In 2010 and 2011, NYEE’s Climbing for Sight and Sound campaign raised nearly $40,000 in support of New York Eye and Ear’s services for children, to help make New York Eye and Ear’s critical care expertise accessible to children and families, who do not always have the financial means to benefit from our services. More than 30% of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary patients are children who come to us from around the world for specialized care of complex disorders of the eye, ear, nose and throat, or in need reconstructive surgery to correct congenital defects.
This campaign was inspired by Dr. Schantz’s climbs to the summit of Mt. Baker, the “Ice-King of the North Cascades” in Washington State, and to the top of Mt. Rainer, the highest volcano and largest glaciated mountain in the United States. Thank you to everyone who helped support this effort!
As if his mountaineering efforts were not challenging enough, Dr. Schantz also is a member of the physician faculty of Expedition Medicine, an international humanitarian effort that makes medical care available to wilderness areas that are far from advanced medical facilities.
In 2011, Dr. Schantz took part in an “expedition medical team” for Expedition Medicine’s climb of Mt. Everest, joining with other mountaineer physicians from around the world to make their medical expertise available to underserved remote communities in Nepal.
If you are interested in helping support our pediatric services, please visit our secure online donation page. All gifts are fully tax-deductible.If you have any questions, please call our Office of Development & External Affairs at 212-979-4019.