The Hixson Flight Museum, whose mission is to increase the awareness of aviation through the flight of historic aircraft while supporting the local children’s hospital, recently gave a $1,000 donation to be used for equipment and education in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Attending the check presentation were (from left to right) Tennessee state Sen. Bo Watson; Terri Woodruff, manager of the PICU; David Davis, board secretary for the Hixson Flight Museum; and Angie Davis, board member of the Hixson Flight Museum. (Photo: Contributed)

The Hixson Flight Museum recently donated $1,000 to the pediatric intensive care unit at Children's Hospital at Erlanger.

The donation will go toward education efforts and purchasing equipment for the unit. 

Children’s Hospital PICU is the highest level of intensive care for children in the region, officials said. The staff and physicians are especially trained to provide immediate care for the most critically ill or injured children. 

The Hixson Flight Museum collected the donation from various events and programs. Since opening in May 2010, the independent, nonprofit flight museum has made other donations to the hospital.