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01
MAY
2017

Go FISH!! Pedi Pec and Pedi Stat visit Marlins Park

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Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec families and staff cheered on the Marlins together.  It was a wonderful night.

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22
MAR
2017

The Cat in the Hat at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday in March with the Cat in the Hat, Thing one and Thing two!

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15
MAR
2017

PediSmiles and Project Teach, reaching hospitalized kids through fun with science.

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Today at Holtz Children’s Center, PediSmiles and Project Teach engaged the minds of some fantastic kids. This young scientist wants to grow up to be a baby or a policeman… I’m sure he’ll find a way!! #pedismiles #projectteach

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27
JUL
2016

Woody and Mrs. Potato Head always have smiles to share!

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Mrs. Potato Head even brought an EXTRA smile to share with the kids at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital!

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22
JUL
2016

The FORCE is STRONG with these amazing kids!!!

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These awesome kids at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital helped Princess Leah defend against the Dark side by defeating Darth Vader! Thanks for your help guys!!!

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24
MAY
2016

To Infinity and BEYOND!

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Jessie and Buzz brought some Toy Story fun to the kids at Holtz Children’s Hospital!

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15
APR
2016

The patients at Holtz are ALL Superheros!

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Some extra special patients (and staff!!) had to choose sides in the EPIC battle between Batman and Superman! The Holtz Children’s Hospital kids proved, that no matter which side they chose, those kids are ALL Superheros!

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11
FEB
2016

Children at Holtz Children’s Hospital battle the Dark Side of the Force!

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These are some brave kids!!  They took on Darth Vader for a fierce light saber battle… and then posed for pictures!

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04
FEB
2016

The force is strong at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

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These young Jedi Knights are powerful with the force!  Watch them fight off the Storm Trooper!

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24
NOV
2015
10
NOV
2015

Michelangelo visits Holtz

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle stopped by the Holtz Children’s Center to bring some smiles to some extra special kids.

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20
OCT
2015

Mario came to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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24
AUG
2015

Minion MONDAY at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital!

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Mondays just need Minions. Especially on the first day of school, and even MORE when you are in the Emergency Department on that hectic day!! Just look and see how many smiles we were able to share with the kids on our visit!

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11
AUG
2015

Sharing some smiles at Holtz Children’s Hospital

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Minions make being in the hospital a little bit more fun! Thanks ChildLife for allowing us to bring some smiles and bubbles to your kids!!

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09
JUL
2015

One in a MINION party at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital!

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In celebration of the new Minions movie, our Minions came to make the kids at Nicklaus Children’s hospital smile!  We made minion puppets, and colored minion pictures.  It was a Merry Minion Moment!IMG_2203 IMG_2202 IMG_2153 IMG_2158thumbnail IMG_2149

15
JUN
2015

Ninja Turtle Time at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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Our Turtles made mayhem with bubbles and masks. The goal was to use turtle power to make some very special children smile, Booyakasha!

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27
MAY
2015

Minions making kids smile at Baptist Children’s Hospital

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Minions are silly.  Minions make kids laugh.  Our Minions made some very special kids laugh and giggle, in a place where laughs and giggles do the most good, in the hospital.  Here’s to happy healthy laughing kids!!

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29
APR
2015

To Infinity and BEYOND at Broward General!

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Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and Mrs. PotatoHead said “HOWDY” to the kids at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General.

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23
APR
2015

Buzz Lightyear and Jessie made some new friends at Holtz Children’s Hospital!

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Buzz and Jessie left Andy’s room to visit some sick kids at the hospital.  These toys sure made some kids SMILE!

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20
APR
2015

Spongebob and Patrick surprise some kids at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

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Spongebob left his pineapple under the sea, to make some kids smile during a visit to the ED at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital!

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27
MAR
2015

We LOVE VACC Camp!!

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You can tell by their smiles, it is time for VACC Camp 2015!!  We love having the opportunity to participate in Miami Children’s Hospitals VACC Camp, a camp for ventilator dependent children.  Pedi Stat has provided the equipment for campers for over 20 years.  This year we were also able to join in on the fun!

