathing problems. After spending eight long weeks in an incubator, Lexi’s parents, Andrea and Casey, were finally able to take their baby home. Unfortunately, they also took home an astronomical hospital bill. Kosair Charities stepped in and took care of Lexi’s medical bills. They also followed up with the family to make sure they had everything they needed by reaching out to therapists who worked with Lexi on speech, occupational and physical therapy for several months. Today, Lexi is just like any other little girl. She loves animals, reading and being a Girl Scout. She’s full of life and at the ripe old age of 7, she’s a wonderful big sister to siblings Silas, Layla-Cate and Sully."Happier, healthier lives..." Since 1923, people just like you have helped countless kids lead happier, healthier lives by supporting Kosair Charities. When you give to Kosair Charities, you impact the lives of Kosair Kids® in big and small ways, including: --Assisting families with medical bills for their children that they otherwise would not be able to afford. --Investing in research and promising medical treatment for childhood illnesses. --Funding a network of children’s agencies, that together, ensure kids in our area have access to the very best medical treatment and community-based programs when they are in need. Through your generosity, we are able to serve our Kosair Kids® and their familes through grants to these agencies and many more: --Boys and Girls Haven --CASA, River Region, Bullitt County & Heartland --Heuser Hearing and Language Academy --Home of the Innocents --Special Olympics Kentucky --Uspiritus --Visually Impaired Preschool Services With your help, Kosair Charites provided direct assistance with medical bills and equipment for children in 29 Kentucky counties and 10 counties in Southern Indiana last year. For more information about our Kosair Kids, visit www.kosair.org.
CONTACT US Kosair Charities 982 Eastern Parkway P.O. Box 37370 Louisville, KY 40233-7370 Phone: 502.637.7696, 1.888.454.3752