Radiothon to Help Make Miracles Happen at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital


(WBRE/WYOU-TV)    At the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, they see children during their most difficult days.

  The staff helps children and their families through tough battles.

   For the past 14 years, a Radio-Thon helps raise money for their life-saving efforts.

   Eyewitness News Reporter, Anja Whitehead takes us to Danville with more.

“It’s hard to see your two-year-old lay there pretty much lifeless. Other than the monitors telling me he was breathing that’s all I could see was my son just laying there”

 Alexis Wrobel describes the horror of watching her son fight a battle with bacterial meningitis.  At just two-years-old, the little boy suffered a two-hour long seizure and 4 strokes that left him unable to hear.

Wrobel tells Eyewitness News Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital got them through that difficult time.

 “Today my son is four years old. He has cochlear implants, he hears what he wants to like a normal four-year-old. He’s in an all-day pre-school program and he’s right back to where he should be” Said Wrobel.

The hospital goes above and beyond for the children through the help of the community and events like Radiothon.

 “The Radiothon has been happening for the past 14 years which is incredible. What it does is it goes to fund different things in the hospital that insurance doesn’t cover” Said Kristen Kowaleski, Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Some of the money going to the Wonder Wagon.

 The radio hosts love coming back year after year.

“When you take the tour and see the miracles that come out of this place, you gotta come back and do it again,” Said Gary Chrisman, 102.7 KISS FM Radio Personality.

  “It always gives you such a feeling of compassion and it makes you feel like you’ve accomplished something too” Added Gail Bair, Former 102.7 KISS FM Radio Personality.  

And every penny goes to helping these kids.

  “We have a few kids that come back and tell us about joining the soccer team or doing a dance recital and they just inspire us to do our jobs” Noted Kowaleski.

The Radiothon event goes until about 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

   All the money raised will go right back to the hospital to help save lives.

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