Click the above audio links for 24/7 free access
New JoyRide Show this week: Making Miracles with special guests from the Children's Miracle Network
What a fun show this was for us! Our internet radio station Radio Brave
partnered up with the Children's Miracle Network (CMN)
to raise awareness for all the miracles they're making happen for kids in need, and we jumped at the chance to be a part of it!
First we toured CMN's Houston hospital partner Texas Children's Hospital with our new CMN friends, Jeremey and Meghan. We got a behind the scenes look at the diverse needs of kids in our community, and when the hospital and families need some extra support, we saw how CMN steps in. Then we got to meet some of the families themselves and hear the remarkable journeys of their miracle kids. We were honored to have them in the JoyRide studio to share their stories in 3 mini-JoyRide-shows.
CMN raises funds to help kids in need and hospitals that serve them. The network raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals across the United States and Canada. Donations remain local and fund critical treatments, health care services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time!
We're inviting our JoyRiders to put your money where the miracles are and join us in texting BRAVE to 91999 to support your local CMN hospital. All the funds stay local to the CMH closest to YOUR zip code. Whatever you can give is so appreciated, and a $20 gift would be phenomenal! (Thank you, thank you, thank you for being a part of such a special cause!)
First up is Desiree and Darius Bradley who so passionately talked about their three kids, but especially their miracle baby Deonc who was born with a rare genetic condition, Jarcho Levin Syndrome, and spent many months in the NICU. She's a feisty, smart student who was Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s 2015 Champion Ambassador for the State of Texas.
Advocating for full inclusion for all abilities, they have created a line of "wheelie cute" and "wheelie fast" t-shirts. You can follow their amazing progress on their FullAbility FaceBook site
. Be sure to text BRAVE to 91999 to help families like the Bradleys! Here's a beautiful video highlighting their family...
Then we got to meet Doris Parker from Salado, Texas who's 9-yr-old son Logan has PMD (Pelizaeus-Merzbacher is a rare genetic disease of the central nervous system and brain that affects mobility and speech). He was Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Champion for Texas in 2016 McLane Children’s Hospital!
Look at this cutie!! He's winning over everyone with his huge smile and courageous spirit! They are beating the statistics every step of the way. You can follow Logan on his Facebook page
. Roar with Logan by texting BRAVE to 91999
What a treat it was to have Danielle and Izzy Slot in the studio! This cute family of 5 was devastated to hear their 4-year-old daughter Izzy had cancer in the liver and needed a liver transplant. But so happy to say she is 5 years cancer free with her sights on being a doctor herself. Follow along on her FB page
Help other kiddo's like Izzy live out their dreams by texting BRAVE to 91999.
Thank you for listening and helping us support this great organization. It feels so good to be part of the solution. Thank you to CMN for allowing us to be part of your new podcast outreach program. It's a beautiful thing... :)