In 2015, Amy & I started our Milk and Eggs program. Lacor has 8 beds dedicated to burns in addition to ICU and some overflow. These 8 beds are always full. The burns that come in are often large and deep. These kiddos need several surgeries and some stay for months. We provide eggs and fortified milk daily to each child because extra protein and calories are essential to healing. For many, these items are missing from their diet. Without it, these kids can take much longer to heal or in some cases become very ill, some die. We make sure these kids have eggs and milk everyday, not just while we are there, we provide it year round so this is an ongoing need.
Because we understand how hard it is on a family to be in the hospital financially, we don’t want those to have to make the difficult decision to stay and treat one child or leave to make money to support the other children. It crushes us to see families leave with a sick child because they cannot afford a surgery. We pay for surgeries / extra food and whatever needs arise.