Posted September 01, 2018 11:37:00 The gift is for an unborn baby with terminal brain cancer.
Jackson Hospital, in Jackson, Arkansas, will send the gift for the child.
This is not a typical gift, said Dr. Sarah McKeown, the chief of the pediatric intensive care unit at Jackson Hospital.
She said she typically sends a gift to a loved one in their late 30s to early 50s.
But this child has been living for three months, McKeough said.
“We don’t typically give to anyone in their 40s,” McKeaugy said.
The gift is meant to be a way to help Jackson and its medical staff, said Robert Johnson, director of the Jackson hospital.
Jackson Hospital said in a statement the gift is “a testament to the power of a single person’s gift to heal and change the lives of so many people in our community.”
“It is an incredible privilege to give such a gift that will be meaningful to all of our staff and patients,” Johnson said.
Jackson was founded in 1873 and is the oldest hospital in the state, according to the National Registry of Historic Places.
It is part of the University of Arkansas System and the only university hospital in Arkansas.
The hospital was created in 1948 by the University Health System, which acquired the hospital from the University Hospitals in 1925.
“Jackson has long been a leader in health care and medical research, and it is only fitting that we provide a gift in the name of a child in need of medical care,” McEwan said.
The donation was a surprise, but it made it more special, Johnson said, adding that Jackson is a leader on the transplant front.
McEwan had to raise $100,000 to send the baby, and Johnson said that it was the gift’s ability to raise money for the hospital that made it special.
Jackson hospital donated $15,000 last year to the Jackson Medical Center for Children’s Hospital.