Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

 

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has been raising funds for hospitals across the United States and Canada — and our very own Maynard Children’s Hospital is one of them. All of the money raised through the local CMN Hospitals program stays right here in eastern North Carolina to support sick and injured children in our community.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals was founded with two simple goals. The first is to help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals. The second is to keep those funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically since it’s founding in 1983. In just 34 years Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has evolved into the dominant organization actively providing better health care for all children. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has grown into a tremendous year-round effort involving thousands of organizations, businesses, and individuals raising funds through special events and promotions.

Locally, as a fundraising program of the Vidant Health Foundation, 100% of the money raised by the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program stays right here in eastern North Carolina to support Maynard Children’s Hospital and the 29 counties it serves. Our children’s hospital treats children with all types of illnesses and injuries, including cancer, heart, muscular, birth defects, cerebral palsy, and traumatic injuries.

Click here to read our Fall 2019 Newsletter.

Click here to read our Spring 2019 Newsletter.

For questions please contact cmninfo@vidanthealth.com or 252-847-5437.

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Upcoming Events

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Update on the 35th Annual Celebration Broadcast:

Given the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, we are sad to announce that the 35th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Celebration Broadcast scheduled to be held on May 29 & 31 will not be able to happen this year in its traditional format. This event is vital to our mission not only for the dollars it generates, but just as important, for the opportunity to share with our loyal donors and supporters the impact their donations and efforts make in the lives of thousands of sick and injured children throughout eastern North Carolina.

We are excited to announce our longtime partner, WITN will be helping continue our efforts by hosting the CMN Month of Miracles in June. Stay tuned throughout the month for updates as to how CMN dollars impact care for kids at James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital along with in-depth news stories the week of June 22 – 26, followed by an 1-hour special on Saturday, June 27th at 7pm.  If you would like to make a donation today, please click here or new this year, you can sign up by clicking here to join our “virtual CMN Month of Miracles” fundraising efforts and invite family and friends to join you in helping make miracles happen!

Kids Can’t Wait!

Meet Our 2020 Miracle Children

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Blake Collie was an energetic 8-year-old enjoying the last day of summer with his family at the pool when he got a terrible headache. His local emergency department saw a brain aneurysm on a scan, and he was air lifted to VMC. Upon landing, he immediately went into surgery to get drains put in to relieve the pressure in his brain. He spent 25 days in the Pediatric ICU, followed by 25 days in rehab where he re-learned to walk and talk. Now, he’s back to enjoying life with his parents and siblings!

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Leonardo Aquilar was born prematurely at 30 weeks with many issues along his gastrointestinal tract. He had surgery at 3 days old to fix a fistula and eventually had a g-tube, ostomy and surgeries to fix the hernia and esophagus. He went home after about 3 months. When he was 8 months old, he was admitted back to the hospital for respiratory distress and ended up spending another 4 months, including having a trach put in. This past June, he was able to wean off his ventilator and is now able to vocalize and eat by mouth!

Major

Major Woods was 4 when he started bruising easily and complained of his legs hurting. After multiple trips to the ER, a blood test confirmed that he had b-cell lymphoblastic leukemia. He has spent the past 18 months in and out of the hospital receiving treatment and is now in a 3.5 year maintenance phase. He is back in school now and loves everything Transformers!

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Molly and Lucy Davis were born prematurely at 24 weeks and weighed just 1 lb 9 oz. They overcame numerous infections and surgeries during their stay, and after 128 days in the hospital, they got to go home. They just celebrated their 1st birthday and are doing great. They are hitting all their milestones and have a very bright future!

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Olivia Thorn was 14 years old when a large mass was discovered in her brain. Fortunately, it was benign and not a cancerous tumor, but still required 2 neurosurgeons to remove it. They were unsure what residual effects the surgery would have, but luckily, there have been none, and she continues her passion of cross country running and just got her learner’s permit!