Hear stories from 2021 Give-A-Thon for PCH with KTAR, Arizona Sports

Aug 17, 2021, 3:30 PM | Updated: Aug 20, 2021, 12:38 pm

(Courtesy photo/Phoenix Children's)...

(Courtesy photo/Phoenix Children's)

(Courtesy photo/Phoenix Children's)

PHOENIX — This week, the 13th annual Phoenix Children’s Give-A-Thon, presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers, takes place on KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

The event will air at various times on all shows throughout the week. On KTAR News 92.3 FM, it will air daily between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. and between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 98.7 Arizona’s Sports Station excluding Friday, when coverage will conclude at 1 p.m.

Listeners can call 602-933-4567, text “GIVE” to 411923 or 620620 or visit here to donate and receive more details.

Donations will go toward cutting-edge research, clinical programs, state-or-the-art equipment and family-friendly services that ensure the hospital can provide world-class care to each and every child that needs it.

Here are the stories of six kids from this year’s Phoenix Children’s Give-A-Thon that are living examples of the quality care provided at the hospital:


Despite enduring multiple seizures daily for almost two years, Gia was a happy little girl. The staff at Phoenix Children’s helped her parents make Gia’s life as comfortable as possible before her passing. Her parents have the best memories of Gia and consider themselves close to some specialists at the hospital.


After young Izzy suffered a stroke, life for her family became anything but routine. Doctors and staff at Phoenix Children’s exhausted their resources and knowledge trying to save her.


A surgery to remove the tumor from Stella’s brainstem left her unable to talk, but her face would light up every time the animal assistance dog at Phoenix Children’s visited her. One day, when she was laughing and petting the dog Yankee, she unexpectedly started to speak again.


After months of chemotherapy and radiation, scans were clear and Chase and his family were able to celebrate. Phoenix Children’s instilled confidence in the family and made them feel like Chase, and everyone else, was taken care of.


When Katie’s family took her to Phoenix Children’s, doctors informed them of a tumor that was spreading into her lungs. Her parents spent her last few weeks with her at home and are indebted to everyone at the hospital for their help.


A family visiting California was sent closer to home to Phoenix Children’s after Lukas’ heart was enlarged. The team used their knowledge and experience to help Lukas’ family with his diagnosis.

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Hear stories from 2021 Give-A-Thon for PCH with KTAR, Arizona Sports