Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals With Your Pampers Purchase
This post is sponsored by Walmart & Pampers. All of the thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are 100% my very own. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.
Dozens of vacuum cleaners line the walls of Will’s home, and he’ll impress you by rattling off the make and model of each one. But his unlikely passion for the household appliance is less surprising than the fact that he beat a grim diagnosis with a 5 percent survival rate. Will was only 2 years old when a large mass was discovered on his liver, triggering several rounds of intense chemotherapy and the removal of 75 percent of the organ. It was a happy day when doctors declared he was in remission, but Will is still facing aftereffects — both physical and emotional — of the disease. Medications caused numbness in Will’s hands, legs and feet, forcing him to relearn how to walk. He also had to overcome fears that everyone he encountered would inflict pain. With the love and support of his family, Will is tackling one obstacle at a time. He looks forward to a bright future that, hopefully, includes running his own vacuum shop one day.
The first time I saw Will’s picture I immediately saw my own son in him… with the light blonde hair and charming blue eyes. His smile overfilled my heart with joy as I studied the picture and saw a sweet young boy still able to express happiness despite his circumstance… I can only hope to have an ounce of that bravery if ever in his shoes. Children are so resilient and positive, even during difficult times, we as adults could learn so much from them. I just couldn’t imagine the hardships, sadness and obstacles this family is facing. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital was able to help ease some of this family’s burden because of those that generously donate to their cause. Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s funds helped cover Will’s pharmacy bills and also paid for a pediatric hematology oncology research laboratory that will benefit kids like him for many years to come.
Information about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
- Your support helps provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year
- One in 10 kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year
- Every day, member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms
- Every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children
- U.S. members hospitals provided $3.4 billion in charity care in 2012
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. To show support for the organization and the one in 10 kids in North America who are treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 in the month of June! By purchasing products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Make sure to visit the Walmart website for more information and to make your own donation!