Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children each year for every disease and condition imaginable and provide more than $2.5 billion in charitable care annually. St. Francis Health underwrites all fundraising expenses for Children's Miracle Network so 100 percent of all the money donated goes to the families and children who need money to cover medical costs.
Application for Assistance.
St. Francis Children's Miracle Network contributions have been used for:
- Wheelchairs and wheelchair lifts
- Leg braces and walkers
- Bi-lateral hearing aids for children with severe hearing loss
- A/C window units for children with respiratory needs
- Orthodontics for a child with severe teeth deformities
- Telescopic glasses for a child with blindness
- Communication devices
- Infant formula for a child with digestive problems
- Reimbursement for travel and transportation expenses to other health centers for specialized care
- Daycare for a special needs child whose parents could not afford to stay home
- Fetal monitors (monitor babies during labor)
- Educational training films for Pediatric and NewLife Center staff
- Stuffed animals to comfort children in the Emergency Room
- Parent cots for overnight stays at the hospital
- Video games for the Pediatric Play Room
St. Francis Children's Miracle Network provides a broad range of medically necessary items for children in need ... items typically NOT covered by insurance.
St. Francis Children's Miracle Network provides assistance for the following counties:
Meet a Few CMN Recipients
Rainy is a lively two-year old who has undergone 13 brain surgeries and will probably have more. She is clinically diagnosed with cerebral degeneration (brain damage) and epilepsy (seizures). St. Francis CMN was able to help her family with travel expenses to out-of-town specialist appointments and utility bills.
Steven attends Stout Elementary School. He receives breathing treatments and tube feedings twice daily in the classroom and has frequent upper respiratory infections and occasional seizures. St. Francis CMN was able to purchase a speech prosthesis and accessories for him so he can communicate better with his teachers and parents.
Kelsey and Gracie
Kelsey and Gracie are sisters who were both born with severe hearing problems and who both received cochlear implants through St. Francis CMN. After receiving the implants, Kelsey went from signing to speaking and is now mainstreamed in a regular school. With assistance from CMN, the girls have received a home computer that will help them with speech therapy and communication skills.
Isaiah was born with a complicated heart defect, a cleft palate and a severe digestive problem. He has undergone six surgeries. St. Francis CMN provided Isaiah with a sleep apnea monitor and a pulse oxymeter to keep close track of his breathing, as well as specialized formula that was gentle on his digestive system. St. Francis CMN helped purchase a special chair that will help him with his posture and physical therapy.