Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Doernbecher Childrens Hospital

Cold and Flu Season didn't pass us by this year. Danny got a bad cold which landed us in the Hospital. We are currently at our Home away from Home getting the treatment that Danny needs. We are currently in and will be until friday. 14 day stay this time. Its harder on mom and dad than it is on Danny. We are so looking forward to meeting new friends in DC and have enjoyed reading everyones blog pages. We are going to have so much fun. Memmories of a lifetime.

Danny's mom

Monday, March 15, 2010

Daniel's Story

Age 7
Cystic Fibrosis

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

When Daniel was only 18 months old he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease that causes lung infections and impaired digestion. This lifelong disease has caused Daniel to be pricked with a needle more times than he wishes. Although he is only 7 years old, Daniel is one tough cookie.

“Daniel has spent many weeks at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and has really grown to enjoy going there, which most children would not, considering what they are up against,” said his mom. “We have grown attached to the staff there and also know a few outside of the hospital as well. We are so very thankful.”

While he will continue receiving vest therapy treatments for the rest of his life, Daniel is just enjoying being a kid. He loves dinosaurs and dressing up like any superhero. He is a friend to all, especially girls, and usually sparks the conversation with “what’s up” and a wink.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

About Walmart and Sam’s Club

Wal-Mart has supported Children’s Miracle Network since 1987. Since then, Children’s Miracle Network and Wal-Mart have worked tirelessly together to help children by raising money for children’s hospitals. Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members have raised more than $500 million for children’s hospitals during the 23 year relationship. This is the second year Walmart and Sam’s Club have sponsored the Champions program.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club

Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club is a Children's Miracle Network program that brings attention to the important work being done at children’s hospitals by honoring remarkable children who have faced severe medical challenges.

The Champions program designates a champion 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 2010 champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, heart transplants and traumas, as well as life-threatening staph infections.

As part of Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, the champions travel for a week in June to Washington, D.C., where champions traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. The family then travels to Orlando, Fla., for a second week in November. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network sponsor, hospital and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.