Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club

Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club is a Children's Miracle Network program that brings attention to the important work being done at children’s hospitals by honoring remarkable children who have faced severe medical challenges.

The Champions program designates a champion child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals every year. The 2010 champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, heart transplants and traumas, as well as life-threatening staph infections.

As part of Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, the champions travel for a week in June to Washington, D.C., where champions traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. The family then travels to Orlando, Fla., for a second week in November. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network sponsor, hospital and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

1 comment:

  1. Landon began his journey at Hope Network Rehabilitation Services as an 11-year old recovering from an accidental gun shot injury. When Landon arrived, he began receiving physical, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services to address strength and coordination, visual skills, attention and memory, and routine performance of activities that were disrupted by his injury.

    Now, three months later, Landon has learned a variety of strategies that have helped him overcome obstacles from his accident. His progress has included increased visual and perception skills as well as improvement with self-care and academic performance. His therapists report that Landon is an extremely kind young man who is motivated to achieve his therapy goals regardless of how difficult or painful they can be. "He is a joy to work with," says his Speech-Language Pathologist, "He is outgoing and friendly to all of our clients and loves making our youngest patients laugh. We look forward to watching him continue to grow."

    Hope Newtork Rehabilitation Services