Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has been raising funds for hospitals across the United States and Canada — and our very own James and Connie 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 its founding in 1983. In just 38 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 ECU 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.
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Other CMN National Partner Campaigns & Events:
- Panda Express Lunar New Year: January 22
- Dairy Queen Dip it for Kids: March 20
- Ace Hardware Round Up: April 1-30
- Log a Load for Kids Sporting Clays Miracle Shoot: May 5 & 6
- Publix Campaign: May 24 - June 4
- Celebration Broadcast: June 3 & 4
- Walmart Campaign: June 12 - July 14
- Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day: July 27
- Ace Hardware Bucket Days: August 4-6
- Panda Cares Day: August 8
- Extra Life Tabletop Appreciation Weekend: August 19 & 20
- Extra Life: November 4
- Ace Hardware Holiday Round Up: November 1-December 31
Meet Our 2023 Miracle Children
Caesey was born prematurely at 27 weeks weighing just two pounds. He stayed in the NICU at Maynard Children's Hospital for almost three months. Caesey required intense respiratory support as well as neurological interventions which include a reservoir followed by a shunt placement. Today, Caesey is thriving and continues to need follow up and assessments to assist with developmental care.
Madilyn was born prematurely at 27 weeks weighing less than two pounds. She stayed in the NICU for almost three months. During this time, she received respiratory care and support until she could breathe on her own without oxygen. Today, Madilyn continues NICU follow up but his a healthy 10-month-old.
Elijah was admitted to the PICU with RSV. Shortly after his admission, he was intubated and a week later was put on ECMO. During this time, there we several setbacks. Elijah missed several holidays during his stay, including his 5th birthday. He was eventually transferred to inpatient rehab where he learned to walk again. Elijah spent a total of 48 days in the hospital. Today, Elijah is doing great and continues to work with physical and occupational therapy on a weekly basis.
After having frequent headaches, a CT scan in February 2022 showed Parker had Medulloblastoma, a brain tumor. He was admitted to the PICU where he underwent additional testing before having a sub-occipital craniotomy to remove the tumor. Parker received a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. In October 2022, Parker celebrated his completion of treatment but continues to receive therapies. Today, Parker is back in school part time and is enjoying life to the fullest!
Raeleigh as admitted to the Maynard Children's Hospital with COVID-19 symptoms including dehydration, lethargy and abnormal behavior. She was eventually diagnosed with COVID Encephalopathy. During this time, Raeleigh experienced several procedures in the PICU. Eventually, she was transferred to inpatient rehab where she eventually recovered. Today, Raeleigh is a happy and healthy seven year old who loves to sing!