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Annual Radiothon Supports Childhood Triumph Over Life-Threatening Illnesses

Emilié Saltzman, 9, of Hopewell Junction.
Emilié Saltzman, 9, of Hopewell Junction. Photo Credit: Westchester Medical Center

On Nov. 15-17, 100.7 WHUD will host the 13th Annual Radiothon For The Kids. The three-day live broadcast from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital will feature interviews with Hudson Valley children and their families, who will share uplifting and inspiring stories of triumph over the significant medical challenges they faced while under the care of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, which provides children from the Hudson Valley with life-changing and lifesaving care including open-heart surgery, brain surgery, cancer treatments, trauma and burn care, organ transplants, advanced neonatal services and other advanced pediatric care.

Below is the story of one child who benefited from the hospital’s lifesaving treatment:

Emilié Saltzman, Age 9

When Emilié was thrown from a horse in October 2015, she stopped breathing and lost consciousness. Having suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries, Emilié was airlifted to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, where doctors placed her on life support in the Pediatric ICU. Even after she could breathe on her own, Emilié could not walk, talk or eat and spent four months in rehabilitation. Thanks to her strength and the lifesaving care she received, today Emilié is a happy, healthy 9-year-old. Click here to learn more about Emilié's story.

To make a donation during the live Radiothon, call (888) 499-5437 or visit WHUD's website. Online donations are also being accepted prior to and during the event by clicking here. Community members interested in supporting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital can visit the hospital’s lobby during the Radiothon, which is located at 100 Woods Road on WMCHealth's Valhalla campus.

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