Children’s Hospital Telethon: LaTonya sits down with Emmy – WDSU New Orleans

LATANYA ALSO HAS TWO CHILDREN. SHE IS STANDING BY WITH SOMEONE SPECIAL, SPEAKING OF CHILDREN. LATONYA: CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DO SO MUCH TO HELP SO MANY CHILDREN ARE COMMUNITY. AND ONE CHILD JUST TO NAME ONE PERSON IS EMMY RABELAIS. SHE IS HERE WITH US THIS MORNING. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. ALL RIGHT, SHE IS EIGHT YEARS OLD. NOW EMMY HAS A VERY INTERESTING STORY. YOU ARE BORN PREMATURELY AT 31 WEEKS OLD. YOU ARE BORN OF SEVERAL POLICY. AND YOU TURNED TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN JAPAN’S BROUGHT YOU TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. TELL ME ABOUT THIS. YOU’RE AN SECOND-GRADE AND WHAT SCHOOL YOU GO TO? SAINT MAARTEN. LATONYA: DO YOU LIKE SCHOOL? YES. LATONYA: WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR EXPERIENCE AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL? I USED TO DO PHYSICAL THERAPY THERE A BUT I STOP. LATONYA: YOU REALLY LIKE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. IS THAT RIGHT? YES. LATONYA: WHY DO YOU LIKE IT SO MUCH? BECAUSE THEY’RE SO NICE THERE. LATONYA: IN FACT, YOU HAVE A FAVORITE DOCTOR. TELL ME WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DOCTOR AND WHY. DR. ALICE BECAUSE HE TAKES GOOD CARE OF MY EYES. LATONYA: AND I LOVE YOUR GLASSES. THEY ARE VERY PRETTY. THANK YOU. LATONYA: YOU HAVEN’T GOING TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SINCE YOU ARE SIX WEEKS OLD. IS THAT THE TRUTH? SIX MONTHS I SHOULD SAY. YOU HAVEN’T GOING TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. HE HAS BEEN YOUR DOCTOR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. YES. HE IS MY EYE DOCTOR. LATONYA: NOW YOU USE A WALKER. THE HELP OF THIS WALKERS IN OUR SHOT. WE WANT ENRON TO SEE — EVERYONE TO SEE THE WALKER THAT EMMY USES. THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL WALKER AND YOUNG GIVEN THIS WALKER A VERY SPECIAL NAME. TELL US ABOUT YOUR WALKER, THE NAME, AND WHY YOU NEED TO THAT. MY WALKERS NAME IS PI TBULL. LATONYA: I LOVE THAT NAME. TELL ME WHAT THAT WALKER MEANS TO YOU. AT HELPS ME WANT BECAUSE I WENT TO THERAPY AND I TOOK 25 STEPS WITHOUT IT. LATONYA: GREAT. THAT IS AWESOME. CONGRATULATIONS. 25 STEPS WITHOUT YOUR WALKER. YOU ARE WELL ON YOUR WAY ONCE AGAIN. I THINK THAT’S CORRECT BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW. LATONYA: HE DID WALK WITHOUT IT FOR A WHILE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. EMMY RABELAIS, EIGHT YEARS OLD , AND SHE IS JUST ONE OF MANY PATIENTS AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE FENCE AND ARE NOT SURE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO GET TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL? I HAD A ORAL SURGERY AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOR A REALLY BAD CAVITY. LATONYA: IS SO DO YOU THINK DONATING TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS SOMETHING PEOPLE SHOULD DO — YES OR NO? YES. LATONYA: WHY? TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE SICK ONES. LATONYA: VERY GOOD. WE DON’T WANT THEM TO DIE. LATONYA: AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS A PLACE PEOPLE CAN GO FOR THE TREATMENT AND THE HELP THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS ALL ABOUT DONATING TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. AND THIS IS A PICTURE RIGHT BEHIND US. AND ME, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR