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A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

A Mom’s Love; Kidney Donor and a Real-Life Super Hero!

Meet Max, your average 3-year-old little boy. He loves superheroes like Captain America and dump trucks. In late October 2015, Max became quite ill and was hospitalized at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus for roughly two months. It was learned that his kidneys had stopped functioning properly, requiring regular hemodialysis (now on peritoneal dialysis). Eventually, the family was told, Max would need a kidney transplant.

Amazingly, Max’s mother is a match and he will receive a transplant at Nationwide Children’s Hospital on December 7th, 2016. As for now, Mighty Max continues to inspire everyone he comes in contact with – friends, family, neighbors, nurses, and strangers alike!

Dot’s Tots Foundation is blessed to be able to support this amazing family and their courageous Super Hero on a journey to good health. Through lawn care services and providing meals/groceries to the family, Dot’s Tots has received far more than it has given.

We’re rooting for you, Max (and Mommy)!

Dot’s Tots Foundation toy drive update

Dot’s Tots Foundation toy drive update

On June 12, 2016, the Board Members of Dots Tots Foundation and their children converged on Toys R’ Us in Dublin, Ohio for an evening of shopping.  On the list were toys, games, and therapy aides for patients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Examples included:

Dot's Tots Toy DriveArt Therapy Program

  • Yarn
  • Glitter Glue
  • Canvases
  • Crayons
  • Coloring Books


Adolescent and Young Adult Program

  • Writing Journals
  • Xbox Games
  • Jewelry Making Kits
  • Rubiks’ Cubes
  • Advanced Lego Kits 


Music Therapy Program Wish List

  • I-Tunes Gift Cards
  • Earbuds
  • Small Electronic Keyboards
  • Toy Musical Instruments
  • Musical Mobiles without Cloth Parts


Recreation Therapy

  • Stress Balls
  • Wooden Puzzles
  • Duplo Blocks
  • Play-Doh and Accessories
  • Matchbox Cars


On July 7, 2016, Nationwide Children’s RN and Dot’s Tots Foundation Board Member, Libby Wenning, and Board Chairman, Andy Warnock, delivered $1,976.64 worth of support to the hospital.  Connie Hieatt, Community Events Coordinator for Hematology and Oncology accepted the goods on behalf of the Children’s Hospital Fund.  Thank you to all of the supporters of Dot’s Tots Foundation in making an impact on our youth who are in desperate need of joy and hope.

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