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05
FEB
2015

Just another day at the office, Minion style!

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There may have been something unusual at Holtz Children’s Hospital yesterday…but to our minions and THEIR minions in the ChildLife Department, it was business as usual!  Bringing smiles and bubbles to make kids laugh, now that is just what the doctor ordered!
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02
DEC
2014
17
NOV
2014

Making kids smile at Miami Children’s Hospital

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You might not expect to find Minions in the Emergency Department at Miami Children’s Hospital…But that’s exactly where Pedi Stat Minions want to be! Bringing smiles and laughter (and stickers!!) to kids waiting to be seen by the doctor. We know laughter is the best medicine!

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31
OCT
2014

Halloween Fun at Jackson Memorial’s Holtz Children’s Hospital

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We went all out to make some kids smile this Halloween at Jackson Memorial Hospital Holtz Children’s Center. We brought The Cat in the Hat, who was up to his usual tricks! And Thing 1 and Thing 2 were joined by a Minion to give out Halloween themed stickers and rubber duckies. Of course, the bubble guns made everyone smile, TAKE A LOOK!IMG_1029!IMG_1038thumbnail

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23
SEP
2014

PediSmiles all around Broward General Hospital!

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You can’t help but giggle along with our minions!  Thanks again to the ChildLife Department at Broward General!

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18
SEP
2014

Pedi Stat and the Marlins hit a HOME RUN!

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Pedi Stat, together with the Marlins Ballpark Buddies, made one night extra special for an extra special family!

On Thursday,  September 18th the Miami Marlins welcomed two special fans to Marlins Park – Lolly Gonzalez and her 28 year old special needs son, Oscar, who has spent his life on a ventilator and other lifesaving equipment. During their visit they had the opportunity to attend batting practice and got pictures and autographs from Marlins players.  For Lolly, even the anticipation of the event was already part of the fun! “Oscar is so excited about getting autographs, he can’t stop smiling.”

Lolly and Oscar were introduced to the Marlins Foundation by PediStat – the pediatric home medical equipment company that has provided Oscar his life saving equipment, and his mom the training to use the equipment. PediStat organizes special events throughout the year to help relieve some of the stress on families caring for children with complex medical needs.

Thanks to Lolly’s efforts, Oscar was one of the first ventilator dependent children in the State to be treated at home. Lolly also lobbied the state assembly to pass a bill prohibiting the electric company from turning off power to a family with lifesaving equipment because of a late payment. This bill was replicated in many states around the country. Despite all the hardships, Lolly went back to school to study Respiratory Therapy.

Lolly has fought valiantly for the rights of all special needs kids in the State of Florida to be cared for at home. She credits PediStat for helping make that possible.  “I couldn’t have done this without the peace of mind that PediStat gave me, said Lolly. “They are the best!” she proclaimed.

“Lolly represents our true mission,”  says Alison Garfinkel, Director of Clinical Services at PediStat, “When you are released from a hospital with a special needs child it can be overwhelming and we want parents to feel that we are there for them every step of the way. Our motto is ‘We love our kids’  and we are proud to have  earned the trust of special needs families and leading hospitals in South Florida since 1990,” she added.

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15
SEP
2014

Helping kids feel better in Miami Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department

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Our minions help kids forget their boo boos and remember to smile!  We love to surprise a child with a silly, funny moment during an emergency room visit!

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11
AUG
2014

The Cat in the Hat brings bubbles to emergency department at MCH

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The Cat and Thing 2 played with some special kids at Miami Children’s Hospital. We love to see the smiles on kids faces in OH so many places!!

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29
JUL
2014

Pedi Stat has Marlins Fever!

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Baseball is an all American pastime and going to a baseball game is an exciting moment in most kids’ lives.  For Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec kids, it can be challenging to make these moments a reality.  Our patients rely on oxygen, ventilators, or tracheotomy tubes to breathe, or have special medical needs that require nursing care.

Getting out of the house can be both physically challenging and stressful, so it’s rare to do something that’s just plain FUN! 

