Stepping up to raise money for sick children at Augusta hospital

By: STAFF Email
By: STAFF Email
Breathing tests with Respiratory Therapy team

Respiratory Therapy nurses working on breathing tests in Augusta

News 12 First at Five/ Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013

AUGUSTA (WRDW) -- When something traumatic happens to your child, you want to make sure they are in the best hands. Fortunately, we have some of the best right here in Augusta.

The Respiratory Therapy group at the Children's Hospital of Georgia takes care of children suffering from diseases affecting the lungs. This ranges from sick and chronically ill children who might suffer from cystic fibrosis, asthma, premature babies and traumatic accidents.

Within the hospital they have 35 pediatric respiratory therapists working to help keep our children healthy. Lead therapist Kelli Mock says while she sees a lot of hardship and sadness in her job, she also sees a lot of happiness making it all worth it.

"Everyone should always keep their hope," she said. "Most people here love what we do and love these kids, and we're going to do the best for them always."

In order to keep the success stories coming, the Respiratory Therapy group has to use a lot of expensive equipment. So Mock says they see first hand where donations to the hospital go.

That's why the Respiratory Therapy employees have started their own team for the "Race to 50k" promotion. Mock says they want to help get the children the best equipment possible with the help from your donations.

Click here to take part in the Respiratory Team's campaign to raise $5,000.

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