Throughout the month of July, our casual Friday’s at the office benefited The Izzy Foundation. We sponsored Pizza & Movie Night in the Izzy Room on the 5th floor of Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence RI. The Izzy Foundation is dear to our hearts at Loiselle Insurance Agency because many of our clients currently have children or have had children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital fighting for their lives.
This wonderful nonprofit organization provides services and support to those families with children who have debilitating diseases. A hospital can be a dreary place for children. The main goal of the Izzy Foundation is to help families forget about the beeping machines and IVs and concentrate on living, loving, laughing and playing. The Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is a room designed for families to relax and enjoy time together. The room’s purple décor honors Izzy’s favorite color.
Izzy Marie Wohlrab was diagnosed with Stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma, on October 20th 2009, two weeks after her first birthday. She inspired her parents, family, friends and many others to live, love, laugh and play. By her third birthday, Izzy had undergone more surgery, chemotherapy and radiation than many adults could tolerate. She lived her life like any three-year-old would, despite the battle within her body. Izzy lost her courageous battle on March 12, 2012.
Loiselle Insurance Agency was proud to sponsor Pizza and Movie Night at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in the Izzy Family Room. We enjoyed meeting some very special families. We were moved by the courage and strength of those that we met, and we will “Alwayz be Izspired by Izzy”. If you would like to learn more about such a wonderful organization, visit their website.
Here are some pictures from our evening in the Izzy Room!