But this July, with the help of the Marlins’ Ballpark Buddies Foundation, Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec made those dreams of FUN come true for some of our kids!  The Marlins provided the tickets, we provided the smiles, and more than 100 Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec families and staff members came together at Marlins Park to cheer the team onto win 3-0 over the Washington Nationals!  It was a victory for the Marlins, and an even more significant victory for our kids!!

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15
JUL
2014

The Cat in the Hat pops in to Baptist Children’s Hospital

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Thing 1 was missing. The Cat in the Hat, and Thing 2 looked high and low, fast and slow, but thing 1 was no where to be found at Baptist Children’s Hospital today. What we did find were some hidden smiles, and a few laughs, and many many giggles. Thank you to the Child Life Department for making our visit such a success!

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26
JUN
2014
25
JUN
2014

Minion Fun

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We love to see the smiles on the kids (and parents!!) faces when we visit Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Minion giggles and bubbles add to the fun. Thank you again to the Childlife department for making us welcome. — at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital.

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22
MAY
2014

More Minion Fun at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

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We love seeing kids smile. We love being silly. Today the children at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital made US smile, and giggle, and laugh. We can’t wait to do it again!! Thanks again to the Child Life department for letting us bring smiles to so many faces.

26
APR
2014

VACC Camp 2014!

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For more than 25 years over the annual spring break holiday, Miami Children’s Hospital runs the Ventilator Assisted Children’s Camp, affectionately known as VACC  Camp.  Children who are ventilator dependent travel from accross the US to attend this special camp for one week.  Pedi Stat has sponsored this magical event since the very beginning, providing hospital beds, oxygen, and other equipment to help make VACC Camp a smashing success.  In addition to supplying camp with their beds and equipment needs, our Respiratory Therapists have volunteered to attend Pool Day. Rain or shine, and no matter what the temperature, our therapists literally JUMP in to help!

10
FEB
2014

Woody, Jessie, and special guest Spongebob bring smiles to the kids waiting in the Emergency Room at Miami Children’s Hospital!

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IMG_0134Waiting to see the doctor can be difficult, especially if you hurt yourself or aren’t feeling well. Woody, Jessie, and Spongebob made that wait a little bit more fun by bringing bubbles, stickers, and coloring books to brighten up the day of some of our friends at MCH today. Many thanks to the Childlife department for showing us around!

19
NOV
2013

SUPER Mario Brothers

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Our Mario and Luigi brought some smiles to the faces at Joe Dimaggio Children’s Hospital today. Everybody enjoyed helping our favorite video game brothers uncover treasured smiles. Mario and Luigi cheered on patients as they achieved real life goals in the rehab gym.

15
OCT
2013

Minion Mayham at Miami Children’s Hospital

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IMG_1074   Our minions had a marvelous time at Miami Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department!  With help from the hospital’s amazing Child Life specialists, Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec minions brought crayons and coloring books to cheer up kids while they waited to see the doctor.  Visits to the Emergency room can be a little worrisome for both parents and their kids.  With bubbles, stickers and smiling faces, our “Minions” made the whole Emergency Room experience a little more fun!

31
JUL
2013

Woody and Jessie Bring Smiles to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

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Our friends Woody and Jessie have dropped in on some very special deputies at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Thanks again to the Child Life department for taking us around the units to bring some smiles to these special faces! — at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

30
JUN
2013

Woody and Jessie Come to Baptist Hospital

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PediStat’s friends Woody and Jessie bring some Rootin’ Tootin’ fun to the kids at Baptist Children’s Hospital — at Baptist Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28
MAR
2013

VACC Camp

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20
MAR
2013

Captain America visits Patients at JMH

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Thank you People in Crisis United for letting Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec bring Captain America to visit! Captain America brought smiles and laughter, as well as coloring books and crayons, to add a little “superhero” magic to the kids’ hospital stay. — at Holtz Children’s Hospital.

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22
FEB
2013

Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec Bring Treats and Sponge Bob to Broward General.

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SB and Patient RIn honor of National Patient Recognition week, Pedi Stat and Pedi Pec brought fun and treats for the patients at Broward General.

 

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