Stories

Humancare Is Here for Kids in Need

doctor with little girl holding teddy bearAt Seton, we believe in celebrating the everyday acts of love and courage our team members show. That’s why we created the Humancare Awards to honor those who extend a helping hand and an open heart during difficult times.

Team members like Ryan Dunn, Jacob Peart, Raeanne Wanis, Theresa Wolff, Michele Reese and Carli Galbreath at University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) prove that going the extra mile can make a big difference in a child’s life.

A Sad Situation

A mother arrived at the UMCB Emergency Department with her newborn and 2-year-old, unable to continue caring for her kids. The staff acted fast to call Child Protective Services (CPS), but in the meantime, the children needed love and attention.

The Team Rallies Around the Children

During the five hours that it took before CPS arrived, a group of six team members tended to the children. Ryan Dunn, Jacob Peart, Raeanne Wanis, Theresa Wolff, Michele Reese and Carli Galbreath worked together to bathe, change and feed each child. They engaged the children with toys and play, putting love into action in a simple yet profound way. Despite an uncertain future for the children, the team ensured that the kids got as much care and nurturing as possible while they were at UMCB.

Humancare Is Our Promise

We can’t often predict who will come through our doors or what they will need, but the team at UMCB acted swiftly to show that at Seton, we do our part to put children first. Sometimes, Humancare means making the most out of a difficult situation, and focusing all the love you have on those who need it most.