Cancer Center News
- Patients from NCH's Division of Hematology-Oncology Cancer Center and their families visited Santa’s Enchanted Forest free of charge in December, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dr. Enrique Escalon and Dr. Ziad Khatib shared this wonderful experience with their patients. Ambrosio Hernandez, Telemundo 51 anchor, and Guillermo Benitez, Univision 23 anchor, greeted and interviewed families about their experience at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital. The fun and excitement was captured by their television cameras and the aired on the news.
The annual summer camp is a dream come true for children with cancer and their families.Participants enjoy typical summer activities while under the care of their Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, doctors and nurses , who serve as the camp counselors. The week-long sleep-away camp, which takes place at Miami-Dade County's A.D. Barnes Park, is free and open to all NCH cancer patients. Activities include arts and crafts, sports and a variety of field trips, such as bowling, movies, a bayside cruise, a pool party, a two -day trip to Disney World and the extraordinary experience of swimming with dolphins. The camp, which was esta blished in 1991, is sponso red by the United Orde r True Sisters, Miami #43.