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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. In the month of June, Pampers and Wal-Mart have teamed up to donate $200,000 to CMNH. You can be a part of this!
· Your support 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
I encourage you to read the story of my friend who I met online, Sally Shuler O’Kelley and her son Owen. Her son is a perfectly happy bouncing toddler. Most children who are seen are living healthy lives but in those moments of doubt, concern, and fear, CMNH is there for you and your family
. “My first experience with our local Miracle Network hospital, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, was as a patient. My broken foot earned me appointments to various departments all over the hospital. Even at a young age, I noticed the excellent treatment that the staff gave towards me and my parents. During my first visit to the therapy department, I told my mom, “THIS is what I’m going to do when I grow up, and I want to do it here!”
Years later, I did indeed become a therapist and completed my internship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. My opinion of this hospital did not change throughout my internship. I was still convinced that it was a superior environment, both for a patient AND an employee. A few MORE years later, I took my own little bundle to my doctor, concerned. The doctor told me calmly that my son appeared to have a stomach condition that required emergency surgery. They loaded us back into our car and told us to head to ACH. I was terrified.
I walked in the front door and told them my name, and someone came right out to take us to our first stop. I never felt overwhelmed. Somebody met us at each stop and led us to our next location. They comforted us, informed us, and cared for us before, during, and after the surgery. No employee of Arkansas Children’s Hospital left our room without first asking “Is there anything you need?” We were so thankful for them but hoped it would be the last time we spent time there.
However, a few months later, we were rushing into the emergency department, after our baby suffered a fall. The nurses, doctors, and other staff were so caring and calm. When his condition began to decline, they were very quick and efficient and ran several tests. The scans showed that our son did not, in fact, have any serious damage to his head or neck. We were so relieved, but after we arrived at home, he began to show more and more symptoms. The nurses on the phone assured us this was within normal limits but told us we were welcome to come back. Though the scans showed no problems, they treated us with the utmost respect and comforted us. They never made us feel like we were overreacting or being an inconvenience to them. I looked at the doctor with tears in my eyes and said, “There is something wrong with my baby,” and he did not hesitate. He said “Ok! I trust you,” and admitted us for observation.
Again, the nurses, aides, and other staff bent over backward to make sure we were taken care of, down to the smallest details. We went home forty-eight hours later with a happy, healthy baby. A year later, we are still so thankful for the amazing experience we had. After almost fifteen years as a patient, a student, and a parent at a Miracle Network Hospital, I have no doubts that, as they claim, Arkansas Children’s Hospital is truly “A place of Care, Love, and Hope!””
By purchasing products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s MiracleNetwork Hospitals. Make your donation here. If you or your child have ever been a patient of a CMNH, we would love to hear about it in the comments!
“The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.”
Welcome to the Buy Baby Essentials Giveaway. Sponsored by P&G. One lucky winner will win a $25 Wal-mart gift card to buy whatever they may need! You can buy diapers, groceries, or even toys! The sky is the limit as long as it’s carried in Wal-Mart!
Open to residents 18+ in United States. Come back daily for extra entries for daily secret word or tweeting! Winner has (48) hours from time of being notified to claim prize or another winner may be selected. Winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received.
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Author: Nichole Arnold
I’m the owner of Mommy Needs a Bottle . I’m a 30- something wine enthusiast that resides in Tampa, FL. I love family traditions, traveling, cooking, baking, reading, fashion, tattoos, beauty products, and being a Mommy! I have a background in marketing, public relations, copywriting, and sales.