WVU Medicine Children’s Mediathon Raises $1.23M

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) – Donors came out in full force Wednesday giving $1,231,305 to WVU Medicine Children’s.

United Bank open it’s pocketbook in a huge way, with a $1 million donation to the new WVU Medicine Children’s tower.

The WVU Medicine Children’s Mediathon was presented by Toothman Ford in Grafton.

J.R. Toothman said, “It’s an amazing resource. So there is no child turned away here regardless of financial resources and we are just fortunate to have a resource like this right here in West Virginia.”

The state-of-the-art WVU Medicine Children’s tower is slated for completion in 2021.
The 150-bed, nine-story facility will feature:

• A comprehensive radiology department
• Operating Rooms, cardiac catheterization and endoscopy facilities
• A 31-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac Unit/Epilepsy Unit)
• A 54-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
• A 34-bed Pediatric Acute Care Unit
• A 30-bed Birthing Center
• Cancer Institute, Pediatric Heart & Vascular Institute, & Maternal-Fetal Medicine clinics
• A dedicated emergency department
• Sedation, dental and eye procedure rooms
• Family Resource Center
• Cafeteria

The day was filled with stories from doctors, donors, and patient success stories, like 8-year-old Ziler Hawkins.

“It was very hard being the hospital but they took very good care of me though and I’m happy to be out,” said Ziler.

Ziler’s spirit lights up every room she enters. She is constantly encouraging others with her infectious smile.

It was an incredible day in Morgantown as Nexstar Media partnered with WVU Medicine Children’s and the Children’s Miracle Network to host the first Mediathon.

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