Six Loma Linda University Health families are sleeping a little better thanks to Ashley Furniture HomeStore. As part of their Hope to Dream program, 11 beds were donated to six patients and their siblings.
One of those patients is Sophia Rubio, 11, of Riverside, who has been a patient at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital since she was diagnosed with systemic Scleroderma, a rare and progressively debilitating disease, in 2009, when she was just 4 years old.
Rubio and her two siblings each received a new twin mattress, bed frame, bedding and pillow from Ashley Furniture.
In addition to the new beds, the six families were treated with a surprise trip to the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, which included a meet and greet with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse. Each family received park hopper tickets and met the Ashley Furniture Hope to Dream team.
Over 50 beds have been donated to Loma Linda University Health families through the Hope to Dream program since April 2016.
“It is the hope of Ashley Furniture that every child around the world has a clean, unused mattress set to call their own,” said Kurt Haines, senior vice president, Ashley Furniture HomeStore. “We appreciate the efforts of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital to assist us in our efforts to make that possible. Because of them, 11 kids now have a bed to call their own.”
A portion of every Ashley HomeStore mattress set purchase goes to Hope to Dream, a program designed to provide a free twin mattress, bed frame, bedding and pillow to underprivileged children ages 3-16.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”