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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Hero, Lindsay Schmidt

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La Crosse, Wisconsin (WXOW)  Lindsay Schmidt spent 77 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital.   She needed blood transfusions, oxygen and countless procedures to stay alive.   She also had a serious surgery on both her eyes when she was 4.

We were invited to her home to learn more about Lindsay and were amazed to meet a young girl who truly cared for the well being of others especially the other kids being served by Gundersen Lutheran.

Lindsay Schmidt is anything but a typical 10 year old.  She has compassion for others and worries about other kids that CMN is helping.

She weighed a little under 3 lbs and had so many health issues that her mother calls her the million dollar baby. It's hard to believe that 10 years ago Lindsay was the size of a ketchup bottle. 

Lindsay is an inspiration to all who know her.  She's taught lessons in perseverance and faith.  Her Mom says everyone that knows her says she's a good person and her teachers say she's a good friend.

Today, Lindsay is excited and proud to be a CMN Hospitals Hero.  She gives her time and energy to the CMN cause and pays it forward by raising money to help other pre-term babies. Lindsay also enjoys helping at Crescent Printing's annual golf outing that benefits CMN. 

CMN does year round fundraising to raise money-everything from a Radiothon to book and bake sales.  Their next big event is the 5th Annual Emerald Ball on April 5th.

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