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LUVs is Hosting a Twitter Party
LUVs are not offering giveaway prizes for this. However, we encourage you to participate in support of driving diaper donations while interacting with @luvs and @cmnshospitals. For every use of the hashtag #LuvsBOYB, Luvs will donate one diaper to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital with a phase out of 10,000 diapers. The Twitter Party will be on June 14, 8-9pm EDT, which coincides with the special #BetOnYourBaby Children’s Miracle Network Hospital airing. For more information before the party, interact with Luvs on Facebook.
The following Mom bloggers will be hosting the Twitter party so make sure you follow them:
- Candy Kirby – @candykirby
- Kelcey Kintner – @mamabirddiaries
- Amy Sprenger – @snarkymommy
- Ann Imig – @annsrants
- Susan McLean – @nodomesticdiva
- Robin O’Bryant – @robinobryant
You can also interact with the show on twitter (@betonyourbaby) and #betonyourbaby, or the show host Melissa Peterman (@followtheblonde).
Bet on Your Baby
Between May 31 and July 19, “Bet on Your Baby” will air eight episodes, which feature toddlers, ages 2-5 competing in a series of activities. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals episode will air on June 14, which features Josh Miller and his parents Laura & Michael. For those of you who are not familiar with Josh Miller he is five and when he was born his legs contained no tibiae. He has prosthetic legs and has undergone multiple surgeries with one being heart surgery. He has appeared and done interviews for the Children’s Hospital LA.
Excerpt from a Local News Story about Josh
Keeping up with Joshua Miller isn’t easy, neither is keeping him down. Like the little engine that could, Josh never ever backs down from a challenge. It’s hard to imagine this strong little boy was at one time so fragile. His mom Laura was told during pregnancy Josh would be different. His condition: “Werner’s Mesomaliac Dysplasia with Hirshprungs. It’s quite a mouthful,” Laura tells me.
Josh was born with multiple challenges inside and out. His most obvious difference: no tibias. There was no bone connecting his knees to his feet, and he didn’t pop out with 10 fingers and toes. “Our son actually had 26 digits all together because he had 7 digits on each foot and 6 digits on each hand,” Laura explains.
“I’ve almost been through 8 surgeries. One was very difficult, Uhm heart surgery. I almost died, but I lived through it.” Josh remembers.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Jackie Szmuszkovicz explains Josh was born with a defect that blocked blood flow, between his lungs and his heart. Now that he’s recovered from open heart surgery, she marvels at how active he is today, “To me that’s the most important sign that his heart is doing well.
Laura still remembers living with the fear of all that could go wrong. Why didn’t it? “He hasn’t learned to feel sorry for himself. Hasn’t learned to be downtrodden,” she says.
On the contrary, Josh sees himself as a role model. He’s already competed in 3 triathalons to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation., and he often meets with new amputees to showing them all that he’s learned to do.
You can reach out to Joshua via his Facebook Page. For more about Josh’s story click here.
About the Children’s Miracle Hospital Network
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. One of those hospitals is the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, which is the hospital that treated Josh Miller. The donations raised stay in the community where they were donated to help local kids. The hospitals use these funds however they need them most, usually to purchase things like equipment, research, provide charitable care or even for supporting parents education needs – helping kids keep up on schoolwork when they’re in the hospital.
Walmart has been one of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s largest corporate partners for 27 years; so far, they have raised more than $700 million to help local children’s hospitals provide the best care, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Thanks to the associates and customers at Walmart and the efforts of companies such as Proctor and Gamble, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is able to share the message that children’s hospitals need charitable support.
Every minute, 62 kids enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment. They provide 32 million treatments to 10 million kids every year. Furthermore, they treat every child regardless of a family’s ability to pay and provide $3.4 billion in charitable care every year, which they are not reimbursed.
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