Healthy Kids - Winter 2023


To a Year Filled with Possibilities hope this issue finds you looking forward to a bright new year, surrounded by friends and family. As I reflect on 2022, I am grateful for the trust our community puts in Rady Children’s Hospital to care for kids in our community and beyond. Did you know that the team at Rady Children’s cared for more than 300,000 children in 2022? Each interaction with a child and their family is an opportunity for us to make a difference—to give hope, light and the gift of a healthier future. Inside this issue of Healthy Kids, we’ll explore bicycle safety tips, an initiative to make our schools safer through cardiac arrest preparedness, raising kind kids and how we’re fighting long COVID-19. We also honor a shining star in genomics research and share an awe-inspiring story of true courage from a young patient named Ella and her incredible care team at Rady Children’s. As always, you are the driving force behind everything we do at Rady Children’s. You, our incredible supporters, are a big reason why the holiday season was made brighter and merrier for kids who had to spend the holidays in the Hospital. From our Light the Way fundraising campaign to the annual Toy Drive, Ice Rink and Giveathon, our partnership with you continues to illuminate new possibilities. Thank you for your tireless support. As we head into 2023, we have so many reasons to feel optimistic and inspired. I am looking forward to a year filled with possibilities. Here’s to hope and healing in the new year. I

@radychildrens Teens rock at Rady

Children’s! The Hospital has a special weekly program for teens with type 1 diabetes that provides education, intervention and support.

@teamrady Canine therapy volunteer Lucy shows her support for the home team while she brings joy and smiles to patients and staff at Rady Children’s.

STEPHEN JENNINGS Chief External Affairs Officer and Senior Vice President Rady Children’s Executive Director Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation

@radychildrensicerink It doesn’t get much cooler than this! The skate heroes at Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station help new skaters learn the ropes. The ice rink is open through January 8.


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