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The 41st annual Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy, benefiting children and families at the B. E. Smith Family Center, took place on Thurs. Oct. 26, 2023, at the Overland Park Convention Center. Thank you to the more than 40 sponsors and donors including Dream Sponsors Doug and Nan Smith and Gary and Stephanie Goscha.
Proceeds will support training, materials, and equipment to enhance and expand B. E. Smith Family Center services, the Special Pediatric to Adult Needs (SPAN) program provided by Dr. Laura Gaffney, and scholarships for families so that no child is turned away based on the ability to pay. Special thanks to Patrick and Laura Sargent, Chairs, Jennifer and Rex Hudler, Emcees, and the Nigro Brothers Auction team for their support
Special thanks to the Juarez family for sharing their story for the video this year. Crystalina and Mateo have been part of the Britain Development family for the past 6 ½ years.
They have three sons, Diego, Nicko and Milo. Diego and Nicko have received a variety of therapies including physical, occupations, aquatic, feeding, music, preschool class, and ABA in the Pathways Autism program. The family has benefitted from the scholarship program which ensures that no family is turned away based on the ability to pay.
The Family Assistance Fund helped pay for an augmentative communication device that wasn’t fully covered by insurance. Dr. Laura Gaffney with AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Medical Group and SPAN (special pediatric-to-adult need program) and nurse Shelby also worked closely with the family, the Britain Development team, Diego’s primary care provider, and other specialists to help Diego get the additional diagnoses he needed.
There are many stories like the Juarez family that demonstrate the impact of the B.E. Smith Family Center for children with complex needs. Thank you for your philanthropic support essential to making magic like this happen every day!
New this year! AdventHealth Kansas City Foundation is pleased to present the Tiny Tim Holiday Fantasy FESTIVE FASHION FACEOFF! This contest includes seven passionate B.E. Smith Family Center supporters competing to claim the 2023 Festive Fashion Face-off title!
You determine the winner by voting with your financial support. Voting is open and the most dollars raised = THE WINNER! All fundraising benefits children and families served at the Center. Find out more about the contestants at Festive Fashion Face-off website or follow the AdventHealth Kansas City Foundation on Facebook.
In addition to the therapeutic and educational services, Britain Development families receive tremendous support from the medical services team. This team includes a nurse, a social worker, and a physician. These individuals help families navigate the complexities of raising a child with a disability by assisting in the coordination of care, development of emergency action plans and special health care needs plans, and accessing community resources.
Consider a gift of $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, or $500 to help us further develop this important program for children with complex medical needs.
Proceeds benefit children and families served at the B.E. Smith Family Center.
TOP SPONSORS: Patrick and Laura Sargent – Chairs, Jennifer and Rex Hudler – Emcees, Nigro Auction Team – Auctioneers
DREAM SPONSORS: Doug and Nan Smith | CHAMPION SPONSORS: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Medical Staff, GE Johnson Construction, Mark Gilman, Turner Construction | HERO SPONSORS: Richard and Barbara Shull