Avera Children's Champion
The Avera Children's Champion award recognizes how young patients not only cope with their illness or injury, but how they overcome obstacles with patience, courage, strength and even joy.
Our Current Avera Children's Champion
Congratulations to Olivia on becoming Avera Children’s Champion! Olivia was admitted to the Pediatric ICU for asthma exacerbation which required close monitoring and continuous nebs. Olivia displayed bravery and always had an awesome attitude during her entire hospitalization. She was always kind to her nurses and showed a positive attitude when asked to do something. She was very cooperative, always willing to try new things that helped her get better and back on her feet.
By day 2 of being in the PICU she was literally back on her feet enjoying a game of Wii. After all the tests, nebs, and close monitoring she was feeling more herself and enjoying her hospitalization with games, crafts and Wii. Even though she started to feel better she came to the PICU with a hard time breathing due to her asthma. She was willing to try different respiratory techniques to improve her breathing abilities even if things weren’t that comfortable. She always had an amazing and positive bubbly attitude during the entire stay. Olivia is a very courageous, smart and gorgeous young girl inside and out. You are a true Champ! Congrats, you deserve it!