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.
When you visit your local Walmart and purchase products like Pampers Swaddlers, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. With help from our support, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year. Did you know that 1 in 10 kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year? Kids like 6 year old Nathan, an adorable little by who reminds me of my four, only Nathan is being treated at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital for Mitochondrial Disease.
“Lively” and “energetic” are common descriptors of any young boy. But Nathan’s spirited demeanor comes from deep within and with help from his hospital, as he was born with a condition that depletes vital energy levels.
Just a few weeks before his first birthday, Nathan was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, a degenerative disorder that attacks the mitochondria — the source that creates enough energy for the body’s systems to sustain function and support growth. Nathan’s seven specialists ensure he stays on track with oxygen supplementation, daily medication and the placement of a gastric stimulator in his stomach — which he refers to as Ironman’s “arc light.”
While his body may not always have the proper energy, Nate’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease. He has no problem keeping up with his two older sisters, he loves playing on his iPad and he is the biggest Gator fan Florida has to offer.
Miracles happen everyday and you can help children like Nathan, by supporting the Children's Miracle Network. Remember throughout June, at Walmart, your purchase of products like Pampers Swaddlers will help support this amazing network of hospitals and the miracles they preform everyday.
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