When Lisa Chavez's 7-year-old daughter started to put on an unhealthy amount of weight, she knew it was time for a change. So she took her daughter to the University of New Mexico Healthy and Fit Children’s Clinic, a program that provides treatment for children and adolescents with overweight and obesity issues.
It’s a typical Monday morning in the pediatric cardiology clinic at UNM Hospital. Parents from all over New Mexico bring their children here to be seen for a host of heart problems – including congenital defects like holes in the heart, under-developed heart chambers or blocked valves.
The sixth-floor lobby of the Bill and Barbara Richardson Pavilion at University of New Mexico Hospital became a makeshift radio studio Thursday as a trio of popular radio personalities launched a two-day community fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network.