The 2011 Children's Miracle Network broadcast on WRDW-TV Channel 12 celebrated nearly $858,000 in donations for Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center.
For Ty, it was bone cancer; for Hannah, respiratory failure; for Mallory, seizures, and for Omari, a triple whammy of sickle cell disease, Down syndrome and a heart valve defect. These kids are just a sampling of patients from all over the Southeast, separated by circumstances and geography, but sharing the common denominator of illnesses that led them to the same place – Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center, one of the nation’s best hospitals for quality pediatric care.
Patients and families will share their experiences at the GHS Children’s Medical Center during the 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration, a telethon that will broadcast live from the hospital lobby from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 3 on WRDW-TV Channel12. This special event celebrates the funds raised by sponsors and donors to benefit programs and services at GHS Children’s Medical Center, the area's only children's hospital. In addition, hospital staff, local volunteers and celebrities from Channel 12 will man the Knology-provided phone bank, accepting donations for the medical center during the fundraiser.
The broadcast will include video tours of the hospital; conversations with patients, donors and staff; and recognition of committed sponsors. Viewers also will get a first-hand look at the specialized care found only at a children’s hospital, including the pediatric transport team that cares for critically ill babies and children during ambulance rides and life flights and the Child Life specialists who interact with patients daily to take their minds off being in the hospital.
More than $858,000 was raised in 2011 for the not-for-profit GHS Children’s Medical Center. The hospital has been a beneficiary of Children’s Miracle Network proceeds since 1986. Donations have helped fund the many resources needed to enhance and maintain the quality of care children receive – everything from bandages to precision surgical instruments. For more information or to make a donation, call 706-721-4004, or visit giving.georgiahealth.edu.
The 154-bed Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center is the second-largest children's hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children.