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Cleveland Indians Pitcher Corey Kluber and Wife Amanda Launch 'Kluber's Korner' Program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

CLEVELAND (JUNE 25, 2019) – On Tuesday morning, June 25th, Cleveland Indians Pitcher Corey Kluber and his wife, Amanda, paid the patients and families at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital a visit to unveil their inaugural Kluber’s Korner tech lockers in the Trisha O’Brien Pavilion as part of the Kluber Family Foundation’s community outreach. These mobile lockers feature 30 portable DVD players, eight HP Chromebook laptops and more than a dozen Nintendo Switch gaming consoles with games.

Children undergoing treatment at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital enthusiastically greeted the Klubers as they entered the Trisha O’Brien Pavilion, indicating their excitement to have one of the American League’s best pitchers paying them a visit. The Klubers reciprocated the excitement by taking some time to break in the new devices and play Nintendo Switch games with the patients.

Kluber spoke at length about the importance of the foundation’s mission and outreach with the program’s emcee, Cleveland Indians on-air reporter Andre Knott.

“We’re truly inspired by seeing what these kids deal with every day,” Kluber said. “One of the main things that always stands out to us is the amount of time that a lot of these patients are spending in the hospital. We wanted to find a way to make that time they spend here a little more enjoyable.”

“We’re truly inspired by seeing what these kids deal with every day,” Kluber said. “One of the main things that always stands out to us is the amount of time that a lot of these patients are spending in the hospital. We wanted to find a way to make that time they spend here a little more enjoyable.”

The Klubers were joined by Patricia DePompei, President & CEO of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and the foundation’s Legacy Donors for a ribbon cutting, officially launching the Kluber’s Korner program. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Klubers visited the in-patient floor playroom to meet the patients and families who were unable to attend the launch.

“It truly brings me so much joy to get to meet these families,” Amanda Kluber said. “Once I started visiting these hospitals and seeing what these patients go through, it ignited something in me, and I developed a passion for this mission.”

“We are honored to welcome Corey, Amanda and The Kluber Family Foundation into the Rainbow family. With their generous gift, patients will gain access to technology and games to educate and entertain them during their stay at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital,” says President DePompei. “Partnerships in philanthropy and our community allow us to raise the bar in patient experience. It is a privilege to be the first recipient of The Kluber Foundation’s Kluber’s Korner.”

Internationally renowned, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital is a full-service children’s hospital and pediatric academic medical center with experts in 16 medical divisions and 11 surgical specialties who offer nationally ranked care not available at other institutions in the region, including a center dedicated to adolescent and young adult cancer treatment and Northeast Ohio’s only single-site provider of advanced maternal fetal medicine and neonatology services.

Kluber’s Korner is the signature community outreach program of the Kluber Family Foundation, whose mission is to impact the lives of families who have seriously-ill and chronically-ill children by providing them with daily support through life-improving resources and life-changing experiences. These two Kluber’s Korner tech lockers at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, which will be ultimately reside in the facility’s Family Resource Center, could touch the lives of up to 350,000 pediatric patients and family members on a yearly basis.






 
 

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IMPACT

Corey and Amanda have spent time in children’s hospitals and have seen the impact that having a sick child has on the entire family. They hope to connect with these families to help make the road a little easier through their programming.

NEED

Children with serious and chronic illnesses endure constant difficulties. Limited mobility, regular hospital visits, time away from school, financial instability, and painful physical conditions all work to lessen their quality of life.

WHY?

Since joining the Indians in 2011, Corey has become one of the team’s most involved players in the community. Corey and his wife have made numerous visits to Cleveland children’s hospitals and met with many families who have children battling for their lives.

IMPACTING LIVES ONE
FAMILY AT A TIME.

The mission of The Kluber Family Foundation is to impact the lives of families who have seriously ill and chronically ill children, by providing them with daily support through live-improving resources and life-changing experiences.
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