As WVU Mountaineer linebackers the passion, grit and pride, J.T. Thomas and J.T. Thomas III showed on the field are the same characteristics you see throughout West Virginia. They are bringing those ideals to WVU Medicine Children’s I Am A Mountaineer project to help those who need it most, the smallest Mountaineers.
For more than 30 years, WVU Medicine Children’s has been committed to serving those in need across the state and beyond its borders through patient care, educating future healthcare providers, and advancing research. WVU Medicine Children’s is growing so families have a place to go when an unexpected illness or injury strikes – a place that will provide hope and healing for generations to come. The nine-story, 150-bed hospital is scheduled to be completed this summer.
However, families need additional space in the hospital so they can receive the care and support they need in the days, weeks, and months it can take to care for our young Mountaineers. We want to arm them with the needed resources while receiving care and services so their sole focus can be on their child. The top floor of the hospital will be a hub of resources for families and will be resemble a West Virginia University locker room. Some of the daily features will include:
- Computer and resource area to facilitate My Chart access, registration for Ronald McDonald House, and access educational resources
- Help families with hotel and meal vouchers during their stay and gas cards for travel
- Kitchenette with coffee service, snacks, and dining area
- Laundry services
- School Intervention classroom for small group tutoring and virtual field trips
- Sibling room with drop off care for patient’s siblings
No gift is too small. By coming together, with J.T. and J.T. III, we can truly make a difference. WVU sports' impact spans far beyond Morgantown, just as the care provided through the hospital. We can provide even greater hope for these families with financial support that allows WVU Medicine Children’s to provide much needed programs and services. This financial support will allow the floor you helped create to make an even greater impact, forever changing the course of the state.