Laura and Andrew’s Story

“There’s a certain anxiety that overcomes you when you have a sick child and you don’t know what to do to help them.”

Laura was home with her young son, who had been sick for a few weeks, when he suddenly started having trouble breathing. With Andrew away at work, she drove her family to Wamego Health Center’s Emergency Room by herself. After looking at [son’s name], the doctors and nurses determined he needed more than they could provide, and sent him on to Children’s Mercy Kansas City.


“One of the nurses came and put her arm around me . . . she gave me the strength to keep going.”