Aurora, Colo. – Between games and taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful state of Colorado, the Mercy College women’s lacrosse team visited the Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus on Friday afternoon.
“It was an eye-opening experience for our team, because the everyday struggles we face on the field are nothing compared to their every day,” senior Kelsey Bub said. “It was also really fun and enjoyable to spend time with all the great kids!”
The team was spilt into two separate groups and the student-athletes took time to do some arts and crafts with several patients. Many of the players did drawings and took time to talk to the kids to learn more about them and their condition.
“It was a great experience for the team,” Head Coach Dawn Anselmin said. “They saw children fighting every day and it puts life into prospective to never take anything for granted or give up in anything you do.”
Children’s Hospital Colorado is part of a large network of hospitals with locations all around the state. The Anschutz Medical Campus is described as the cornerstone of the hospital’s growing health care services. This location is the most comprehensive in providing care for children of all ages and is the only level 1 trauma center in the region.
About Children Hospital Colorado
When it was founded in 1908 in Denver, Children’s Hospital Colorado set out to be a leader in providing the best healthcare outcomes for children. That calling has consistently made us one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the nation and a place parents across the Rocky Mountain region have come to trust. Read more about our top ranking by U.S. News & World Report and other awards.
Our modern-day mission is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy.
In addition to providing the best possible care for kids who need it, we also work hard to keep kids out of the hospital. Through medical research and advocacy efforts, we are working towards a world where kids are safer and healthier and will one day have less need for a hospital.
Provided by the Mercy Sports Information Department.