Five Coulee Region children are proving themselves to be everyday heroes in the community, and are getting the chance to bear their capes of honor.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a service of Gundersen Medical Foundation introduced their 2018-19 heroes at a celebration in their honor. These are children who are battling diseases like cancer and diabetes, yet still, inspire those around them with strength and positivity.
Throughout the year, these five children will serve as ambassadors for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
As 14-year-old Maddy Frank, one of the new heroes explains, the organization raises money to help children and their families that need it most in the La Crosse area.
"If you have a child or family member that has medical issues, like with medical needs, need to buy equipment, or pills, or transportation, and you contact them, they can help you, and give you the money to set you on your way and help your child thrive," Maddy Frank explained.
She says CMNH not only helped her in a time of need but lifted a burden off her parents' shoulders.
"I think it was like a ray of sunshine to help get them through so they don't have to worry about one more thing with all the stuff that's going on right now," she adds. "It was almost like a blessing, the Children's Miracle Network."
The celebration also served as a way to thank CMNH's loyal donors, and inspire the community to "put their money where the miracles are."
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