The Peterson Foundation
Why We Created the Foundation: The Peterson’s Story
About eight years ago, the Peterson family was forever changed. They had learned that their daughter, Lauren, one of identical twins, had a hypoplastic right ventricle and pulmonary atresia. This condition means that the right ventricle is either too small or absent, which means the pulmonary artery will not have enough blood pumped to it. Babies with hypoplastic right syndrome can often become cyanotic, which means they will turn blue shortly after birth.
The diagnosis was given to the Peterson family shortly before her birth, and her doctors believed her chances of living were slim. Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City became a haven for the family, as Dr. Gowdamarajan, a cardiologist, developed a treatment plan to help Lauren.
Partnering with Dr. Hubbell and Dr. Lofland, all three doctors were able to provide the surgical and medical treatment that would ultimately give Lauren a chance to live the life she deserved.
Giving Back to the Kansas City Community
The Peterson Foundation is a caring response to one family’s medical challenges. After being inspired by their children, the Petersons knew they wanted to do something to give back to the community. The foundation helps provide support to children in need throughout the Kansas City area.
Our foundation orchestrates several different campaigns, including:
- Children’s Mercy Hospital Red Hot Night Fundraiser
- Higher M-Pact
- Reading Campaigns
- Texting & Driving Education
Red Hot Night – Heart’s Desire
The Red Hot Night – Heart’s Desire event allowed donors to go out on Valentine’s Day and raise money for the surgery suite for Cardiac Surgery at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. At the end of the day, the fundraiser surpassed more than $600,000 for the cause.
David Peterson and Ryan Jackson of Peterson & Associates, P.C. donated production of a video showcase profiling two former heart patients and their successes. On top of this, David and his wife Krista helped the Fund-A-Need portion of the auction, donating another $25,000. This event has raised more than $1.8 million for Children’s Mercy Hospital and it is a cause that the team at our firm feel passionate about.
We are happy we had the chance to make a difference in such an incredible way. See more from the event in the video below.
What Our Clients Are Saying
We are proud to establish long standing relationships with our clients and we pride ourselves on offering quality, personalized, confident representation to all of our clients.
Team did a great job resolving my injury case- Daniel G.
They were instrumental in saving my life.- Kathy
I’m a witness to how wonderful they are as a law firm.- Larry
Peterson & Associates, P.C. heard me and made sure I was not taken advantage of.- Lee
I would definitely recommend Peterson & Associates- Leesa
They get the job done- Theresa
Choosing Our Team
Many people that have been injured in car accidents are unsure of where to start with a legal claim. Our team of highly trained lawyers can help to review the details of your crash and guide you through the process. Below, learn more about the attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., their results, and contingency fees.