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Costco Recognize that Kids’ Can’t Wait this Year

Children and their families are being affected directly and indirectly by this pandemic. We know we can address the most challenging health issues of today while preventing and preparing for those to come. But we can’t do it alone.

During the month of September when you’re checking out at any register at Costco, make a donation to help kids like McKenna.

McKenna Trisomy 21, Congenital Heart Defect, Disconnected Esophagus

McKenna was born with trisomy 21, caused by rocking an extra 21st chromosome. At just two days old, her parents learned she had a tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia, along with a congenital heart defect. McKenna had her first surgery to connect the esophagus at just five days old and 20 more surgeries followed, including heart surgery. Through the obstacles McKenna has faced, she continues to show her resilience with a big smile on her face and her sister, Molly by her side.

Kids like McKenna can’t wait. For a cure. For a vaccine. Or to transform how we meet the most urgent needs and save more lives.

The Costco balloon campaign runs through September 30 where funds stay local to directly help kids in our community. Since 2001, Costco employees and members have donated more than $956,000.00 for kids treated at the pediatric units at UF Health Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Thank you for donating today. When we change kids’ health, we change the future – for all of us.