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‘Tis the Season for Reflection

This holiday season, we’re getting sentimental as we reflect on the year ahead and the year we’ll soon leave behind. We can’t help but smile when we think of the gratitude we have for all the children’s health supporters that help kids across Canada live better. Thank you for making miracles happen.

What kind of miracles are we talking about?

Children’s Miracle Network raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund research, education & prevention, critical needs, special programs/services and equipment.

Our various fundraising partners, programs and member hospitals support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. This support is shaping the healthcare landscape for children across Canada, as the 14 children’s hospitals care for more than 2.3 million patients each year.

Funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals can be seen in many ways. A new defibrillator with a CPR feedback system that saved a baby’s life in Calgary. A new MRI machine in Toronto for diagnosing congenital heart defects. Early intervention and treatment in Ottawa for children with hearing loss. A new transport incubator in London that carried 161 newborns to the neonatal intensive care unit. And new Giraffe Omni-Beds in Winnipeg for the more than 700 premature babies seen each year in neonatal intensive care. These are only a few examples of the many ways that funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network can support advancements in children’s healthcare.

As we embark on this journey of reflection, we will pay tribute to the hospitals and partners that have helped make an impact on the lives of Canadian children. Stay on the lookout for posts to follow as we wrap up 2018.