At the end of each steel project, The Erection Company (TEC) creates a “topping out” T-shirt for their crew. This time, after the topping out celebration for the Building Hope expansion, TEC invited Children’s patients to submit designs for the T-shirt. Working with Children’s Child Life team, patients of all ages submitted a variety of design ideas. Although all of the designs were fantastic, only one winner could be chosen: 11-year-old Zoe Ballard-Huffman.

“When I told Zoe she had won, she was surprised, excited and very happy,” says Lisa Bifelt, Zoe’s mom. “Zoe was an outpatient when the construction was going on, but she had been going to school at Children’s for close to two months while recovering from her liver transplant in July. Zoe loves art so this is pretty exciting for her.”

Along with the TEC crew, all of the kids who entered the contest will receive a T-shirt.

Thanks to TEC for being such a great partner and making the construction process so much fun for patients and families!