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World Pediatric Project Honors 3 Champions at St. Louis End of Year Celebration

St. Louis

Ronald McDonald House, World Wide Technology, and Johnny Keeley

St. Louis, VA (Sep. 20, 2018) – World Pediatric Project honored three advocates for their tireless work in healing children and changing lives in the Eastern Caribbean and Central America this past year at the annual end of the year celebration on August 7th.

West County Ronald McDonald House was named 2018 Humanitarian of the Year for its help in providing World Pediatric Project families a safe and comfortable place to stay in St. Louis while their children are getting treated for medical conditions not available in their home country. 

World Wide Technology was honored with the inaugural Corporate Champion Award which was created to recognize corporate partners that play an instrumental role helping World Pediatric Project achieve its lifesaving mission. 

Johnny Keeley was selected as Junior Humanitarian for his extraordinary dedication to World Pediatric Project. Johnny led the volunteer group Healing Hearts Club and worked with students to fundraise for special events and spent endless hours visiting and talking with World Pediatric Project kids in the hospital and at Ronald McDonald House.

World Pediatric Project Senior Vice President, Cindy Frank says the end of the year celebration is the perfect opportunity to honor special award recipients and thank the volunteers who play such a vital role in healing children who don’t have access to specialty pediatric care. “We are fortunate to live in a country where access to medical care is readily available to our children. It is not the case in many low resource countries. Each year World Pediatric Project doctors, nurses, physical therapists, pediatric specialists, many hospitals and equipment suppliers generously donate their time, skills, and resources to heal thousands of sick children in the Caribbean and Central America.”