May 20, 2006
Amy Jo Osborn
Round four of the Trenton Forging QualityFormed Solutions race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course begins May 19, 2005, but, drivers Stu Hayner, Jim Osborn and Seth Thomas find time in their busy schedule to stop and visit patients at the Columbus Children’s Hospital. The drivers visited with children and their families who were treated in the hospital’s burn, orthopedic and rehabilitation units. Heather Canty a child-life specialist, stated, “It’s nice to have people visit the hospital who understand what our patients are going through and are comfortable dealing with the children. The staff looks forward to their visit every year.”
Trenton Forging and Chili Pepper Racing are hosting several patients are their families from the Columbus Children’s Hospital for a fun filled weekend at the track. The children will soon be able to watch newest friends of the SPEED World Challenge: Stu Hayner, driver of the No. 5 Trenton Forging/GMAC Pontiac GTO; Jim Osborn, driver of the T.C. Thompson Childrren’s Hospital/Remoter Area Medical BMW 325ci; and Seth Thomas driver of the No. 38 Bimmerworld/Thomas Lumber BMW 325ci.
*\The Children's Hospital of Columbus Child Life Program is a staff filled with certified professionals who are prepared at the bachelors and masters levels in child life, child delopment and other related fields. At Children?s Hospital, these specialists have a blende role coordinating both Child Life and Volunteer Programs. The blended role enables the coordinators to provide a broader scope of support for children and families.
*\The Lighthouse Family Retreat is a seaside family retreat established in December 1999 to serve families caring for children with cancer. Melinda Mayton?s, founder of Lighthouse Family Retreat, purpose is to provide a place of hope and renewal to families facing fear and challenges most of us will never experience. The retreat is a way to allow the children and family to escape for a week of fun and rejuvenation. The program is designed to reconnect families, strengthen parents, bring laughter to children, and find hope in God. The vision of Lighthouse Family Retreat is to host 12 to 18 retreats
*\T.C. Thompson Children?s Hospital is part of the Erlanger Health system and is a level-one trauma center. Located in the Tennessee Valley of Chattanooga, TN. T.C. Thompson does not only serve the Tennessee area but also those living in North Alabama, East Tennessee, North Georgia and Western North Carolina. The hospital serves as a teaching facility for the University of Tennessee School of Medicine. /*
*/Remote Area Medical is a non-profit, volunteer, airborne relief corps dedicated to serving mankind by providing free health care, eye care, veterinary services and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the World. The need to get medical care to people in inaccessible regions was one which founder Stan Brock knew all too well while living 15 years with the Wapishana Indians in the Amazon rain forest. His deep desire to find a way to take health care to people who had none was the seed of R.A.M.
Since 1985, R.A.M. and 21,688 volunteers have provided free health care to 245,255 patients, 59,859 animals. In those 20 years, they have provided over $20 million in health care.*/