Paddleball in memory of William Grenier
November 28, 2021
In November 28, 2021 this group of friends got together in Philadelphia, PA to play paddleball in memory of William Grenier. While the Greniers live permanently in Charlotte, NC, they had to spend 9 months in Philadelphia away from home, family, and friends while William was hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
The friends they made while there wanted to honor William’s life and the Greniers’ journey by donating to WARD’S Foundation to support other families going through a difficult rare disease journey.
Founded in 1959, Atrium Health Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Charlotte. As the point of contact for all contributions benefiting Atrium Health in the Charlotte region, the Foundation inspires transformational giving to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for ALL. Through its current Giving Hope Campaign, Atrium Health Foundation is supporting Atrium Health’s efforts to create the learning health system of the future by building healthy communities, outstanding education programs, preeminent research, and exemplary facilities.
About WARD’S Foundation
WARD’S Foundation was established in January 2021 by Caroline and Trey Winslett in memory of their son, Ward, who passed away from a rare disease in October 2020. The Foundation is Working to Advance Rare Disease Support in order to improve the lives of people affected by rare diseases. Their mission is three-fold: They aim to increase the awareness, education, and prevention of rare diseases. They aspire to walk alongside families in their rare disease journey by providing resources, guidance, and support. They strive to improve the clinical, diagnostic, and overall patient experience.
About Atrium Health Levine Children’s
Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is an award-winning hospital in Charlotte, NC, offering specialized pediatric medicine and 24-hour emergency care. Located on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the 234-bed hospital is the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C. Levine Children’s Hospital is also home to the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, which support pediatric intensive and cardiovascular surgery patients. Since opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and has consistently received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”