Facility: St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Gabriel’s family was visiting in Lincoln, Nebraska when a tragic burn accident occurred. Gabriel, who is 3 years old was burned on his face, back and left arm. He was brought to Saint Elizabeth where we have an exceptional Burn and Wound Care Center. This Center is internationally recognized for outstanding research and for providing the latest treatments and procedures for serious burns or for wounds that will not heal.
Being from Lenexa Kansas Gabriel’s parents, Mary and Troy thought about going back home after his initial treatment. But after finding out about the outstanding Burn and Wound Care Center they decided to stay. They will return for Gabriel’s out-patient visits also.
Gabriel is the Hero of the Month for June despite the pain he has endured. Upon leaving this past weekend he cheerfully waved and said “Good-Bye’ to the nursing staff. They will return June 11 for the first out-patient visit.
Mary was thrilled when I called her about the Hero of the Month for Gabriel. She couldn’t wait to call Troy at work to tell him. And, she asked me to let Kids Wish Network know how much they appreciate being recognized and a big thank you from all of them!