Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champions

Champions is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals program that brings attention to the important work being done at its 170 children’s hospitals. It does this by honoring 51 remarkable kids who have faced severe medical challenges, and helping them tell their stories.

The Champions program designates a child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The Champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The 2011 Champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, organ transplants and traumas, as well as various types of cancer.

The Champions travel for a week in October, first to Washington, D.C., where they traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. They then take a private chartered flight, provided by Delta Air Lines, to Orlando, Fla. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsors, hospital representatives and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! I hope you are having tons of fun and family time! Next month is the big Champion Kickoff at a local Walmart! Its going to be at the Walmart on Carlisle & Manual. We hope to see you there! Its going to be a fun and excited year!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kyle's Story

Age 17

New Mexico
University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital

Bone Cancer

Kyle has his future perfectly planned. First, he’s going to work for a cancer-related company. Second, he’s going to become the President of the United States. If anyone has the motivation and strength to reach these ambitious goals, it’s Kyle.

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a common form of bone cancer, Kyle has been through 18 rounds of chemotherapy, two lung operations and a major leg operation. His leg operation included removing and replacing his knee, four inches of his femur and eight inches of his tibia with stainless steel. Kyle stayed positive every step of the way.

Known as “the future politician,” Kyle is outgoing, energetic and always has a smile. If you ask him about his disease Kyle will tell you, “I had cancer, cancer never had me.”