October 2, 2013
Dear NCH Friend,
Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez, a Nicklaus Children's Health
System board member and community philanthropist, is walking more than 500
miles in support of our hospital and its programs. The trek is a humbling and
challenging one. If you ask why he is doing this, it’s all about the kids.
If you are so fortunate as to have healthy kids, you can
be secure in the knowledge that world-class care is right here in your
backyard. In the event you have had the challenge of caring for a child with a
serious illness, then most likely NCH has been a part of your journey. In the
case of Mike, his own granddaughter received care here for congenital heart
disease. This wonderful little girl is doing well today. Mike’s commitment is
all about furthering the work of our great hospital to make a better world for
Amazingly enough, if you look at the website created to
raise funds for this walk www.mchf.org/walkingtogether
you will find videos made by folks who support this great endeavor,
though they do not live here in South Florida. That’s a true testament to Mike
and his role in the community. Please visit the Facebook page or the Instagram
page or ask your kids to take you there. They will figure it out fast. Tell
them to look up WALKING FOR THE CHILDREN and Mike Fernandez.
If we can support Mike and ask all our friends and
grateful patients to do the same, we can raise three, four or even ten times
our original goal of $1 million. Mike told me that figure was only a
start! His friends and family have jumped in with both feet. We hope you
can do the same.
Please become an active participant and help us reach our
goal. There is no such thing as too small an amount because in the end it all adds
up for the children.
God bless you all and best wishes,
Narendra Kini, “Chief
President and CEO
Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital