First of all, thank you for visiting my page and supporting my efforts to raise funds for The Children's Miracle Network. I am so honored to be back as a Miracle Maker again for the third year!
So, what is my why?
Well, when I was just 9 months old I underwent surgery to correct an issue that was causing kidney damage. But, by the time I was 7 years old I had only 36% function in one kidney and 64% in the other. We quickly learned I would need another operation to prevent further kidney damage. However, this time I was sent to UF Health Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville, Florida - A Children's Miracle Network Hospital! Since that surgery at 7 years old I have had no additional complications or further damage to my kidneys. And most importantly, I have been able to lead a perfectly normal life! Unfortunately, this is not the case for so many children and I believe that all children deserve to grow up and reach their full potential.
What is The Children's Miracle Network?
Now that you know my why, what exactly is The Children's Miracle Network? The Children's Miracle Network is a network of 170 children's hospitals across North America. They provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year. In fact, 62 children enter a Children's Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute. They also provide $3.4 billion in charity care every year to help all kids live happily ever after. The best part of all of this is that the donations go to hospitals to use where they need it most, so no donation goes to waste. And, for every $1 donated they turn it into $10 worth of donations to its member hospitals!
So, if you are able, please consider joining me to help give kids a second chance at their own happily ever after. If you are unable to help, please share my story with your friends and social networks. Thank you again for visiting my page!