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Rady Children’s Hospital today announced progress on the Campaign for Rady’s, which it bills as ”what will be the second largest completed fundraising campaign in San Diego history.” The campaign has raised $208 million since its inception in 2007, with another $12 million targeted by the end of next year.

The campaign’s three major components — Care, Technology, and Discovery — each feature an honorary chairperson who at one time was a patient at Rady. Former Padres relief pitcher Trevor Hoffman and his wife Tracy, longtime Rady supporters, are honorary chairs.

Kassidy Brewer, 16, represents Care. A team of doctors, nurses, and therapists has been helping Brewer recover from a ruptured brain aneurism that put her in a coma for three months. She’s since undergone multiple surgeries and intensive therapy to re-learn how to walk, talk, and eat.

Fourteen-year-old Ian Quiñones is the Technology chair. When Quiñones’s heart stopped during gym class, he was rushed to Rady, where doctors induced a coma and connected him to a extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine to stabilize his heart. They then ran a catheter from his leg to his heart, where radio-frequency energy was used to correct his abnormal heart rhythms.

Zara Brazel, 4, represents Discovery. In 2009, Brazel spent seven months receiving chemotherapy as part of a clinical trial to treat her leukemia. Rady partners with the UC San Diego Medical School and other hospitals worldwide through Children’s Oncology Group, which shares clinical research in efforts to develop new and more effective treatments for diseases affecting children.

“Kassidy, Ian, Zara are just three examples of the care we provide to the 150,000 children that we treat every year at Rady Children’s,” said Kathleen Sellick, president and CEO of Rady Children’s. “Gifts to this campaign mean these children will have the chance to run and dance and grow and learn and live their lives to their full potential.”

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