Miracle week raising funds

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

CoxHealth giving children ‘giggle boxes’ for $100 donations

Miracle Week is just around the corner, and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CoxHealth is aiming to make a difference for local kids and their families every single day.

Miracle Week is an opportunity for community members to make donations that will provide medical care and assistance when they’re needed most.

“These are very challenging times for children because of COVID-19, RSV and mental health issues,” said Tim Siebert, executive director of CMN Hospitals at CoxHealth. “We want to do all we can do to help ease these and other health related burdens so local children can thrive.”

This year Miracle Weeks runs from Monday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 5.

Once again this year, the Miracle Network will be distributing “Giggle Boxes,” packages filled with toys and games, to hospitalized children with every $100 donation.

Donations during Miracle week may go toward the Special Needs fund, which offers direct financial assistance for special medical needs that are not covered by private insurance or Medicare, including prosthetics, wheelchairs, leg braces, hearing aids, prescriptions travel expenses for out-of-town doctor’s appointments and other needs; Family care Grants, which provide financial assistance for families whose children have been hospitalized or need specialized therapy; Educational programs, including Wasted, an anti-drinking and driving campaign, Never Shake a Baby to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome, and CARDIAC Kids, a program that identifies area children at risk for developing heart disease diabetes and teaches them how to live a healthy life and other educational programs focusing on car seat, water and bicycle safety; the CARE Mobile, a mobile health clinic providing health screenings and immunizations to children who have limited access to health; CoxHealth’s Child Life Program, a four-person team dedicated to helping create a sense of normalcy for kids who are hospitalized, thereby aiding the healing process; and school-based telemedicine, which allows local kids to receive health care at school and get back to class more quickly.

In addition to monetary donations, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals at CoxHealth also accepts stocks and bonds, real estate, personal property life insurance policies, certificates of deposit, retirement funds as well as bequests from estates. All donations help local children, giving a great benefit to families across the region.

“Because CoxHealth funds the operating costs of our local CMN hospitals office, 100 percent of gifts and proceeds benefit children right here in the Ozarks,” Siebert said.

For more information or to make a donation, call 800-856-7978 or visit www.coxhealthcmn.com.

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