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Department of External Affairs
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 04, 2011
Contact: Leanna Cherry

Publications Specialist

(516) 663-2234

lcherry@winthrop.org


THE BRENDAN & LIAM SHANAHAN FOUNDATION DONATES NEW TOYS AND ELECTRONICS TO WINTHROP-UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL’S HAGEDORN PEDIATRIC INPATIENT CENTER


Recently, The Brendan & Liam Shanahan Foundation visited the Child Life Activity Center in Winthrop’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center to make a generous donation to the Hospital and its young patients. Pictured at the donation are (back row, left to right) Wantagh residents Mike and Jen Shanahan, Founders of The Brendan & Liam Shanahan Foundation with their son, Tyler, and twins Dylan and Gabriella (seated, front), and Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at Winthrop.

Pediatric patients at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Hagedorn Pediatric Inpatient Center have more new toys and electronics to play with thanks to a generous donation by The Brendan & Liam Shanahan Foundation – a charitable organization established to honor the lives and memories of Brendan Brian and Liam Patrick Shanahan. The Foundation recently donated two new flat screen televisions, two Sony Play Station 3’s, a digital camera and flip cam, and loads of DVDs, video games and toys for young patients being treated at the Hospital to play with.

“We are so appreciative of The Brendan & Liam Shanahan Foundation’s generosity and know that these gifts will have tremendous impact on young patients at Winthrop,” said Nicole Almeida, MS, CCLS, Director of the Child Life Program at Winthrop. “Their gifts are already providing an abundance of smiles for our patients, lifting their spirits and helping to ease the fear that many children experience during hospitalization.”

The Brendan & Liam Shanahan Foundation was established by Mike and Jen Shanahan of Wantagh, NY, to help families, both financially and emotionally, that have children with special medical needs. The Foundation is committed to raising awareness about Alpers’ disease – a rare, genetically determined disease of the brain that causes progressive degeneration of grey matter in the cerebrum – and to secure funding for much needed research on this devastating disease.

For more information about The Brendan and Liam Shanahan Foundation, visit www.BrendanandLaimsGift.com.

Recognized as a center of excellence for pediatric care, the Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop is an outstanding provider of healthcare for children and adolescents. From its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Emergency Unit to its renowned Cancer Center for Kids, the Hospital is dedicated to providing specialized attention and emotional support for children and their families. What’s more, The Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop was recently recognized by U.S. News Media Group’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings for providing high quality care in the specialty of pediatric diabetes & endocrinology.

For more information on the Children’s Medical Center at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit www.winthrop.org.

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