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There’s Still Time to Change a Child’s Life

Wednesday, March 12, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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Meet Dylan
After surviving a 17-foot fall from a second story bedroom window resulting in a stroke and left Dylan with a fractured skull, Dylan was flown to his local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital where an emergency craniectomy was performed.

Dylan's prognosis was dim: he had to survive 72 critical hours before doctors would discuss survival possibilities with his frightened family.  Several exhausting days later, Dylan was brought out of his coma and showed promising signs of recovery. Additional brain surgery and physical therapy were required to get Dylan back on track. Upon returning to preschool, Dylan was temporarily restricted from the monkey bars, swings and the slide so children took turns playing with him in the sandbox.

Funds in Action
Dylan is now a happy, thriving boy.  Donations to CMN Hospitals helped support the pediatric physical therapists who helped Dylan, as well as the neurosurgery equipment and physical therapy programs used to help him recover.

Your participation will help kids just like Dylan, but right in your own backyard. Donations from you go to Kansas Children's Miracle Network Hospitals:
  • KU Medical Center, Kansas City
  • St. Francis Health Center, Topeka
  • Via Christi Hospitals, Wichita
Get Involved
The CU4Kids coin drive is an easy way to support your local CMN Hospital. Order your Change a Child’s Life coin canisters today and raise funds to help kids like Dylan.