Category: Advocacy

A hot car death in our own community

This weekend I got a message that I had been dreading ever since I started at Dayton Children’s – and hoped I would never see. As part of Safe Kids Worldwide, I am alerted every time a child dies in … Continue reading

Meet Victoria!

Hi. My name is Victoria Anella Lackey. I am 8 years old. While I have been a patient of Dayton Children’s since I was about 2 months old, when I was about 3 years old I was rushed to Dayton … Continue reading

Join Victoria as she travels to DC!

What better way to learn about children’s health than to learn from children themselves? Nobody can tell the stories of children’s hospitals better than those who serve and are served in them. On June 21-22, patients, families and pediatric physicians from … Continue reading

E-cigarette rules great for kids

As we have posted multiple times on the Every Kid Counts Blog, e-cigarettes are dangerous for children. The proliferation of “vape” shops across the Dayton region – and across the country – shows the increasing popularity and demand for e-cigarettes. … Continue reading

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