A Heart of Hope

A group of women with a dream started what today we know as one of the best children hospitals in the country, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. These woman started a sewing circle to help children in need and to make a difference in the community. They called it the Le Bonheur Club.
As the club grew it expanded from making clothes to attending to their health needs by taking them to doctor appointments. Local pediatricians knew them very well and when the idea of a children’s hospital came about the Le Bonheur Club was called in.

The hospital’s story goes back almost 80 years when the Le Bonheur club started in 1923. In 1944 they talked about building a hospital for kids and on June 15, 1952 the “most modern” children hospital of the time was open. Helping lots of kids over the years Le bonheur has a very special place in our hearts, we all know someone who has gone there or is there or we have kids that might need their help one day.

Helping children from all over the country and even other countries, Le Bonheur has one of the busiest ER’s in the country but they don’t skimp on the help the provide our children.


One thought on “A Heart of Hope

  1. I’ve never told you this, but when I was 7 years old I knocked a pot of coffee off of a counter and onto my legs. I had 2nd and 3rd degree burns and my parents rushed me to Le Bonheur. I work down the street from that hospital and I know personally- how important it is. Great post. Keep it up.

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