The Hunny Bunny Project
Jack and Krista Murtha created "The Hunny Bunny Project" to celebrate the life of their daughter, Katherine Elizabeth, who faced a congenital heart defect with strength and determination. Katie spent eight of her ten months of life at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital (PMCH) and St. Vincent Women's Hospital. One of the happiest events during her stay was when a staff member introduced Katie to a mobile. The colorful sea animals rotating in a circle above the crib enthralled and fascinated her for the rest of her life. In a world filled with needles and pain, the joy this simple object created was priceless. We wanted to help other children have such an experience.
The mission of "The Hunny Bunny Project" is to ease the hardship of illness and improve the quality of life for kids at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital and St. Vincent Women's Hospital. When Katie arrived at the NICU, the unit did not have a single working mobile. Thanks to those who support "The Hunny Bunny Project", PMCH and the NICU received hundreds of items, including scores of mobiles. The St. Vincent Foundation generously covers all transaction costs. Every cent given to "The Hunny Bunny Project" goes to the kids. Katie's fighting spirit will live on by helping other kids overcome their struggles.