Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. To show support for the organization and the one in 10 kids in North America who are treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 in the month of June. This month, by purchasing products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals helps provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year
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
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has helped children like Grayson, who shares his story below:
Pennsylvania – Grayson
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Brain Stem Tumor and Lawnmower Accident
Age 4 (as of 11/30/14)
When Katy Perry belts out the lyric, “I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar!” Grayson can’t help but sing along with her. He loves her song “Roar” and can certainly relate to it.
When Grayson was only 2 years old, he started complaining the room was spinning. Fast forward several weeks to his diagnosis: an inoperable brain tumor and the start of chemotherapy to shrink or maintain the tumor’s size. Less than a year later, Grayson suffered from another devastating injury: he was in a lawnmower accident that resulted in the loss of four toes and partial amputation of his foot.
Praised for his optimistic attitude, Grayson hasn’t let these traumatic events get him down. He thinks of himself as the comic book character Iron Man, and lovingly refers to his primary oncologist as Dr. Octopus. Just like Iron Man, Grayson has turned his own medical challenge into an opportunity to fight back.
If this is an organization you could get behind, visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation today! I am so lucky that, so far, Natalie has had a healthy journey in life, and I never take that for granted. But I know that not everyone is that lucky, and that there are children who are suffering from various illness, conditions, ailments, accidents, in hospitals all across America every day.
Do you or anyone you know have a personal journey with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals? If not, how has Grayson's story touched you?
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