LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Sunday's 43rd Annual Cardinal Hill Telethon, featuring courageous children and adults who turned to Cardinal Hill Hospital when life took them on an unexpected journey, raised more than $450,000.
The telethon aired live on WKYT and WYMT.
Included among the patient profiles were Lexington natives, three-year-old Ellis Hosfield and retired principal Paul Rhorer.
Ellis was born with a massive tumor which constricted her airway, among other complications. She has been receiving speech therapy at Cardinal Hill since she was three and a half weeks old.
Paul suffered from Guillian Barre Syndrome for nearly a year and has received a continuum of care at Cardinal Hill since his diagnosis to assist in his recovery process.
Live demonstrations during the broadcast showcased many of the therapy services available to children and adults; these demonstrations were accompanied by interviews with members of Cardinal Hill’s treatment team.
Funds raised during the Cardinal Hill Telethon will be used to provide programs and direct patient care to children and adults.
Cardinal Hill is the largest provider of post acute physical rehabilitation in the state. The Hospital’s goal is to achieve maximum independence for each patient.