|Mr. Paul Vasquez, a golden glove champion and a worldwide boxer visiting
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey after his $4000 donation, playing
and putting a smile on children who are getting treated at CHoNJ. Left
Picture: Six year old Rashon Lewis puts up his “dukes,” with
Paul Vasquez. Right Picture: Seven-year old Malachi Santiago shows Paul
Vasquez how to play with play dough and toys in the Children’s Playroom.
NEWARK, New Jersey – June 17, 2013 - California boxer Paul Vasquez recently visited Children’s Hospital
of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) to
greet hospitalized children and to donate winnings from a boxing match
in South Orange last week. Vasquez donated $4,000 to CHoNJ for programs
Paul has donated funds to sick children in the past, including to the Children’s
Miracle Network and Oakland East Bay Area Hospital. He is known for donating
winnings from his boxing matches to the nearest children’s hospital
where his matches are held. He has competed in the area twice over the
last six months, in South Orange and in Whippany last March.
“Thank you to Paul Vasquez for his generosity in his time and donations
to the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey,” said Darrell K.
Terry, Sr., MHA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of Newark Beth Israel
Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Jersey. “It’s
important to distract hospitalized children from focusing on their illness
or hospital stay – resources provided from Paul’s donation
will help keep children focused on getting better and returning home.”
About $250 of the $4000 donation the hospital received from Paul Vasquez
was used towards play dough for children to play and reveal their artistic
creations. This activity helps children on many different levels as it
eases stress and helps release anger in a positive way. Moreover, the
rest of the donation money will be put towards a salary for a massage
therapist Linda, who works 10 hours a week providing massage to pediatric
patients. She works with both the patients and the parents to help relieve
kids who are in pain and teaching our parents some simple techniques they
can do when she is not around. Medical research has shown that pediatric
massage can reduce and attenuate pain, reduce anxiety and depression,
reduce heart rate, blood pressure and reduce stress hormone levels in
both the child getting the massage and in the mother or caregiver giving
Mr. Vasquez is a golden glove champion and boxes all over the world. He
was inspired to donate all his winnings from boxing matches to sick children
after he heard of them fighting their illnesses at such young age from
his wife, who is a pediatric nurse in Oakland CA, in hopes of helping
children in the slightest way as well as encouraging others to do the same.
Vasquez is a light heavyweight boxer, based in northern California. Vasquez
said, “I pour my heart and soul into my fights only to inspire millions
more around the world to give the gift of life by donating to our children.
Please support sick and dying children everywhere.”
Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical
Center and part of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, is the state's
premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat
ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the
most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well
as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. For a referral
to a pediatrician or pediatric specialist, please call 1-888-724-7123.
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