Dear Shodair Family,
I am writing to say thank you!
Because of your support of Shodair Children's Hospital, my son, Jason, is alive and well, despite having been diagnosed as a baby with a rare condition called Phenylketonuria (also knows, as PKU).
Due to PKU, Jason's body cannot break down amino acids and therefore he can't eat the diet so many of his friends, and so many of us, take for granted. Rather, Jason's diet is highly regimented, requiring him to ingest special medical formula to stave off ill effects of his condition and closely monitor his health.
Thanks to the Medical Genetics Department at Shodair, which as provided Jason and my family with support and care, he is conquering what would otherwise be a debilitating condition!
Once again, I want to thank you for for your support. Your generosity allows Shodair Children's Hospital to provide life-changing treatments for other Montana kids like Jason.
To enable children’s hospitals like Shodair to make the very best care available to as many children as possible, Walmart and Sam’s Clubs nationwide are once again partnering with the Children’s Miracle Network to raise funds and awareness for CMN Hospitals and the work they do. The five-week fundraising period at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores begins August 27th and goes through September 30th, featuring sales of virtual and paper balloons and special store-wide activities organized by the associates.
We are extremely proud and thankful to have Walmart and Sam’s Club as one of our top CMN corporate partners. Last year, Walmart and Sam’s Club locations throughout the state of Montana raised over $160,000 which was a $15,000 increase from the previous year’s total.
Since 2009, Miracle Jeans Day has encouraged credit union locations all across the country to trade their traditional work attire for jeans and help raise funds for kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its beginning, Miracle Jeans Day has raised more than $4 million to help fund life-saving medical needs in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Miracle Jeans Day is a day to dress casual to help children and families across Montana. By dressing down and making a donation to Shodair Children’s Hospital, you are helping thousands of patients across the state.
100% OF YOUR DONATIONS GO TO SHODAIR, MONTANA'S ONLY CHILDREN'S MIRALCE NETWORK HOSPITAL!
Spirit of Children chooses to partner with and support Child Life whose main function is to provide developmental, educational and therapeutic support for children undergoing medical treatment. Trained Child Life Specialists help children and their families cope with the many stresses involved when a child is in the hospital. While each hospital is unique in their needs, the money we collect and donate to child life has been used to purchase such educational and entertainment items as: Laptop computers, iPods and iPads, Flat screen TVs, medical education dolls and equipment, and toys designed specifically for children with physical challenges. In addition to toys and equipment, money raised has been used for such things as: funding field trips, adding staff to keep playrooms open longer and on weekends, developing rehabilitative art programs and weekly music therapy programs.
Through the month of October, Great Clips employees and customers are coming together to raise funds for sick and injured kids during their annual in-salon campaign benefiting their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. All funds raised here in Montana will support the patients treated at Shodair Children’s Hospital.
From October 1 through October 31, those who purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon at participating Great Clips salons will receive $2 off their next haircut and directly help Shodair fund uncompensated care, equipment, charitable care, and therapy programs.