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Children's Miracle Network

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205 West 700 South Salt Lake City UT 84101 USA

Mission:

Children's miracle network (d/b/a "children's miracle network hospitals") works to save kids' lives by raising funds and awareness for children's hospitals across north america.

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Funds raised through children's miracle network hospitals campaigns and programs are unusual for two key reasons:1. Funds stay in the community where they are donated; and2. Hospitals receive the funds as unrestricted, meaning they can use donations however they see fit, hospitals assess their current and future needs to determine where help is needed most. Funds are most commonly used for equipment purchases, research, charitable care and education. The children's miracle network hospitals donation structure providescontributors with the assurance their donations help kids in the localcommunity for the most pressing needs. In 2014, the combined efforts of children's miracle network hospitalsand its partners raised more than $337 million to help kids at memberhospitals. Children's miracle network hospitals donations aredistributed as discretionary funds to each hospital, allowing them toaddress the most critical children's healthcare needs in theirrespective communities. Each year, the 170 member hospitals of children's miracle networkhospitals provide medical care to more than 10 million children throughmore than 32 million patient visits for cancer, heart problems, birthdefects, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, muscular dystrophy and many otherserious illnesses and injuries. The list of what children's miracle network hospitals funds havepurchased is exhaustive, but the following examples are just a few waysdonations have made an impact in communities throughout north america:medical equipmentfrom premature infants to growing teenagers, children's hospitalsprovide the vast majority of highly specialized care for children withcomplex and rare conditions, in addition to routine and emergencycases. All equipment must be customized to kids of every age and size,greatly multiplying the expenses incurred at children's hospitals. Facilities and equipment that children's miracle network hospitals funds have provided includes:st. Louis children's hospitalcmn hospital's fundraising supports the child health outreach efforts of st. Louis children's hospital through their healthy kids express, mobile pediatric units that provide health care services for children in underserved communities. Funds also support child life services, music therapy, art therapy and school programs. Cmn hospitals helps local kids at ssm cardinal glennon children's medical center by supporting the bob costas cancer center, dana brown neonatal intensive care unit and the knights of columbus development center. Cmn hospitals fundraising supports the child life program at children's hospital erlanger which is integral to providing the specialized, family centered care our patients need. Cmn hospitals funds have also enabled the renovation of all 49 inpatient rooms at children's hospital at erlanger. Cmn hospitals fundraising supports expansion of our services to children in a 30,000 square mile radius currently underserved. We are expanding outreach of subspecialists by taking providers and services closer to patients in their own communities. Researchresearch efforts at children's hospitals have led to new discoveriesand deeper understanding of pediatric illnesses and injuries, which areswiftly translated into advances in clinical practice and betteroutcomes for patients. The children's discovery institute, a partnership between st. Louis children's hospital and washington university school of medicine, will accelerate cures for the most life-threatening diseases of childhood through collaborative and interdisciplinary research.

children's miracle network hospitals has cultivated relationships witha wide range of national corporate and media partners to createawareness of the needs of children's hospitals and public educationprograms. National public awareness is generated through radio andtelevision programming, often focusing on the stories of children andtheir families who have experienced serious illnesses or injuries andwere cared for at a local children's hospital. Key children's miracle network hospital public education and awarenesscampaigns in 2014 include:-children's miracle network hospitals telethons;-children's miracle network hospitals radiothons;-children's miracle network hospitals champions program, where onechild from each state is selected to serve as an ambassador, meetingwith media, congressional representatives and others to share theimportant work of children's hospitals;-children's hospitals heroes segments produced by fox owned & operatedstations;-community event outreach from the hundreds of miss americaorganization titleholders who serve as ambassadors for children'smiracle network hospitals, the official charity platform of theorganization; and-out-of-home advertisements through the ooh for good program that call attention to charitable needs of children's hospitals. Children helped in 2014more than 10 million kids are treated at member hospitals every year. A few examples of patients who have benefited from children's miracle network hospitals funds:kenzie may be tiny, but she is mighty. Just after turning 1, kenzie suddenly collapsed, paralyzed. Her spinal cord was swollen, putting pressure on her vertebrae and skull. Surgery relieved the pressure so kenzie could move again and doctors concluded she had achondroplasia, also known as disproportionate dwarfism. Kenzie has had no serious problems since that surgery, and doesn't allow her short stature to limit what she can do. In fact, she wants to do everything: sing, dance, play with her dolls, help cook and feed the family's rabbits, cats, dogs and horses. She is simply a little person living in a big person's world. While her size and doll-like features turn heads, her family uses others' curiosities as an opportunity to educate them on her condition and all she has overcome. As for the energetic kenzie, nothing holds her back. "i do it myself," she insists. Cmn hospitals funds support a variety of pediatric specialists, including those who treated and diagnosed kenzie. Sept. 20, 2014 is a day taylor's family won't soon forget. While driving home from a visit to grandma's, a deer appeared in the headlights and they swerved, hitting a utility pole. Everyone was startled but appeared unharmed. Taylor, then age 5, began coughing and said his stomach hurt so, as a precaution, he was transported to the hospital. His intestinal injuries were so severe that the surgeon summoned his family to say goodbye. Just then, taylor's heartbeat returned and he was stabilized. The next few weeks were touch and go as he had multiple surgeries, but taylor's internal organs miraculously began showing signs of healing. Taylor now has scars and subsequent issues that will keep him returning to the hospital for the rest of his life, but all signs point to him being active again soon. He's enjoyed keeping up with his schoolwork - especially math - and can't wait to get back on the basketball court and soccer field. State-of-the-art operation room technologies, a pediatric radiology program and child life services made possible by cmn hospitals donations saved and improved taylor's life after a car accident. Deonc loves clothes, shoes and fashion shows as much as any girl her age, but she's not just any girl. She refers to herself as "mommy's special, smart girl. " deonc was born with jarcho-levin syndrome, a rare genetic disorder with fewer than 120 cases reported since 1938. Most children with this condition never make it past their second birthday because their chest cavity is too small to accommodate growing lungs. Despite her initial prognosis, deonc continues to defy the odds and is paving the way for other children born with this condition in the future. She now attends a mainstream elementary school and although she has a long road ahead of her, doctors hope that one day she no longer will need a ventilator. They are certain she will live life to the fullest because she never lets anything stop her. Cmn hospitals donations helped cover deonc's medical expenses after her father lost his job and along with it, the family's health insurance coverage. About the networkas an umbrella organization for 170 children's hospitals, children's miracle network hospitals provides comprehensive education, support, information and resources to its network for raising funds, creating awareness and public education programs for children's healthcare needs and the important work of the hospitals caring for them. To join the network, a hospital signs a membership agreement and is provided with an annual education conference; regional conferences, monthly national conference calls; online education, information and networking tools; publications, training and program content for radio and television sponsors; and training support for affiliates in national programs as appropriate and necessary to achieve the organization's purposes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is the greatest non profit organization out there for Children. They are always making sure that no child get turned away from the health care they need. They touch 17 million children each year. I am a personal witness that miracles come from this great organization!!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fund a lot more research that needs to be done to help kids stay healthy each and every day. Every child would feel more comfortable while in the hospital. There could also be a lot of classes teaching preventive care and teaching children to stay healthy

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

 
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