Charleston, S.C. – Starling Chevrolet recently presented a set of Chevrolet Power Wheels to MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital as a part of their “Drive to 55” Campaign, with the objective of raising $55,000 for the hospital by the end of 2021. The Power Wheels, one pink and one black, are meant to bring kids back and forth from surgery and treatments, aiming to ease the stress that procedures can bring to the hospital’s youngest patients.
Adhering to COVID-19 precautions, the event was held outside the hospital and was attended by Starling General Manager Joe Sarro, radio personality Tanya Brown, and MUSC representatives from both the Pediatric Burn Unit and Pediatric Emergency Department.
Sarro shared just how much it means to the Starling Chevrolet team to be able to contribute to the treatment and recovery of the brave children at the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. “Happiness can sometimes be hard to come by when you’re a kid in the hospital,” Sarro said. “However, we hope with our donation of Starling Chevy’s Power Wheels, we will bring a smile to each one of these children fighting their battles, and their families who are fighting right alongside with them.”
“We jumped at the opportunity to receive the Starling Chevrolet Power Wheels donations,” said Dr. Aaron Lesher, MUSC Children’s Health Pediatric Surgeon and Medical Director of the Pediatric Burn Center. “Burn patients can spend months in a hospital and endure painful procedures and insurance doesn’t cover these kinds of necessary distractions. These cars will deliver much-needed joy to our patients and their families,” said Lesher.
Dr. Christopher Pruitt, the Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, added, “A trip to the emergency department can be scary for children and parents. The Power Wheels vehicles will help care teams reduce some of the stress and anxiety associated with trauma or an emergency. We know these cars will have plenty of miles on them, soon!”
Sarro also noted Starling’s continued excitement for what’s to come with the “Drive to 55” Initiative. “We can only go up from here,” said Sarro. “MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children Hospital has been an amazing partner through this entire process, and today solidified for the Starling Chevy team just how important it is to reach our goal.”
For more information on Starling Chevrolet and their “Drive to 55” Initiative, visit southcarolinachevy.com and follow them in Instagram @starlingchevroletmp and Facebook @StarlingChevyMP.
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