Each day I wish, and hope, no family ever had a need to use places like the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Knowing that hospitals have been created specifically to help children, it breaks my heart. A world where we need hospitals just to take care of sick children is a world that’s just unfair. However, life is unfair, and the need for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital is a reality.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
Reality in this day, and age, means we have a need for amazing networks to help serve many sick children. Way too many sick children, if you ask me. Every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children throughout the network. Every single day of the year, member hospitals treat 16,000 kids in emergency rooms. One in TEN kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The entire network relies on donations, because every last penny helps.
Walmart and Pampers are donating $200,000 to CMNH this month. Yes, June of 2015, Walmart and Pampers are both committed to helping Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and that makes me happy to help spread the word! So many kids need help, and so many have been helped.
…she knew something wasn’t right with her youngest daughter.
When Sophia’s mother saw her through the school bus window, she knew something wasn’t right with her youngest daughter. Sophia had trouble descending the school bus steps, and by the time mom, and daughter, crossed the street and entered their home, Sophia’s face was drooping and she’d lost feeling and function on the left side of her body.
Sophia was whisked to Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, where she was diagnosed with an abnormal tangle of arteries and veins. Her brain was hemorrhaging, and she needed emergency neurosurgery to save her life.
Since that fateful Autumn day in 2011, Sophia has undergone a second neurosurgery to care for another malformation. Despite these challenges, today she is doing well. She uses her own medical journey as inspiration for other children, and families, facing similar circumstances. The way Sophia sees the world, there’s always reason for hope, and optimism.
Sophia is a November baby! She turned 12 years of age on the 30th of November, and we all know how much I love all those November babies. It breaks my heart knowing she’s battling with Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation, and Epilepsy. However, knowing that donations being made to her local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital makes my heart a little less broken. She’s getting the help she needs, and it’s all thanks to donations from everyone who is inspired by her story, and so many other stories.
PS-Also notice Sophia is wearing our favorite color around here: ORANGE!
Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.