Donation pays for new van to carry pediatric care team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A gift from the Daniel Pitino Foundation has paid for a new vehicle that will carry a group of University of Louisville physicians around the state to treat children with heart problems.

The nearly $57,000 gift paid for the new van, which will travel to eight sites from Ashland to Paducah. The pediatric cardiology team serves up to 50 patients a day.

The UofL Physicians group says the van makes it possible for kids to get the care they need without having to travel to Louisville.

The Daniel Pitino Foundation was founded by Louisville coach Rick Pitino and his wife, JoAnne, to honor the memory of their infant son, Daniel, who died of a congenital heart condition in 1987.

 

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