Art With Heart Magnets Available at Bob Evans Restaurants to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

November 26, 2008

Through the end of the 2008 calendar year, Bob Evans Restaurants, located in the Columbus market and outlying areas, will sell Art With Heart magnets to support Nationwide Childrens Hospital. The Art With Heart magnet program was designed to showcase the artful creations of Nationwide Childrens patients and highlight the care they received.

The four unique magnet designs, created by the patients, are available for purchase at Bob Evans Restaurants and are $1 each. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit Nationwide Childrens.

About the Art With Heart Artists
Shelby, 5, spent her first six weeks of life at Nationwide Childrens Hospital Memorial Tournament Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and by the time Shelby was just 2 ½-years, she already had seven surgeries to correct complications from Hirschprungs Disease. Thanks to her doctor and the team at Nationwide Childrens, Shelby is a healthy 5-year-old who loves books and playing outside.

When Grace, 6, was born, doctors at Nationwide Childrens discovered a congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot that required an eight-hour surgery to correct. At just four-months-old, she had lifesaving surgery at The Heart Center at Nationwide Childrens. Today, Grace is a happy, healthy first-grader who loves to draw, paint and dance. Graces parents are grateful for the surgeons and nurses who made her heart whole.

Jackson, 7, was born with a rare genetic disease that only occurs in one out of every 250,000 people. Chronic Granulomatous Disease prevents his immune system from fighting off fungal and bacterial infections. Jackson takes antibiotic medications each day and receives an immune booster shot three times each week. Researchers are working to find a cure and, until they do, the medicine helps Jackson live his active life as a busy first grader.

When Emily, 11, was 8-years-old, she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer. Doctors at Nationwide Childrens saved her arm with innovative surgery and treatment. Today, Emily is a bright sixth grader who is full of faith, loves art, horses and her family.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.