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Did you know that Walmart and Pampers have teamed up?! They are donating $200,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) in June of 2015! How amazing is that? Visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation. Your support helps provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year. That is so very important. One in 10 kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year. Every day, member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms. Every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children. U.S. members hospitals provided $3.4 billion in charity care in 2012.
Below is a story from a local child that was helped by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Please share her story so others know that every little bit counts!
New York – Sophia
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation, Epilepsy
Age 12 (as of 11/30/14)
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.
CMN Hospitals Funds in Action: Rehabilitation programs funded by CMN Hospitals, such as poetry-writing workshops and those that encourage personal expression, have helped Sophia through her recovery.
Visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation.
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